Our Healthcare Hot Topics of Week

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

1) Obamacare, Ruled Invalid by Federal Judge, Will Remain in Effect During AppealThe New York Times, December 30, 2018. 

A Texas federal judge, who ruled the entire Affordable Care Act invalid, issued a stay this week. This means the law will remain in effect while the ruling is being appealed.

2) Democratic Support for “Medicare For All” Grows. The Hill, December 30, 2018.

They feel a version of Medicare For All is necessary for the future.

3) ‘Medicare 50’ expansion emerges as house buy-in proposal. The Washington Examiner, December 28, 2018. 

The proposal would allow people to enroll in Medicare beginning at age 50 instead of 65.

4)  Number of outpatient facilities surges as industry values more convenient, affordable care. Modern Healthcare, December 20, 2018.

Potential changes to HIPAA requirements coming in 2019.

5) Medicare Can’t Cut Drug Subsidy Payments for Hospitals, Court RulesModern Healthcare, December 26, 2018.

A judge blocked the government from cutting drug subsidies to certain hospitals.

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