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Congress Awaits Health Provisions in President’s Budget

Health Bills Slated for House Floor Consideration; SAMHSA Releases Proposed Rule Focused on Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records Legislative Activity

Congress Awaits Health Provisions in President’s Budget… 1,168 more words

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Behind the Curtain: Shkreli was NOT the Big Story on the Hill Today

Congress’s complex relationship with prescription drugs was on display today in the House of Representatives.  In the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR), Martin Shkreli pleaded the 5th at a… 471 more words

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HHS Issues Final Rule on HIPAA and Firearm Background Check Reporting

On January 6, as part of President Obama’s executive action to combat gun violence, HHS promulgated a final regulation modifying the HIPAA Privacy Rule to allow certain HIPAA covered entities to disclose limited information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). 653 more words

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Gun Control: HIPAA Final Rule Targets Background Checks and Mental Health Reporting

President Obama has announced plans to tighten gun control regulations, including applying the background check requirement to dealers at gun shows and on websites.  Federal law already requires that those “engaged in the business” of selling guns must have a… 757 more words

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House Vote To Send Health Law Repeal To Obama For First Time

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The House is poised to open its legislative year by sending a bill to President Barack Obama’s desk repealing his signature health care law. 123 more words

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Vote to repeal Obama's health law marks testy start to 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is poised to send a bill to President Barack Obama’s desk repealing his signature health care law, a sharply partisan start to a presidential election year in which legislating may take a back seat to politics on Capitol Hill. 762 more words

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Extension of 2015 Affordable Care Act Reporting Deadlines

On December 28, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2016-4 extending the deadline for information reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA” 151 more words

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