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President Obama: Let Medicare officials negotiate drug prices

In his recent 2016 budget request to Congress,  President Barack Obama expressed growing concerns over the high costs of Medicare prescription drugs. His solution to the problem: Let Medicare officials negotiate prices with drug manufacturers. Currently, federal law prohibits such negotiations.

Florida may sue Obama administration over Medicaid expansion

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has threatened to sue the federal government, claiming its refusal to continue providing funds to hospitals to treat low-income patients is a pressure tactic to get the state to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.

SGR repeal bill draws criticism from fiscal conservatives, CMS

The American Medical Association swatted away concerns about the cost and depth of the bill recently signed into law to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula. 

Reflecting on milestones, obstacles as ACA turns five

The Affordable Care Act turns five today, and it's safe to say the law has had a interesting life so far.

Once the King v. Burwell nonsense is finished, focus must shift to strengthening ACA

Once the U.S. Supreme rules against the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell this June, it will be high time for the supporters of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to foreclose against further actions to kill...

In subsidy battle, too much hand-wringing and not enough analysis

Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided last month it would hear the case of King v. Burwell, my colleagues in the media have been worrying aloud as to whether the Affordable Care Act will be gunned...

Obama makes rare response to ACA critcism

President Barack Obama has quietly endured years of criticism for championing the Affordable Care Act, although he responded aggressively earlier this week after criticism from MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who claimed his administration deliberately lied to the American people to get the law passed through Congress.

Initial NIH BRAIN Initiative investments total $46 million

The National Institutes of Health will put forward $46 million to support the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative in its first wave of investments for the project.

Big data may require more privacy protections

Existing efforts to ensure the privacy of patient health information may be inadequate in the era of big data, according to a newly published White House report.

Proposed HHS budget would increase ONC funding

While the $75 million allocated for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in President Obama's proposed FY 2015 budget for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, unveiled Tuesday, is $3 million less than what was proposed a year ago, it represent a $15 million increase over funding actually approved for the agency for FY 2014.