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) Rule Striking Down Obamacare Moves Health Debate to Center Stage. The New York Times, December 15, 2018. 

The decision by a federal judge in Texas to strike down the ACA has caused a volatile debate.

2) Blumenthal pushes for legislation to curb medication prices. San Francisco Chronicle, December 16, 2018.

This bill will end “predatory price gauging” on life saving medications.

3) Court: Trump can’t let companies deny birth control coverage. The Washington Post, December 13, 2018. 

The appellate court blocked the Trump administrations rules for allowing employers to deny their employees birth control.

4)  Kingwood resident indicted in connection with more than $4M in health care fraud. The Houston Chronicle, December 12, 2018.

A Texas physician, as well as two others, have been charged in a health care scheme

5) DOJ joins whistle-blower lawsuit against Sutter Health. Modern Healthcare, December 12, 2018.

The Department of Justice intervenes in a whistleblower lawsuit claiming Sutter Health inflated Medicare Advantage payments.

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