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Sugar industry withheld research effects of sucrose 50 years ago, study claims
Researchers say negative health impacts of sucrose could have been combated sooner had research been released – but industry bodies dispute the findingsSugar ’s demise from childhood staple to public enemy can be seen everywhere. Chocolate bars are shrinking,sugary drinks are set to be taxed and our recommended daily sugar intake hasbeen slashed in half. But the battle against sugar might have begun sooner if the industry hadn ’t kept secrets to protect its commercial interests, according to new findings. In 1967, when scientists were arguing overthe link between sugar consumption and increased risk of he...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Brown Tags: Sugar Society Business Health Science Medical research Cancer Heart disease Source Type: news

Innovating beyond rising U.S. healthcare costs
As nearly any employer, provider or consumer that touches the U.S. healthcare system can attest, decades of rising healthcare costs have put pressure on family budgets, businesses and taxpayers alike. The price of medical care is the single biggest factor behind U.S. healthcare spending, accounting for 90 percent of the $3 trillion spent annually on healthcare in this country. This spending reflects the cost of caring for people with long-term medical conditions, an aging population and the inc reased… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Source Type: news

Blog: Tax cuts for the rich have cost the country dear
When it comes to austerity, the Conservatives have often argued that “there is no alternative”. When he was Chancellor, George Osborne inflicted painful spending cuts on our country, our communities and our public services. Now, of course, George Osborne has sought to reinvent himself as a small ‘l’ liberal and a newspaper editor. Yet the choices he made – and they were choices – still have a lasting impact. The prime advocate of the “no alternative” doctrine may have left Parliament, but the effect of his cuts will be felt for generations. Yet the brutal approach to public s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget Tax Source Type: news

Tax cut for rich means billions lost to Exchequer
Cutting the income tax for people earning more than £1m per year has deprived the Exchequer of more than £8.6bn over the past five years, according to new analysis by UNISON published today (Sunday). The April 2013 decision to cut the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p has also saved the richest people in the country hundreds of thousands of pounds in that time, while public sector workers haven’t had a decent pay rise in years, says the union. An examination of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) statistics by UNISON shows that in the five years since the then Chancellor, George Osborne, introduced the t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis government public services Tax Tax avoidance Source Type: news

To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves
The recent drought in the West forced people to take a hard look at how they use water. In Colorado, some farmers tried an experiment: make their water more expensive without hurting business.(Image credit: Luke Runyon/KUNC) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Runyon Source Type: news

Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey's drinkers to home-brew
ANKARA (Reuters) - Carefully testing the temperature of a bucket of fermenting beer, Onder Ceyhan pushes back the foam to add a touch of yeast to his latest batch of home-brewed drink. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Latest: Pence says 'ball is in Senate's court' on taxes
Vice President Mike Pence says "now the ball is in the Senate's court," after the House voted Thursday to approve a $1.5 trillion overhaul of the nation's tax code (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Republicans push tax overhaul through House vote
Republicans have forced a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

House passes tax cuts, see why some Republicans voted against it
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a tax cut bill Thursday that cuts corporate rates and benefits small businesses and the wealthy. In Arizona, the state’s delegation split along party lins with Republicans supporting and Democrats opposing. “H.R. 1 is a major step forward in tax policy. It provides relief from burdensome taxes for most Americans – individuals, families, and businesses,” said U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, a R epublican representing Phoenix’s East Valley. “We understand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

House passes tax cuts, see why some Republicans voted against it
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a tax cut bill Thursday that cuts corporate rates and benefits small businesses and the wealthy. In Arizona, the state’s delegation split along party lins with Republicans supporting and Democrats opposing. “H.R. 1 is a major step forward in tax policy. It provides relief from burdensome taxes for most Americans – individuals, families, and businesses,” said U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, a R epublican representing Phoenix’s East Valley. “We understand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

The Latest: Democrats use new analysis to bash GOP tax bill
Democrats are using new projections by Congress' nonpartisan tax analysts to call the Senate Republican tax bill a boon to the wealthy that boosts middle-income families' taxes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON
  Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON The Treasury would save half the total cost of awarding council workers the pay rise called for in the 2018 claim put to the Local Government Association, according to new research published today (Thursday) by UNISON. The claim, submitted in May 2017, calls for a 5% pay rise and the real living wage for the lowest paid (£8.75 an hour or £10.20 in London). If council employees were given a decent pay rise, they would be paying more in taxes and national insurance, spending more and paying VAT, as well as claiming less in tax cr...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget councils heather wakefield local governemnt low pay national insurance pay up now savings New Policy institute tax credits Source Type: news

Blog Post: Supreme Court makes momentous decision on Minimum Unit pricing in Scotland
Today the Supreme Court has ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol is legal. This is a momentous decision, following five years of legal challenge led by the Scotch Whisky Association. It means that the Scottish Government can now implement MUP and allow a potentially game-changing alcohol policy to finally be introduced. After years of public debate on the merits and politics of MUP, we may lose sight of the basic principle behind it. MUP establishes a minimum price below which a unit of alcohol can be sold. It is not a new tax on alcohol, and – unlike alcohol taxes – it applies equally regardless o...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - November 15, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Julie Symes Tags: News minimum unit pricing Source Type: news

Senate Plans to End Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Proposal
Republicans also said they would set all of their tax cuts for individuals to expire at the end of 2025, but deep cuts in the corporate tax rate would be permanent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS KAPLAN and JIM TANKERSLEY Tags: United States Politics and Government Taxation Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Federal Taxes (US) Trump, Donald J Senate House of Representatives Republican Party Source Type: news

Tax Reform Could Impact Higher Education
Congress is considering major tax overhauls that would, among other things, impose an excise tax on the investment earnings of endowments at wealthy colleges and universities. Nearly seventy private institutions of higher education would be subject to the new tax, which only affects schools whose endowments exceed $250,000 per student. Public universities would be exempt. Only 30 of the top 300 research institutions in the U.S. fall within the list. Among them are Harvard University, Stanford University, MIT, Yale University, and Columbia University. The House and Senate have drafted their own versions of the tax reform ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Corporate Citizens of the Year — Step Denver helps addicts become 'taxpayers'
Step Denver is Corporate Citizen of the Year winner Tony Dunn's featured charity. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jonathan Rose Source Type: news

Corporate Citizens of the Year — Step Denver helps addicts become 'taxpayers'
Step Denver is Corporate Citizen of the Year winner Tony Dunn's featured charity. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jonathan Rose Source Type: news

She Took On Colombia ’ s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.
The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL Tags: Soft Drinks Obesity Colombia Lobbying and Lobbyists Sales and Excise Taxes Sugar Medicine and Health Source Type: news

do: She Took On Colombia ’ s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.
The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL Tags: Soft Drinks Obesity Colombia Lobbying and Lobbyists Sales and Excise Taxes Sugar Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Medicare Monday: Same bad ideas continue to threaten Part D and beneficiary access to medicines
Perhaps the biggest fact that is often overlooked about Part D is that there is already significant price negotiation in the program. Thanks to Part D ’s competitive structure, large purchasers oftennegotiate steep discounts and rebates with prescription drug manufacturers. This robust competition and negotiation consistently keeps costs low for beneficiaries and taxpayers. TheMedicare Trustees report negotiated rebates have increased every year of the program and premiums have remained stable since 2011. In fact, average monthlypremiums are expected to decrease in 2018. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Part D Medicare Medicare Monday Source Type: news

Apple avoided billions in taxes with offshore tax haven after Irish reprimand, according to newly released "Paradise Papers"
(Natural News) Germany’s largest daily newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, unleashed a firestorm of controversy in recent days when it obtained and shared over 13.4 million documents from two offshore service providers, including information related to 19 international tax havens. The documents have caused great embarrassment to some of the world’s richest and most famous personalities, including... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being overweight taxes your heart, increasing risk of disease, death
(Natural News) A new study reveals that putting on extra weight can substantially alter the size of your heart, increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke. A bigger, heavier heart stretches its upper chambers, causing atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeats. The chances of you carrying excess weight is increased when you consume high amounts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congress Weighs Repeal of Tax Credit for Rare Disease Drugs
Long untouchable, the incentive for development of orphan drugs is now a Republican target as lawmakers consider a broad tax overhaul. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS and SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Federal Taxes (US) Corporate Taxes Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions Biotechnology and Bioengineering House of Representatives Senate Medicine and Health United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Ending Medical Tax Break Could Be a ‘ Gut Punch ’ to the Middle Class
The tax deduction on medical expenses helps millions of Americans cope with high health care costs. The Republican tax proposal would eliminate it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATE ZERNIKE and ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Federal Taxes (US) Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions House of Representatives Source Type: news

House punts med device tax until after tax reform is finished
The US House of Representatives will not be considering the 2.3% medical device tax in its new push for tax reform, promising to attend to them after the reform effort is finished, according to a Washington Examiner report. Both the medical device tax and taxes on health insurers which were part of Obamacare will be left off the table until after tax reform efforts are finished, according to the report. House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said the taxes would be brought up “separately and immediately after conclusion of our tax reform efforts,” according to the Examiner. The House is hope...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Healthcare Reform Capitol Hill Source Type: news

9 million could lose a valued taxed deduction
The break for uninsured medical expenses is threatened in the House GOP tax bill, and that's sparking an outcry (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would food taxation be a successful strategy to combat obesity?
The debate,'This house believes that the UK population trend in obesity cannot be reversed without food taxation' was held at the annual conference of the Society for Endocrinology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Satellite imagery reveals decline in ISIS oil production
(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Oil production by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) steadily declined between 2014 and 2016, indicating that the group was financing itself in other ways, like taxation or extortion, according to a report issued by Princeton University and the World Bank. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taxpayers pay twice for crucial drugs like Avastin | Letters
Big pharma companies are charging over the odds for medicines developed with public funding, writeHeidi Chow andTabitha HaIt is shocking, but not surprising, that big drugs companies are threatening to sue the NHS for using cheaper versions of drugs that could save people from going blind (Drug firms trying to stop cheap eye treatment on NHS, 1 November). Another part of this story is that the two medicines in question – Lucentis (known generically as ranibizumab) and Avastin (bevacizumab) are based on the groundbreaking discovery of monoclonal antibodies, whichwere developed with UK public funding.The NHS itself fun...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: NHS Drugs Medical research Science Health Society Pharmaceuticals industry Business Blindness and visual impairment Disability Source Type: news

The fight against obesity: To tax or not to tax?
(Society for Endocrinology) Preventing obesity has become a major health priority and food taxation has been suggested as a crucial measure in order to achieve this. The debate 'This house believes that the UK population trend in obesity cannot be reversed without food taxation' will be held at the SfE BES 2017, the annual conference of the Society for Endocrinology, in Harrogate. The debate explores whether food taxation is an indispensable strategy to correct obesity trends, or whether there should be other ways of approaching the problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measure 101: A high stakes showdown over health care taxes in Oregon
A referendum on proposed hospital and insurance premium taxes has both sides issuing dire warnings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Measure 101: A high stakes showdown over health care taxes in Oregon
A referendum on proposed hospital and insurance premium taxes has both sides issuing dire warnings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Measure 101: Battle over ballot language rages on
Disagreements go beyond the merits of the taxes — rather, assessments (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Measure 101: Battle over ballot language rages on
Disagreements go beyond the merits of the taxes — rather, assessments (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

The Latest: GOP lawmakers mixed on sales tax deduction
GOP lawmakers from high-tax states like New York and New Jersey have mixed opinions about a plan by House leaders to permit taxpayers to continue to be able to deduct property taxes but lose the deduction for state income taxes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Orthofix ’ s Q3 profits plunge
Third-quarter profits for Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) plunged some 65% compared with the same period last year on increased income tax expenses, but the orthopedics company raised its 2017 sales outlook and increased the high end of its earnings forecast. Lewisville, Texas-based Orthofix posted profits of $3.5 million, or 19¢ per share, on sales of $105.2 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a bottom-line plunge of -65.1% on sales growth of 6.9% compared with Q3 2016. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 42¢, 4¢ ahead of the consensus forecast on Wall Street. “We contin...
Source: Mass Device - October 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Orthofix Source Type: news

Mid Staffs finally abolished after decade of scandal
The hospital trust at the centre of one of the worst care scandals in the NHS’s history will finally be dissolved tomorrow after three years as a shell organisation costing taxpayers £2.5m. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stable, affordable homes don't just help patients, they save taxpayer dollars
(Boston Medical Center) By investing in housing, hospitals can help build healthier communities and save money by stemming the tide of emergency room visits and costly health interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bill Targets'Silly' Science
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced legislation to reform the review process for federal research grants. S. 1973, the BASIC Research Act would overhaul the grant award process to end supposedly wasteful government spending. Notably, the bill would also require all grant applications to be available to the public and would prohibit subgrants unless the recipient is disclosed on a publicly accessible website. The bill would require grant review panels to include a taxpayer advocate as well as an expert “in a field unrelated to the field of research under which the grant proposal was submitted” who is &ldqu...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 30, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Presbyterian Health Plan reaches settlement with New Mexico AG
Presbyterian Health Plan Inc., Presbyterian Network Inc. and Presbyterian Insurance Co. Inc. reached an $18.5 million settlement  with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, the AG's office announced Monday. “This $18.5 million settlement returns critical funds owed to New Mexico taxpayers at a time of fiscal crisis,” Balderas said in a statement Monday. In the agreement, Presbyterian is not admitting any wron gdoing. Dale Maxwell, CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, said in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Rachel Sapin Source Type: news

Presbyterian Health Plan reaches settlement with New Mexico AG
Presbyterian Health Plan Inc., Presbyterian Network Inc. and Presbyterian Insurance Co. Inc. reached an $18.5 million settlement  with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, the AG's office announced Monday. “This $18.5 million settlement returns critical funds owed to New Mexico taxpayers at a time of fiscal crisis,” Balderas said in a statement Monday. In the agreement, Presbyterian is not admitting any wron gdoing. Dale Maxwell, CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, said in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rachel Sapin Source Type: news

The unlikely soldiers in the Koch Brothers ’ conservative army
Martha Llamas and Mary Khalaf aren ’t necessarily what you’d expect at a conservative grassroots mobilization effort put on by Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The group is the education arm of the Koch Brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity. The billionaire Koch Bros have funded conservative groups and causes aimed at rol ling back government regulations, lowering taxes and supporting right-to-work laws, repealing ObamaCare and opposing government policies favoring renewable energy. Llamas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

The unlikely soldiers in the Koch Brothers ’ conservative army
Martha Llamas and Mary Khalaf aren ’t necessarily what you’d expect at a conservative grassroots mobilization effort put on by Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The group is the education arm of the Koch Brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity. The billionaire Koch Bros have funded conservative groups and causes aimed at rol ling back government regulations, lowering taxes and supporting right-to-work laws, repealing ObamaCare and opposing government policies favoring renewable energy. Llamas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

Medtech industry mobilizes to repeal med device tax before suspension ends
The medtech industry is rushing to keep the medical device tax, part of Obamacare, from coming back into effect at the start of 2018 after its suspension lapses. Many in the industry were hopeful the tax would be axed as part of healthcare reform that was slated to repeal and replace Obamacare earlier in the year but never came to fruition. Industry groups are optimistic that the tax will be repealed before the end of the year, and have support from a number of US House Representatives who signed a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) urging him to take action on the tax. A total of 179 reps signed the letter to Ryan, incl...
Source: Mass Device - October 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Healthcare Reform Capitol Hill Source Type: news

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cerner's VA contract
A federal judge dismissed a case challenging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after it picked Cerner to install a new electronic health record (EHR) system without a competitive bidding process. The lawsuit, filed by San Diego-based health IT company CliniComp International, was dismissed Oct. 18 in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for lack of jurisdiction. CliniComp plans to appeal the case “because the health of millions of veterans and billions of taxpayer dollars is at stake,” Fi erceHealthcare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Taxpayer-funded drugs 'too expensive for patients’
Campaigners say UK taxpayers "effectively pay twice" for medicines, increasing NHS budget pressures. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I.R.S. Says It Will Reject Tax Returns that Lack Health Insurance Disclosure
The agency says it won ’ t accept individual tax returns that don ’ t meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Federal Taxes (US) Internal Revenue Service Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Thailand enters 'War on Sugar' with tax on sweetened beverages
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thailand has slapped tariffs on sugar likely to hit $9 million worth of U.S. beverage exports, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, as one of the top producers of the sweetener joins a growing list of regions implementing such taxes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bipartisan Senators Push Health Care Tax Relief
16 hours ago ... ... older taxpayers with high health costs will face a 2017 health tax hike due to a reduced medical expense deduction, ” said AARP CEO Jo Ann ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2017 (IPS)The world’s tobacco companies – which have been widely ostracized in the UN system – may be ousted from one of their last fortified strongholds in the United Nations: the International Labour Organization (ILO). A letter signed by nearly 200 public health organizations and labour rights groups worldwide is calling on the Governing Body of the Geneva-based UN agency to expel tobacco companies from its subsidiary membership.“Tobacco companies victimize fa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news