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Advocate Aurora Health exec testifies in support of Stark Law changes

Advocate Aurora Health would take on more risk and move more quickly to implement a “truly value-based healthcare system” if certain changes were made to the Stark Law, Chief Integration Officer Mike Lappin testified this week at a U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing.
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Baldwin calls on CMS to release funding details for navigators

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., sent a letter with 16 of her Democratic colleagues last week asking for the federal government to “immediately” release funding details for local organizations that help people sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
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Johnson gets commitment from FDA on ‘right to try’ implementation

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Wednesday that he’s received a commitment from the head of the Food and Drug Administration that the agency will implement the “right to try” law he authored in a “way that maximizes access consistent with its intent.”
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Johnson: Goal of ‘right to try’ bill is to diminish role of FDA

A key goal of legislation aimed at providing more ways for terminally ill patients to get access to experimental therapies is to diminish the role of the Food and Drug Administration, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said in a blunt letter last week to Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
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