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Tobacco Taxes

To curb smoking and raise revenue, governments impose taxes on tobacco products.  SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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Telehealth Parity Laws

Ongoing reforms are expanding the landscape of telehealth in the US health care system, but challenges remain.  AUGUST 15, 2016
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Regulation of Health Plan Provider Networks

Narrow networks have changed considerably under the Affordable Care Act, but the trajectory of regulation remains unclear.  JULY 28, 2016
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Off-Label Drug Promotion

Drug companies are largely prohibited from promoting a drug for uses that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.  JUNE 30, 2016
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Ambulance Diversion

Efforts to mitigate ambulance diversion have been effective, but questions remain for future progress.  JUNE 2, 2016
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Uninsurance Rates and the Affordable Care Act

What does recent research show about changes in uninsurance rates since 2010?  MAY 23, 2016
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Medicare's New Physician Payment System

A 2015 law has the potential to transform how Medicare pays physicians.  APRIL 21, 2016
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Final 2015-20 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The federal government published its latest recommendations intended to shape people's diets based on the latest research.  MARCH 31, 2016
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