Tag Archives: Congress
By Jill Wechsler | Published: September 27, 2013
Public outrage over deaths from contaminated injectables produced by large compounding pharmacies, along with rising concerns about counterfeit and unauthorized drugs entering the U.S. market, managed to lift the stalemate on Capitol Hill long enough to generate agreement on reform legislation. After months of public hearings and negotiations, Democrat and Republican leaders of the House […]
By Guest Blogger | Published: August 8, 2013
by Tom Norton As many of you may recall, earlier this year I commented on a section of the new Obamacare law that directed Members of Congress and their staffs to participate in the new healthcare program, effective January 1, 2014. The theory was that if Congress mandated Obamacare for all Americans, then Members of […]
By Guest Blogger | Published: April 23, 2013
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 […]
By Guest Blogger | Published: April 4, 2013
by William Kitchens On March 21, 2013, the United States Senate approved an amendment by a vote of 79 to 20 to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax. The tax, which went into effect this past January, was included as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
By Ben Comer | Published: April 4, 2013
Cash-strapped states are shifting patients from traditional fee-for-service Medicaid coverage to managed Medicaid plans. The IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics took an early look at how this trend effects prescription drug utilization.