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Final AHP rule weakens key protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions says patient and consumer groups
A group of 26 patient and consumer groups issued the following statement on the final rule released today by the U.S. Department of Labor that would expand the use of “association health plans."
Study Highlights: Gene-editing technology may help scientists discern whether genetic variations with undetermined effects are harmless or dangerous. Researchers used the technology to assess a genetic variant suspected to have a role in enlarged...
Study Highlights: Autopsy findings provide valuable information about causes and natural history of overall cardiovascular disease. Several papers in a special issue of Circulation offer insight into how autopsy contributes to answers about the causes of sudden cardiac death, information from implantable device to improve heart function, and identifying the original cause of atherosclerosis.
Leading health organizations collaborate with industry on new initiative to combat growing diabetes and cardiovascular disease threat
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today announced the start of a new multi-year collaborative initiative supported by founding sponsors Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), and Novo Nordisk. The initiative’s goal is to help people with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of disability and death due to cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.
Patient groups representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae or friend of the court brief today in the U.S. District Court case, Texas v. United States, citing the devastating impact patients would face should the court side with plaintiffs and move to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA).