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Richest Americans Could See Millions In Tax Cuts If Health Law Is Repealed

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Meanwhile, the move would raise taxes on about 7 million low-and-moderate income families. In other news, as the health care landscape is turned on its head, Nashville is at a crossroads on where to go next; states move to protect free contraception; religious leaders speak out against repeal; Washington state may offer a blueprint for congressional Republicans to follow; and more.

Flu Shot’s Protection Wanes Over Time, Studies Warn

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But some scientists caution that more information is needed before changing any guidelines. In other public health news: HPV vaccinations, PTSD on the job, Zika, and stress in preschoolers.

Top Senator Expects Price Confirmation To Come Around Middle Of February

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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who leads the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, says his panel and the Finance Committee should be able to move the nomination of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as Health and Human Services secretary by the Presidents’ Day holiday. He adds that congressional leaders hope to consult with state leaders as they craft the health overhaul. “We’d like to move more decisions out of Washington back to the states,” he says, “and we can’t do that without consulting extensively with the governors. They’re all going to be here Feb. 19 through 22.”

Not Just Flint: Replacing Nation’s Lead Pipes Is Goal Of New Collaborative

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Environmental, health and other public interest groups team up to help communities replace pipeline segments that are tainting the water supply. In related news, Illinois moves toward a requirement that all elementary schools and day care centers test drinking water for lead.

Abuse-Deterrent OxyContin Pills Simply Redirect People To Seek Out Heroin

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A new study finds that the reformulated pills have not reduced overdose deaths. In other news, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie promises to fight the epidemic in his state during his final year in office and Walgreens announces that it will install medication disposal kiosks.

GAO Still Views Veterans’ Health Care As ‘High Risk’ Issue

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An auditors’ report by the Government Accountability Office to be released next month will classify health care for veterans as an issue that threatens the federal budget and quality of care. These findings underscore the difficulties that will be faced by whomever President-elect Donald Trump chooses to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Meanwhile, a U.S. Special Counsel says the Phoenix VA hospital is continuing to struggle with delays in care.

Anti-Vaccine Crusader Says Trump Tapped Him To Lead Vaccination Safety Commission

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The meeting between Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Donald Trump is alarming scientists. “It gives it a quasi-legitimacy that I frankly find frightening,” said William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University. However, Trump’s transition team has released a statement saying he is only exploring the option of forming a committee on autism.