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Trumpcare, Value Frameworks, GA Firefighter Cancer Bill Signed

IP Blog | Dave Melin | May 8, 2017

BioBlog Weekly oncologyIn this week’s BioBlog we look at the AHCA bill contents as it was passed by the House, the need to revamp value frameworks to make them a useful tool, as well as an exciting new bill passed in Georgia to get firefighters covered for various types of cancer.

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