American Health Care Act, Nominations and Confirmations, ASCO Special Awards
In this week’s BioBlog we look at the new details and projections for the American Health Care Act, the confirmation of Seema Verma and the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb for FDA commissioner. ASCO has also announced this year’s recipients of the ASCO Special Awards.
CBO: Republican Healthcare Bill Would Reduce Federal Deficit—but Millions Fewer Would Have Insurance Coverage
The Congressional Budget Office has released it’s score of the American Health Care Act, highlighting the changes in coverage and costs over the next several years.
If passed as is the replacement bill for Obamacare would leave 24 million more people uninsured, but it would also save $337 billion by 2026.
Upon the confirmation of Verma, industry leaders reacted and had mostly praise for Verma.
The Community of Oncology Alliance supports the nomination of Gottlieb who is a drug policy expert and should provide excellent leadership in the position.
ASCO has announced the researchers who are the recipients of this year’s ASCO Special Awards. These researchers are leading the way in improving and changing cancer care and treatment.