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July 23, 2014: COA Releases Position Statement on 340B Program ObamaCare subsidies in jeopardy

Created on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TThe COA Board of Directors developed and released a position statement on the 340B drug discount program.

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July 23, 2014: ObamaCare subsidies in jeopardy

Created on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A pillar of ObamaCare was put in jeopardy Tuesday as two appeals courts split on whether the law’s premium subsidies are legal in 36 states.

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July 23, 2014: Dueling Decisions Leave Obamacare Subsidies In Limbo

Created on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A federal appeals court in Washington delivered the long-shot verdict opponents of the Affordable Care Act were waiting for today, when it ruled that Congress didn’t provide for subsidies on health insurance policies purchased through federal exchanges.

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July 23, 2014: Error: You Have No Payments from Pharma

Created on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Doctors checking a soon-to-be-unveiled federal website that will publicly list drug company payments are encountering error messages if they have not accepted industry money.

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July 23, 2014: Specialists see little change in compensation, survey finds

Created on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Some 20 years ago, when Dr. Michael Steinberg was already well into his radiation oncology career, physicians in his specialty enjoyed a good lifestyle as well as a good income.“In the 1990s, the day wasn't as full,” said Steinberg, immediate past board chairman of the American Society.

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July 23, 2014: Half of Americans think expensive medical care is better. They're wrong.

Created on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

There's a lot of clamoring in health care right now for more transparency in prices, making it easier for a patient to know how much their hip replacement costs before they land on the operating table.

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COA Board Approves Position Statement on 340B

Created on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The COA Board of Directors developed and released a position statement on the 340B drug discount program. COA Executive Director Ted Okon stated that, “This position on the 340B program took a lot of thoughtful deliberation by the COA Board. The program is a critical safety net for patients in need but it requires modification because it is unsustainable. When the bubble bursts it will be those very patients in need who will be adversely impacted. We hope that all providers and organizations come together proactively to engage in constructive dialogue about strengthening the program to ensure that every...

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July 22, 2014: HRSA Issues New Rule on 340B Discounts on All Uses of Orphan Drugs

Created on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HRSA released an interpretive rule that requires 340B discounts on all “non-orphan” uses of designated orphan drugs.

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July 22, 2014: MedPAC Releases the 2014 Data Book on Healthcare Spending and the Medicare Program

Created on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The data book is filled with trends and projections on healthcare spending and the Medicare program.

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July 22, 2014: Houston hospitals and pharmacies cash in on lax legislation

Created on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Legislation intended to provide pharmaceutical drugs at a discounted rate is actually giving major hospital systems in Houston and nationwide the opportunity to earn billions in revenue, according to a new report.

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