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Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. July 6, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018 Kentucky waiver blocked Federal judge James Boasberg blocked a Medicaid waiver that would impose work requirements for Medicaid coverage in Kentucky. Though the waiver had previously been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Judge Boasberg struck it down because it would violate Medicaid’s purpose of providing health coverage for […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. June 22, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. June 22, 2018

June 22, 2018 New lawsuit challenges the Affordable Care Act A collection of 20 states have filed a lawsuit, Texas et al. v. United States et al., disputing the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The states claim that since the tax penalty for the Individual Mandate (the requirement that people purchase health insurance) has been […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. June 8, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018 New recommendations for colorectal cancer screening Last week, the American Cancer Society released new recommendations for colorectal cancer screening that say everyone of average risk should begin regular screening at age 45 (previous recommendations said to begin at age 50). The Prevent Cancer Foundation® supports this change, as there has been a […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. May 25, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 Right-to-try bill passes Earlier this week, the House passed the Senate-originated “right-to-try” bill, sponsored by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), in a 250-169 vote. This would allow terminally ill patients to request experimental drugs directly from manufacturers before they have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The bill has now […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. May 11, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 Trump expected to make drug pricing announcement President Trump is expected to make an announcement today detailing his plans to lower prescription drug pricing. Curbing the cost of drugs was a key part of Trump’s platform during the election in 2016. The administration had previously set multiple dates to release the plan, […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. April 13, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018 Executive order implements work requirements for Medicaid On Tuesday afternoon, President Trump signed an executive order imposing work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries and those receiving food or housing subsidies. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had recently approved waivers in Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas, allowing them to impose work requirements […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018 Kentucky to offer health and financial literacy tests to those losing Medicaid coverage After recently announcing work requirements for its Medicaid beneficiaries, Kentucky has announced it will offer financial and/or health literacy tests as an option to regain coverage for those unable to meet the work requirements. While the exact content of […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. January 5, 2018

Power. Progress. Prevention. January 5, 2018

January 5, 2018   PALS Act moratorium extended through next year Congress has extended the moratorium established under the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act until January 1, 2019. The moratorium deferred the implementation of the current United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) screening guidelines for breast cancer, which give a “C” grade […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. December 15, 2017

Power. Progress. Prevention. December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017 GOP tax bill nears final passage Republicans in the House and Senate are close to pulling together the final version of their proposed tax legislation. The bill has been in conference committee, where members have been hammering out the details to address concerns from both chambers. While nothing definitive has been released, […]

Image for Power. Progress. Prevention. December 1, 2017

Power. Progress. Prevention. December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017 Tax bill moves forward in the Senate The GOP tax plan cleared one of its final hurdles this week after it was voted out of the Budget Committee and brought to the floor for debate. The bill has received scrutiny by many health care advocates for its measure to eliminate the individual […]