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February 13, 2013
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  • Drugmakers, hospitals at odds over 340B discounts
    The pharmaceutical industry and hospitals are fighting over the federally mandated 340B drug discount program. Some hospitals use the program as a revenue source instead of to help poor patients, drug industry groups say in a report. Hospitals argue that 340B was designed to stretch resources and support hospitals that serve the poor. Congressional Republicans are looking into the program. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Obama vows to contain health spending in State of the Union
    President Barack Obama promised to seek to further reduce health care spending while praising the Affordable Care Act during his State of the Union address on Tuesday. "We'll reduce taxpayer subsidies to prescription drug companies and ask more from the wealthiest seniors," Obama said. "We'll bring down costs by changing the way our government pays for Medicare." The Huffington Post (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • States prepare to market health coverage to the uninsured
    States faced with the prospect of bringing millions of people into health insurance exchanges are developing strategies such as partnering with local celebrities and athletes to reach the 30 million uninsured Americans who will soon be eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. "We have to look at doing things a lot differently than what's been done in the past because this is a very unique audience, and we're marketing a product that's never been marketed before," said Michael Marchand of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. The Wall Street Journal (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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