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) Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $72 million in suit linking talcum powder to ovarian cancer. The Washington Post, February 24, 2016.

Johnson & Johnson paid one family $72 million dollars for failing to warn about the dangers of talc, the mineral used in baby powder.

2) 6 States Sue Obama Administration Over Affordable Care Act. AP, February 24, 2016.

A new complaint alleges that Obamacare did not provide notice that States would have to pay the Health Insurance Providers Fee to the federal government.

3) Beaumont names new president of Farmington Hills hospital. Crain’s, February 25, 2016.

Beaumont Hospital-Farmington Hills appointed Constance O’Malley as president.

4) Mich. senators reach $220M proposal affecting Flint. The Detroit News, February 24, 2016.

Negotiators have reached a deal regarding a federal assistance package for Flint, however it is unclear how the GOP caucus will view it.

5) Fight for Health Co-op Funds Looms. The Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2016.

It will be difficult for the Obama administration to recoup over $1 billion of federal loans made to co-ops that are now defunct, but were initially launched under Obamacare to spur competition.

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