How a Drug Company Made $114 Billion by Gaming the U.S. Patent System
AbbVie for years delayed competition for its blockbuster drug Humira, at the expense of patients and taxpayers. The monopoly is about to end. In 2016, a blockbuster drug called Humira was poised to become a lot less valuable. The key patent on the best-selling anti-inflammatory medication, used to…#humira #abbvie #amgensamjevita #ssrhealth #medicare #bristolmyerssquibb #astrazeneca #rachelsachs #washingtonuniversity #stlouis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Finds an Opening Against DeSantis
Trump’s typical mode of public discourse is propounding conspiracy theories and complaints about his election loss to President Joe Biden. But in his new message, he looks straight to camera and declares, “Under no circumstances should Republicans vote to cut a single penny from Medicare or Social…#trumps #republicans #medicare #socialsecurity #democrats #kevinhern #oklahoma #kevinmccarthy #trump #paulryan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) CMS HCPCS Modification to Code Set Form; and 2) Emergency Ambulance Transports and Beneficiary Signature. Comments are due by March 28, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Data Collection to Support Eligibility Determinations for Small Businesses in the Small Business Health Options Program and 2) Data Collection to Support CMS Burden Reduction and Health Informatics Efforts. Comments are due by February 27, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Former Trump Adviser Larry Kudlow Says Biden Keeps ‘Saying Something That’s Not True’ and Is Acting Like an ‘Authoritarian’
Fox Business host Larry Kudlow, who served as Donald Trump’s director of the National Economic Council, said President Joe Biden is behaving like a “totalitarian dictator” because he keeps claiming Republicans want to cut Medicare and Social Security. Biden and the Republican-controlled House are…#larrykudlow #donaldtrumps #republicans #medicare #socialsecurity #departmentoftreasury #democrats #hannitykudlow #trump #jeffries (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LARRY KUDLOW: Federal spending under Joe Biden is almost a quarter of our economy
Let's begin: Save America, stop the spending. House Republicans continue their quest, doing the Lord's work, to reduce inflationary federal spending as the price to pay for an increase in the debt ceiling. $31 trillion of debt is surely enough. Federal spending under Joe Biden is now at 24% of…#saveamerica #republicans #democrats #medicare #kevinmccarthy #larrykudlow #stevescalise #rescueact #greennewdeal #intelcorp (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The IRS is coming after middle America: Sen. Bill Hagerty
Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., discusses the new GOP bill that would ban the IRS' $600 reporting requirement and reacts to claims that the GOP is targeting cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.#billhagerty #rtenn #socialsecurity #medicare #medicaid (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Next Hospital Bed Might Be at Home
In a time of strained capacity, the “hospital at home” movement is figuring out how to create an inpatient level of care anywhere. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Helen Ouyang Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Emergency Medical Treatment Rural Areas CMS Innovation Center (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Source Type: news

Medicare Part D Plan Prices May Change Unexpectedly
(MedPage Today) -- What if you leased a car, then realized the monthly payment would increase as soon as you drove off the lot, costing you hundreds more? What if the warranty covers much less than what the dealer advertised? Welcome to Medicare... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 26, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Hospital Makes a House Call
In a time of strained capacity, the “hospital at home” movement is figuring out how to create an inpatient level of care anywhere. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Helen Ouyang Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Emergency Medical Treatment Rural Areas CMS Innovation Center (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Meetings: Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting nominations for the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE). APOE advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (the Secretary) and the CMS Administrator on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Nominations are due by February 24, 2023. In addition, APOE will hold a virtual public meeting on February 9, 2023, from...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 26, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

LARRY KUDLOW: This is the single biggest obstacle to growth
Joe Biden and the Democrats are simply incapable of telling the truth and, once again, we are seeing this as they are accusing Republicans in general and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in particular of wanting to cut Social Security, Medicare and the payment of interest on the federal debt. Now,…#democrats #republicans #kevinmccarthy #socialsecurity #medicare #cbo #communist #fairtax #federalreserve #worldwarii (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Punchbowl Reporter Tweets: House Rep. Speaker McCarthy told US Democrat Senator Manchin that he will not cut social security and Medicare
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ob/Gyn Convicted on Sex Counts; Cancer-Sniffing Ants; House GOP Mulls Medicare Cuts
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require subscriptions. Former Columbia University ob/gyn Robert Hadden, MD, was found guilty on four counts of federal sex-trafficking charges and potentially faces decades in prison. (AP) From a larger... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 25, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Amazon's RXPass is a deeper play into the health care space
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is making a bigger play in the prescription drug space with the launch of a $5 monthly subscription service for Prime members in the U.S. that will cover a range of generic drugs. The RxPass service, announced Tuesday, offers over 50 medications “that treat more than 80 common health conditions,” including high blood pressure, diabetes and anxiety. The flat-fee service also includes delivery. The service is not available to customers enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 25, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Drew Hansen Source Type: news