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California could shed light on groups that determine how much your drugs cost

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  California, Health Care, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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“Right now they are unchecked and any small step is a step in the right direction,” he said.

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New rules intended to keep insurers on Obamacare exchanges while waiting for what’s next

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Federal Government, Health Care, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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“Even if Republicans took no steps to repeal the ACA it may become dysfunctional if steps aren’t taken to make sure that insurers aren’t going to lose money,” he said.

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Florida certificate of need law stalls growing community’s quest for a hospital

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Florida, Health Care, Legislature, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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In 2003, the city of North Port looked at its rapidly growing population and made a decision: Sometime soon, it was going to need a hospital.   Unfortunately for North Port, Florida is a certificate of need state, which means that a state regulatory board determines what services, technologies and facilities are allowed to enter the […]

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Is opioid abuse an addiction or chronic illness?

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Uncategorized, Vermont  /  No Comments

As drug addiction continues to grow in Vermont, a question remains: is the state’s solution working?

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FDA regulation strong-arms genetic innovations

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Federal Government, Federal government, General, Health Care, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

For just five bucks, Amy Sumner, 46,  may have finally done what five years of ultrasounds and doctors’ visits could not — pinpoint the cause of painful inflammation throughout her body. The Cincinnati mother of two tells Watchdog.org the likely cause is rheumatoid arthritis, discovered through the popular genealogy website, Ancestry.com. “My biological father died […]

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States seem ill-prepared for looming federal Medicaid cuts

By   /  February 10, 2017  /  Federal government, Health Care, National, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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  States could be in for a serious budgeting wake-up call if they don’t prepare for a reduction in Medicaid payments as part of a repeal or overhaul of the 2010 health care law. An expert tells Watchdog.org that states seem woefully unprepared for how the potential restructuring of the country’s health-care insurance system could […]

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