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Medicare Advocates, Unions, Consumer Groups Urge Senate To Abandon AHCA And Start Over

More than 75 unions, Medicare advocates, consumer groups and others are raising concerns with the American Health Care Act's effects on Medicare and are urging senators to start over in a bipartisan way -- even though Inside Health Policy has reported Senate lawmakers hope to unveil an initial version of the bill after the Memorial day recess.

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The Trump administration’s HHS budget request would cut $6.19 million from the office responsible for enforcing data privacy and security requirements.

FDA’s oncology drug advisory panel voted 14-1 Thursday (May 25) to support approval of Hospira's epoetin alfa biosimilar, despite multiple advisory panel members expressing concerns over potential immunogenicity risks in certain patient populations.

FDA is no longer under a hiring freeze and will soon institute a rapid process for filling vacant positions, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb wrote to agency staff in an internal memo Thursday (May 25).

Senate Finance Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on Wednesday (May 24) said he wants to fully repeal the ACA's individual mandate, coming days after he had suggested he might be open to retaining the mandate during a transition period.

As President Trump continues to hold up the future of the ACA’s cost-sharing reduction payments as leverage to get the Senate to move forward on health reform, 196 House Democrats wrote to the president asking him to commit to continuing the payments.