2011 January Health Care News

Issue Date: 
January, 2010
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The January issue of Health Care News describes how the Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives, fueled in part by frustration over President Barack Obama’s health care law, could mean implementation of the overhaul will face expanded oversight in the next Congress.

Also in this issue:

  • The rising cost forecast for Medicaid has some Texas legislators questioning whether their state would be better off opting out of the system entirely.
  • Harsh rules meant to prevent conflicts of interest for researchers may restrict advancements.
  • A new study raises concerns the CER Institute “could dampen development of new, potentially effective therapies.”
  • The latest round of reforms in Britain strips drug and technology authority from powerful bureaucracy, contradicting the Obama administration’s admiration for NICE.
  • Several states are considering dropping Medicaid because of budget concerns.
  • The latest lawsuit against certificate of need laws highlights their suppression of competition.
  • Organizations are pushing for Congress to include a transparency requirement in the Medicaid “doc fix.”

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