DW blog: The First 100 Days


Obamacare repeal clears House, heads to Senate

 May 4, 2017 

In a vote of 217-213, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed a revised American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would repeal and replace certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The AHCA now moves to the Senate, where its future is uncertain. 

While the AADA has neither endorsed nor opposed the AHCA in its entirety, it has expressed its opposition to the legislation’s repeal of the tax on indoor tanning services built into the ACA. A number of other organizations also joined the AADA in voicing their opposition to the repeal of this tax. 

As the AADA continues considering the AHCA and any revisions made to it in the Senate, it will do so in light of the AADA’s principles for health system reform. At the root of these principles is the commitment to preserving the patient-physician relationship.

President Trump picks HHS deputy secretary

March 15, 2017
President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Eric D. Hargan, JD, to serve as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Hargan is a shareholder of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in its Health and FDA Business practice. He previously served as deputy general counsel, principal associate deputy secretary, and acting deputy secretary of HHS under the George W. Bush Administration. Hargan’s nomination will require a Senate confirmation.