Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) Trump administration set to expand religious exemptions to birth control coverage. The Washington Post, October 19, 2018. 

The Trump administration is looking to reverse the ACA rule requiring employers to cover birth control

2) Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get date on 75,000The Associated Press, October 19, 2018.

CMS announced that the healthcare.gov website was hacked affecting data of over 75,000 users.

3) Judge reduces jury award against Bayer’s RoundUp to $78.5 Million. The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2018. 

A California judge reduced the judgement against Bayer/Monsanto by more than $200 million.

4) Trump administration unveils health options for small firms. The Associated Press, October 22, 2018.

The Trump administration is unveiling new options for small businesses to use tax-free accounts for providing health coverage to their workers.

5) Another pharmacist denied a woman a miscarriage drug over personal morals. The Huffington Post, October 18, 2018.

A Michigan pharmacist accused the woman of lying about her miscarriage so she could terminate her pregnancy.

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