Varian Medical Systems beats The Street with Q1 earnings
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) yesterday topped the consensus earnings forecast on Wall Street with its fiscal first-quarter results, despite a slide into red ink, sending share prices up today in pre-market trading. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company posted losses of -$112.2 million, or -$1.22 per share, on sales of $678.5 million for the three months ended Dec. 29, 2017, for a top-line gain of 12.8%. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, including a $234.7 million charge for taxes on earnings as a result of the tax reforms enacted last year, earnings per share were $1.06, 4¢ ahead of The Street. Analysts there were l...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Radiosurgery Wall Street Beat Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Medicaid recipients sue to block new work-requirement rules
Fifteen Medicaid recipients in Kentucky have sued the federal government in an attempt to block new first-in-the-nation rules that would require them to work in order to keep their taxpayer-funded health coverage (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medicaid recipients sue to block new work requirement rules
Fifteen Medicaid recipients in Kentucky have sued the federal government in an attempt to block new first-in-the-nation rules that would require them to work in order to keep their taxpayer-funded health coverage (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oregon approves new taxes to address Medicaid costs
The state approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon voters pass Measure 101, health care provider taxes
Oregon voters on Tuesday passed Measure 101, retaining taxes and fees on hospitals and health insurers to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion. Advocates for the measure began celebrating victory at 8:20, about 20 minutes after the polls closed, with the "yes" votes leading by 60 percent, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State. "It’s official — we won," Serena Cruz, executive director of the of the Virginia Garc ia Memorial Foundation, told a crowd of about 400 people… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Pledges More Resources For Rural Poverty
Highlights comments made by Ben Carson, the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, at the 5th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Summit in Wisconsin, with a focus on mental illness and drug additions. Also discusses the disparity in funding opportunities for rural areas as opposed to urban areas and the relative costs to taxpayers for housing homeless people compared to how much emergency room care and extra policing cost when these people are left homeless. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 24, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Oregon approves new taxes to address Medicaid costs
Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oregon approves new taxes to address rising Medicaid costs
Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Oregon approves new taxes for Medicaid costs
Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oregon voters pass Measure 101, health care provider taxes
Oregon voters on Tuesday passed Measure 101, retaining taxes and fees on hospitals and health insurers to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion. Advocates for the measure began celebrating victory at 8:20, about 20 minutes after the polls closed, with the "yes" votes leading by 60 percent, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State. "It’s official — we won," Serena Cruz, executive director of the of the Virginia Garc ia Memorial Foundation, told a crowd of about 400 people… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Here's why Measure 101 may pass on Tuesday
Ballots aren ’t due until 8 p.m. Tuesday, but already there may be some indications that access to health will trump anti-tax sentiment and voters will pass Measure 101, several political observers predicted.  As of today, 747,525 ballots have been cast, or 28 percent of eligible voters, according to the Sec retary of State's running tally. Measure 101 asks voters to ratify a package of taxes on hospitals and health insurance companies to close a $320 million Medicaid budget shortfall and fund… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Here's why Measure 101 may pass on Tuesday
Ballots aren ’t due until 8 p.m. Tuesday, but already there may be some indications that access to health will trump anti-tax sentiment and voters will pass Measure 101, several political observers predicted.  As of today, 747,525 ballots have been cast, or 28 percent of eligible voters, according to the Sec retary of State's running tally. Measure 101 asks voters to ratify a package of taxes on hospitals and health insurance companies to close a $320 million Medicaid budget shortfall and fund… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregonians to vote on Medicaid taxes as costs soar
Oregonians will vote Tuesday on whether to allow Medicaid taxes on hospitals and health insurers to stem health care costs since the state's expansion of the popular program in 2014 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Toxic Black-Market Cigarettes Fuel Mesothelioma Concerns
The Australian government’s plan to see around 300,000 people quit smoking by 2020 has backfired. A tobacco tax hike of a 12.5 percent over a four-year span has driven the price of cigarettes to $40 a pack and rising. As a result, avid smokers are turning to illegally imported cigarettes to fuel their habit. The trend has resulted in the emergence of a flourishing black-market industry linked to organized crime. Up to 14.3 percent of tobacco consumed in Australia comes through the black market, with a wide range of brands and counterfeit imitations sold “under the counter” by shop owners and other individ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 22, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos in cigarettes Australian Border Force Tobacco Strike Team Australian Customs and Border Protection Service black market cigarettes Chinese cigarettes counterfeit cigarettes from China fake cigarettes fake Marlboros illegal cigaret Source Type: news

Oregon voters to decide Medicaid funding as costs rise
Oregon voters will decide Tuesday whether to fund the state's expansion of Medicaid with taxes on hospitals and health insurers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Researchers borrow from AIDS playbook to tackle rheumatic heart disease
(Case Western Reserve University) Billions of US taxpayer dollars have been invested in Africa over the past 15 years to improve care for millions suffering from the HIV/AIDS epidemic; yet health systems on the continent continue to struggle. What if the investments and lessons learned from HIV could be used to improve care for those with other serious chronic conditions? (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

IRS Tables Show What to Withhold From Paychecks
by Gary Strauss, AARP, January 17, 2018|Comments: 0. tool box full of money. Frank Bean/Getty Images. Tax law changes could increase your paycheck — but you could also end up owing more in year-end taxes. The Internal Revenue Service has provided America's employers with the basic information they need to ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Senate panel approves HHS nominee Azar
The Senate finance committee has approved president Donald Trump’s nominee for chief of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar. The former drug company executive is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate. If confirmed, Azar will succeed Tom Price, who was forced out after reports from Politico revealed he often used pricey charter jets on the taxpayer’s dime. Senate Republicans have argued that Azar, who previously worked as president of Eli Lilly‘s (NYSE:LLY) U.S. business, will be an asset to HHS given his experience in the pharmaceutical industry. At his confirmation hearing l...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Healthcare Reform Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Eli Lilly & Co. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Source Type: news

NAO report is a scathing indictment of PFI, says UNISON
The National Audit Office (NAO) report on the public finance initiative provides a scathing indictment of PFI and PF2, and confirms many of the fears UNISON has been raising for more than 20 years, the union said today (Thursday). The NAO says there are currently 700 PFI and PF2 deals in operation, and if no new deals are entered into, they’ll end up costing the taxpayer £199bn by the time they end in the 2040s. Commenting on the report, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The NAO report is a scathing indictment of all that is wrong with PFI. “After nearly a generation of PFI deal...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release hospitals PFI private contractors public services schools Source Type: news

New Report Calls for Lowering Blood Alcohol Concentration Levels for Driving, Increasing Federal and State Alcohol Taxes, Increasing Enforcement, Among Other Recommendations
Despite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the U.S. To address this persistent problem, stakeholders -- from transportation systems to alcohol retailers to law enforcement -- should work together to implement policies and systems to eliminate these preventable deaths, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee that conducted the study and wrote the report recommended a number of actions, such as lowering state laws criminalizing alcohol-impaired driving from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent blood alcohol co...
Source: News from the National Academies - January 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

PPPs Likely to Undermine Public Health Commitments
Capacity-building support for developing countries to safeguard the public interest in terms of public health and especially, to ensure that no one is left behind, is essential. Credit: IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR , Jan 17 2018 (IPS)The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requiring trillions of dollars. In 67 low- and middle-income countries, achieving SDG 3 — healthy lives and well-being for all, at all ages — is estimated to require new investments increasi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

New Report Calls for Lowering Blood Alcohol Concentration Levels for Driving, Increasing Federal and State Alcohol Taxes, Increasing Enforcement, Among Other Recommendations
Despite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the U.S. To address this persistent problem, stakeholders -- from transportation systems to alcohol retailers to law enforcement -- should work together to implement policies and systems to eliminate these preventable deaths, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Blog: Carillion ’s collapse has shown the true face of privatisation
January is a stressful time for many of us, with bills to pay and our finances stretched. So spare a thought this morning for those employed by Carillion. This is a terrible time for all those employed under the company’s contracts – including thousands right across the public sector. They will want assurances from the government that public servants working in vital roles will be protected, and they need to know who will pay their wages and what’s going to happen to their pensions. The government needs to move quickly to bring these contracts back in-house – to safeguard services and protect thousa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Carillion ’s collapse is terrible for staff and the taxpayer, says UNISON 
Responding to today’s (Monday) news that Carillion has gone into liquidation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is a terrible time for the thousands of people employed under Carillion contracts right across the public sector. “Staff need assurances about whether they have a job, who will pay their wages, and what’s going to happen to their pensions. “The government needs to move quickly to bring these contracts back in-house – to safeguard our services and to protect the many staff in schools, hospitals, local authorities and libraries. “It’s disgrac...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release dave prentis health NHS public services Source Type: news

How to Deduct Medical Expenses Under New Tax Law
1 day ago ... Nearly 9 million Americans deducted medical expenses in 2015, and nearly three-quarters of those taxpayers were older than 50, according to an analysis by the AARP Public Policy Institute. Of filers who used this deduction, 70 percent had incomes under $75,000, with 49 percent earning less than  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Newest AARP Weekly News Quiz
1 day ago ... What's been going on in the news this past week? Take the new AARP News Quiz to find out. Topics include the flu, lava lamps, death cleaning and taxes. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How to Tax and to What End? Sharing a Model Ordinance for Initiatives for Local Marijuana Taxation and Prevention Funding in CA
January 18, 2018 1:30-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Extending Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program for 10 Years
CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed a preliminary estimate of the budgetary effects of extending funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for 10 years and estimate that enacting such legislation would decrease the deficit by $6.0 billion over the 2018-2027 period. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Estimating the Costs of Proposals Affecting Health Insurance Coverage
This presentation explains the process followed by CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) when estimating the costs of legislative proposals affecting health insurance coverage. An example is the agencies'estimate of how repealing the individual mandate to have health insurance would affect federal deficits. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Every £1 invested in medical research delivers a return equivalent to 25p every year, forever
This study shows that funding research into these conditions not only delivers direct health benefits to patients, it is also hugely beneficial to the UK economy, helping to lay the foundations for a healthier, wealthier future.“This report supports previous findings that investing in biomedical research delivers an annual return of about 25 pence per pound in perpetuity, offering an indisputable economic benefit. This new figure ably illustrates why scientific research has earnt its place at the heart of a modern industrial strategy.”Dr Louise Wood, Director of Science, Research and Evidence, Department of Hea...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - January 10, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Every £1 invested in medical research delivers a return equivalent to 25p every year, forever
This study shows that funding research into these conditions not only delivers direct health benefits to patients, it is also hugely beneficial to the UK economy, helping to lay the foundations for a healthier, wealthier future.“This report supports previous findings that investing in biomedical research delivers an annual return of about 25 pence per pound in perpetuity, offering an indisputable economic benefit. This new figure ably illustrates why scientific research has earnt its place at the heart of a modern industrial strategy.”Dr Louise Wood, Director of Science, Research and Evidence, Department of Hea...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - January 10, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Allergan talks taxes and competition in 2018 outlook
Allergan (NYSE:AGN) had a busy, and occasionally fraught, 2017. After the company inked a controversial deal with a Native American tribe to shield its Restasis patents from review, a federal judge in Texas invalidated the IP, helping to clear the way for generics. And just last week, Allergan announced that it would slash 1,400 jobs in an effort to cut costs. But looking ahead to the new year, chairman and chief executive Brent Saunders seems optimistic. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Allergan talks taxes and competition in 2018 outlook appeared first ...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Optical/Ophthalmic Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Allergan Source Type: news

NuVasive takes a dive on Q4 prelims
NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) shares took a hit today after the company posted preliminary results for the fourth quarter, disappointing analysts who were expecting better numbers from the spinal implant maker. San Diego-based NuVasive reported preliminary Q4 sales of $272 million and preliminary full-year sales of $1.03 billion, roughly in line with the consensus on Wall Street. The company said it expects full-year sales growth in the mid-single-digit range this year, compared with 2017, with adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, debt & amortization of $290 million to $300 million. NuVasive said it expects its p...
Source: Mass Device - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Nuvasive Source Type: news

Competing With the State (Editorial)
There’s something fundamentally unfair about taxpayer-supported entities competing with private businesses and nonprofits, nor is using tax money to mitigate a poor business decision a wise use of public resources. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UAMS Shakes Up Conway Hospital Rivalry
Since opening in 2016, Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway has relied on doctors from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to provide certain services. And because UAMS is a taxpayer-supported teaching hospital, Conway Regional Health System sees this as unfair competition. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

IRS Sets April 17 as Tax Filing Deadline
1 day ago ... The Additional Child Tax Credit is based on a filer's income and tax liability. Taxpayers who need filing and preparation help through the IRS can find more information at IRS.gov/GetReady. Also, beginning Feb. 1 you can take advantage of AARP Foundation's free Tax-Aide Program, now entering its 50th  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Innovation, Sustainability, Prosperity: Japan ’s Healthcare Vision
In 2015, the Japanese government appointed an advisory panel of young experts to lay out its vision of healthcare in the country for 2035. This vision is a healthcare system that delivers unrivalled health outcomes, provides secure and responsive care for all in society, is sustainable, and contributes to prosperity in the nation and around the world.Yet, how achievable is this ideal, and how does the government plan to realize its vision? What is clear is that it will require a paradigm shift – a move from quantity to quality of care and from inputs to value, on care rather than cure, on autonomy over regulation, on...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Why should taxpayers keep paying the salaries of sex perverts and gropers at PBS and NPR?
(Natural News) Following the firing of seven male hosts and editors at the government-sponsored PBS and NPR networks in 2017, many Americans are now asking themselves the question: If these guys aren’t going to be replaced with honest, decent non-predators, then is it really worth spending our tax dollars to keep these media outlets afloat?... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why employers won ’t know which MN hospitals charged $30,000 more (or less) for same treatment
The prices that Minnesota hospitals charge for common procedures can vary by tens of thousands of dollars, according new research from the state of Minnesota. But employers ­ — or anyone else — won’t know which hospitals charged more or less, even though the research is based on data stored in a taxpayer-funded database. The Business Journal reported at length on why that’s the case last year. The short answer is that state law bars the release of names of in dividual hospitals and insurers.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Reimbursement: What Does the Future Look Like?
  January is an excellent time to take a step back and ponder our future. What issues will be challenging our leadership this year? What trends have surfaced that require our attention? We’ll start the conversation with reimbursement. Year after year, it tops the list as we continue to see revenue erosion and rising expenses. In most states, reimbursement alone is inadequate to keep pace with our increasing costs. In addition, Medicare seems to always be looking for ways to reduce our payments. Due to the Affordable Care Act, the number of people covered by Medicaid, typically a poor payer (i.e., low levels of r...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Vincent D. Robbins, FACHE, FCEMSE Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Is it Feasible to Promise Quality Patient Care While Slashing Budgets?
Is it feasible to promise quality while slashing budgets? Governmental entities throughout the United States continue to face tightening budgets, and public safety is facing increased scrutiny. EMS is the most vulnerable of the three public safety services, and this vulnerability has increased over the last two decades as large, for-profit ambulance conglomerates have swooped in and seduced elected officials with the promise of slashing budgets while improving quality. Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. It seems counterintuitive that a private company can replace a publicly-funded service, decrease cost...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Take the Second Careers Quiz
Dustin Cohen. Are you ready to draw on your talent and experience to take on fresh challenges in a brand new field? More on Retirement. READ: Pay less taxes in retirement; INTERACTIVE: 2 essential paths to a secure retirement; PLAN AHEAD: AARP Retirement Calculator; WATCH: Don't be clueless about your Social  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Political Responsibility in the Collapse of Our Planet
Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusBy Roberto SavioROME, Dec 27 2017 (IPS)On 20 December, Europe’s 28 Ministers of Environment met in Brussels, to discuss the plan for reducing emissions prepared by the Commission, to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Well, it is now clear that we have lost the battle in keeping the planet as we have known it. Now, of course, this can be considered a personal opinion of mine, devoid of objectivity. Roberto SavioTherefore I will bring a lot of data, history and facts, to make it concrete. Data and facts have good value: they focu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Financial Crisis Global Green Economy Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Lupin moves court fearing tax on pre-GST stock
​Lupin, like many other pharma companies, is worried that some of the stock lying in its godowns could face double taxation due to goods and services tax (GST) regulations. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mylan 'tip of the iceberg,' senator says as report suggests drug misclassifications cost taxpayers billions
Taxpayers may have lost billions because drugs were potentially misclassified under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, according to a new report released by the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. The OIG report, which analyzed the years 2012-2016, indicated that the top 10 potentially misclassified drugs cost Medicaid $1.3 billion.That’s the same amount that a prior report said cost taxpayers over 10 years due to Mylan NV’s misclassification of EpiPen. Mylan (Nasdaq:MYL),… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

No repeal for medical device tax this year
The U.S. Congress entered its end-of-year recess yesterday without acting to further delay or outright repeal the medical device tax, a 2.3% levy on medtech sales that’s set to resume next week after a two-year hiatus. House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said repealing the medical device tax and others contained in Obamacare will have to wait until early 2018. “We’ll have to move forward next year on those health-care taxes,” Brady said, according to The Hill. “With the end of the year and tax reform done, that clears the deck to move those things forward.” La...
Source: Mass Device - December 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat medicaldevicetax Source Type: news

McCarthy: Publicize members' sexual harassment settlements
On "The Takeout" this week, McCarthy says he thinks taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlements should be made public (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Requiem for the Individual Mandate
Born a conservative idea, maturing as a bipartisan one, then tagged a Democratic invention, it survived many attacks but fell victim to the G.O.P. tax plan. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Law and Legislation Taxation Source Type: news