Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Congress 'Tip Toes' Around Obamacare

by Tom Norton Of the many issues involved with the actual implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, aka, “Obamacare”, few are more intriguing to me than those that personally impact Members of Congress (MOCs).  Here’s a good example of what I’m talking about — Today, on Capitol Hill, MOCs, along with thousands of their […]
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Are US and Canadian Rx Policies Converging?

by Tom Norton As the US pharmaceutical industry anxiously watches the rapid onset of Obamacare, certainly one of the more pressing issues is the debate over the number of drugs that will be reimbursed in each therapeutic class under the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) program.  To say that this is a critical concern for the […]
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Questions About the 2013 Implementation of IPAB

by Tom Norton With the general election behind us, the anticipated avalanche of ObamaCare regulations has begun.  Last week, it was reported that more than 13,000 pages of rules and regulations have been issued by HHS since Nov. 6th.   A huge amount of activity, to be sure, but as stated, not surprising.  That’s because the […]
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Pharma Gains from Rule On Health Insurance Benefits

Recent change likely to boost drug coverage by plans, but with variation in formularies. Health plans offering coverage to individuals and small companies are more likely to cover multiple drugs in each class or category under revised regulations proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services in November. A key change in rules to […]
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With the Election Decided, It's Full Speed Ahead on ObamaCare

by Tom Norton With the Presidential election decided and President Obama the clear winner, it’s time for Pharma to get down to business on the implementation of ObamaCare.  Here are some of the key actions to anticipate between now and January 1, 2013.
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