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) Flint Mayor Declares Disaster in Hopes of Getting Federal Aid. The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2015.

Flint is seeking funding to address the effects of contamination in the city’s drinking supply.

2) In Likely Spending Plan, Congress Readies Blows to Obama’s Health Care Law. The New York Times, December 16, 2015.

One of the changes to Obamacare is a two-year delay of a tax on high-cost insurance plans provided by employers to workers.

3) Shkreli, ‘most hated man in healthcare,’ arrested for fraud. Healthcare IT News, December 17, 2015.

Martin Shkreli, the CEO known for hiking the price of AIDS drug Daraprim, was arrested for securities fraud.

4) Providers press for delay, flexibility in EHR Rule. Modern Healthcare, December 16, 2015.

During the comment period, several organizations requested that the EHR incentive program be refocused on promoting interoperability.

5) Hepatitis Drug Among The Most Costly For Medicaid. NPR, December 15, 2015.

A drug that can cure hepatitis C was one of the top pharmaceutical costs in many states’ Medicaid budgets.

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