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The pharmaceutical industry is taking action after the Trump administration finalized a rule that would require drugmakers to publish list prices in television ads.

The Trump administration was warned that its policy changes undermining the Affordable Care Act would cause disruption to healthcare coverage and likely increase taxes, according to a leaked internal memo, first reported by Politico. CMS Administrator Seema Verma penned the memo in August 2018 and outlined how several policy changes could negatively impact the ACA market.

 

As Medicare for all continues to gain traction among American voters and more Democratic presidential nominees take up the platform, the American Medical Association has decided not to support such an initiative.

That’s the question David Freedman tried to answer in an article in The Atlantic, pointing out that the high cost of the U.S. healthcare system could come down to the patients themselves.

HHS, with the Departments of Labor and Treasury, has issued a new rule to expand the use of health reimbursement coverage, which provide tax-preferred funds for employees to buy their own insurance on the individual market.

Uber Health recently teamed up with Carisk Partners, a specialty risk transfer and care coordination provider, to reduce travel complications of getting to the doctor.

The sky-high costs of receiving medical care and the reality of asking for help to pay those bills are being highlighted by The Huffington Post in a series titled “Life and Death: Stories from Inside America’s GoFundMe Health Care System.”

The American Medical Association (AMA) has elected its new board of trustees for 2019-2020, with women physicians as the highest elected officers for the first time.

Patrice Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn in as president of the American Medical Association (AMA) during the group’s annual meeting in Chicago, becoming the AMA’s first African-American woman to hold the position.

 

The acquisition of Aetna by CVS Health, which came at a price tag of $69 billion and brought together the nation’s third-largest health insurance provider with one of the biggest pharmacy retailers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), is at risk as the transaction is still under review by a court.

Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder with no known cure that affects more than 5.5 million Americans, may finally be preventable. That’s if a vaccine developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico currently being tested turns out to be viable, reports local news outlet KRQE.

CVS Health has launched a new platform that allows its pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients to contract, implement and manage their health and wellness solutions.