HEALTH CARE REFORM

ACA Credited with Growth in Preventive Screenings

While efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue despite the initial failure to pass the American Health Care Act, there has been some indication that the ACA has led to more … [Read more...]

LDTs

Draft Legislation Proposes New Category for LDTs

House of Representatives members Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) are looking for feedback on a discussion draft of legislation called the Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act, … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Executive Orders Move Forward Regulatory Reform Plans

At the end of February, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) aimed at furthering the promise to reduce regulatory burdens and costs. The President's Blueprint for the budget, which … [Read more...]

FUNDING

Trump Budget “Blueprint” Proposes NIH Cuts, Increases for FDA User Fees and Enforcement

The headlines are harsh. "Terrible," devastating," and "crippling," are words the biomedical industry is using to describe President Trump's proposed cuts to science and … [Read more...]

GENETIC TESTING

Industry Claims New Wellness Program Bill Threatens Privacy of Genetic Testing Information

Anew bill promoted as supporting workplace wellness programs has met with significant backlash, criticized as forcing employees to give their employers genetic testing results. The proposed bill, … [Read more...]

GENETIC TESTING

Wellness Program Bill Threatens Privacy of Genetic Test Results

A new bill promoted as supporting workplace wellness programs has met with significant backlash, criticized as forcing employees to give their employers genetic testing results. The bill proposed in … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

House Proposes Replacement Health Care Legislation

Efforts to replace Obamacare are moving forward with legislation called the American Health Care Act proposed by two House committees—the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees.   Energy … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

New EO Calls for Agencies to Appoint Regulatory Reform Officers and Task Forces

On Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) aimed at furthering the promise to reduce regulatory burdens and costs. This latest EO requires regulatory agencies each … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

ACA Still Intact for Now, But for How Long?

Now that President Donald Trump has taken office legislative efforts to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have begun in earnest. Both the House of Representatives and the … [Read more...]

WHITE HOUSE

What Trump Administration Could Mean for ACA and Labs

Now that the election has concluded, labs and others in the health care industry have a new concern—what will the fallout be? President-elect Trump promised throughout the campaign to repeal the … [Read more...]


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