HSLI Newsletter

Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

Legislative Update, 07/03/2019

Federal news

President Trump signed an executive order for the development of rules requiring hospitals to inform patients of their treatment costs prior to receiving the services. [The Hill]

New research indicates that the Affordable Care Act has lowered racial disparities in cancer care. [The Washington Post]

The House voted to block Trump’s recent policy that would require ethics board approval of NIH grant applications involving electively-aborted human fetal tissue. The Senate would need to adopt the amendment in order for it to remain part of the FY20 spending bill. [Science]

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