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Congress Passes Major Fix to CMS Competitive Bidding Program for Diabetes Testing Supplies

A big win for people with diabetes as Congress passes language to strengthen key patient protections.

– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)


ASTRO Applauds Congressional Leaders for Extending the Radiation Oncology Payment Freeze

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today applauded congressional leaders for the passage of legislation to freeze payment rates for key radiation oncology services delivered in freestanding clinics.

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)


Endocrine Society Applauds Special Diabetes Program Renewal

The Endocrine Society praised Congress’ decision to include the Special Diabetes Program and increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government that passed Thursday.

– Endocrine Society


American College of Rheumatology Praises Congressional Leaders for Passing Spending Bill that Includes Part B Fix, Therapy Caps Repeal

The American College of Rheumatology praises Congressional leaders for passing today’s sweeping spending agreement, which includes a technical provision reversing a CMS policy that would have linked physicians’ quality payment adjustments to Medi...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)


Obesity Drives U.S. Health Care Costs Up by 29 Percent, Varies by State

Recent research by John Cawley, professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, provides new insights on how individual states are affected by the health care costs of obesity.

– Cornell University


New UNF Poll Shows Sen. Bill Nelson Leading Gov. Rick Scott in 2018 Senate Election

The Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida has a new poll that reveals Sen. Bill Nelson in the lead for the upcoming Senate election, with Gov. Rick Scott trailing close behind. The survey also shows that President Trump’s j...

– University of North Florida


Don’t Play Chicken—Why Government Shutdowns Are Bad for the Country

– University of Georgia


Experts Available - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to Speak at University of Chicago

The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP) will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an event on Wednesday, February 7 featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, who will discuss the importance of youth engagement in public ser...

Expert Available

– University of Chicago


DACA Student Maricruz De La Torre Honored with CSU’s Crellin Pauling Student Teaching Award

DACA student honored with the Crellin Pauling Student Teaching Award, and its $2,000 prize.

– California State University, Dominguez Hills


WashU Expert: What Constitutes Treason?

– Washington University in St. Louis


UIC Latino Groups to Host Forum on US Immigration Detention Centers

Forum to discuss policies involving family detention for undocumented immigrants.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


ACLU’s David Cole on Defending Liberty in An Age of Populism: Lessons from Trump’s First Year—Feb. 8 at NYU

David Cole, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, will deliver New York University’s Tony Judt Memorial Lecture, “Defending Liberty in America and Europe in an Age of Populism: Lessons from Trump’s First Year,” on Thu...

– New York University


Supreme Court Ruling in Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Case No Surprise

– Virginia Tech


Mid-Term Elections Could Be Game-Changer for Parties, Voters, and Administration, U of R Political Scientist Says

– University of Redlands

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