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Big Win for Hospitals: Court Rejects 340B Payment Cuts Print E-mail
Written by Healthcare Dive   
Saturday, 05 January 2019 10:49
 
U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras has decided against the Trump administration in its plan to cut 340B payments for outpatient drugs that took effect in January 2018. Contreras said HHS didn't have legal authority to reduce payments and sidestepped Congressional authority. The American Hospital Association (AHA), America's Essential Hospitals (AEH) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) sued after HHS made the cuts. The groups said the government "exceeded its statutory authority when it cut Medicare reimbursement rates for certain outpatient pharmaceutical drugs by nearly 30%."
 

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 January 2019 10:51
 
Loneliness peaks at three key ages, study finds -- but wisdom may help Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 24 December 2018 14:41
 
Susan Scutti reports for CNN on December 20, 2018:

Rising rates of loneliness may not be news, but the three periods when it peaks may come as a surprise: More people reported feeling moderate to severe loneliness during their late 20s, their mid-50s and their late 80s than in other life periods, according to research published Tuesday in the journal International Psychogeriatrics. A total of 340 San Diego County residents between the ages of 27 and 101 participated in the study.
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 24 December 2018 14:44
 
Federal Judge in Texas Overturns ACA Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 17 December 2018 00:00
 
Late in the day Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 multiple media outlets reported the shocking news. Peter Sullivan reports for The Hill:
A federal judge in Texas on Friday struck down the Affordable Care Act, throwing a new round of uncertainty into the fate of the law just one day before the deadline to sign up for coverage for next year. U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor ruled that the law's individual mandate is unconstitutional, and that because the mandate cannot be separated from the rest of the law, the rest of the law is also invalid...The reasoning of the ruling states that in 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the mandate to have coverage because of Congress's power to tax. But, last year, Congress removed the fine for failing to comply with the mandate, which, he <O'Connor> argues, means the mandate is no longer a tax and therefore is unconstitutional.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 18:30
 
The scientist, the twins and the experiment that geneticists say went too far Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 03 December 2018 15:53
 
Helen Regan, Rebecca Wright and Alexandra Field report for CNN on Dec. 1, 2018:  
 
Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced to the world that he successfully used the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to modify the DNA of two embryos before birth, essentially creating the world's first genetically modified humans...Editing the DNA of human embryos that go on to deliver has never been done before. And with good reason, scientists say. The technology is still in its infancy and could lead to a multitude of unknown genetic complications later in life. Scientists have reached an understanding that implanting such an embryo is a boundary that shouldn't be crossed until the risks are reduced or eliminated.
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2018 16:10
 
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00
 
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