Could their be a bipartisan Obamacare fix?

Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act appear to be dead – at least for now. But two U.S. senators may soon unveil a bipartisan proposal to make modest healthcare fixes. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the committee’s ranking […]

Webinar: How late 2017 has changed medtech

This webinar was presented live on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Click below to watch on demand.       When it comes to news out of the U.S. government: one word could sum up what it means for the medical device industry: “uncertainty.” It was true at the start of 2017. And it is even

The top medtech stories of early 2017

The new Trump administration and Republican Congress – and all the accompanying change and uncertainty –is the major story for the medical device industry. But there are many other medtech stories worth noting from the first quarter of 2017. There was an FDA warning over Abbott’s Absorb bioresorbable stent, a continued spate of M&A deals, a

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House GOP healthcare plan would kill the medical device tax

Brad Perriello, Executive Editor A plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act floated by Republicans yesterday – which critics have already dubbed “Trumpcare” or “Obamacare Lite” – would permanently repeal the medical device tax effective Jan. 1, 2018. A hold on the 2.3% tax on U.S. medical device sales went into effect at the beginning

Analysis: 5 ways Trump is making things uncertain for medtech

Want a word to sum up 2017? Try “uncertainty.” Chris Newmarker, Managing Editor Wall Street investors remain on a sugar high from the new Trump administration and Republican Congress. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up hundreds of points since President Donald Trump’s promise to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday that he wanted to

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Details emerge on plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

Brad Perriello, Executive Editor The evolving Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare would repeal cuts in payments to hospitals treating large numbers of uninsured patients, repeal the penalties for individuals and employers who don’t have or offer coverage and unwind changes to Medicaid made by the Affordable Care Act, according to a GOP policy paper issued yesterday. The

Healthcare industry braces for change on Trump’s executive order

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that could scale back enforcement of some provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, and analysts warned that shares of hospitals and Medicaid providers could face new pressure as fears over losing coverage grow. President Trump wrote that government departments should “waive, defer, grant