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Follow health legislation on the US and state level.

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Tech companies earn White House praise for committing to easier health data access
Major technology companies on Monday announced their commitment to making it easier to share data across the healthcare sector, in a move backed by the White House.The companies said that they're pushing to make data more accessible for the......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Monday, August 13, 2018

Overnight Health Care: States fight Trump on non-ObamaCare plans | Analysis looks into surprise medical bills | Left hits industry group working against single payer
Happy Monday, and welcome to Overnight Health Care. The Senate returns from recess Wednesday night, but the House is out for the rest of the month. There is plenty of health news though to keep us busy.Here are today's health care......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Monday, August 13, 2018

Patients often end up with expensive medical bills, even when they go to in-network facilities: analysis
About 1 in 6 hospital stays for patients enrolled in large employer health plans results in out-of-network bills, which tend to be costly and not fully covered by insurance, according to an analysis released Monday. The Kaiser......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Monday, August 13, 2018

States fight Trump on non-ObamaCare health plans
The Trump administration's new policy of expanding the sale of "short-term" insurance plans as a cheaper alternative to ObamaCare is quickly running into opposition from state regulators.The Department of Health and Human Services is urging states......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Anti-abortion group launches ads against Manchin over Planned Parenthood
A leading anti-abortion group is launching a new ad campaign against Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) over his stance on Planned Parenthood. The group Susan B. Anthony List is launching $785,000 in TV and radio ads against Manchin, who faces......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Friday, August 10, 2018

Drug pricing watchdog group targets California Dem in $500K ad buy
An advocacy group pushing for lower drug prices is launching a $500,000 campaign against Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) for her "cozy ties to the drug industry."Patients for Affordable Drugs Action announced Friday it would send mailers to......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Friday, August 10, 2018

Fearing ‘blue wave,' drug, insurance companies build single-payer defense
Powerful health care interests worried that a Democratic "blue wave" could give new energy to single-payer healthcare legislation have created a new group to take on the issue.The formation of the Partnership for America's Health Care Future is a......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Friday, August 10, 2018

Trump admin urges states to cooperate on expansion of non-ObamaCare plans
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday urged states to cooperate with the Trump administration's expansion of "short-term" health plans outside of ObamaCare.Several state regulators have moved to restrict the sales of these......
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Seattle soda tax generates more than $10M in first six months
The city of Seattle has received more than $10 million from its tax on sugary drinks in the six months since the measure has been imposed.Fox Business reported Thursday that Seattle officials are now predicting that the tax could bring in more funds....
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Top Republicans concerned over impact of potential Trump drug rule
Two top Republicans are urging the White House to complete a thorough economic analysis before releasing a new policy that could completely upend the way prescription drugs are purchased.In a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director.....
The Hill: Healthwatch Blog
Thursday, August 9, 2018

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