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Congress Considers Expanding Medicare Coverage for Prescription Weight Loss Medications

By: Jessie Bekker, Burr & Forman LLP Some Congressional leaders voted to expand Medicare coverage for prescription medications to treat obesity. The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee voted in late June to pass the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2023. If passed, the bill would approve Medicare Part D coverage for glucagon-like […]

Discussions with Decision Makers: Rep. AJ McCampbell

What first prompted you to consider running for office? I was a investigator with the D.A. office and a legislator was trying to move a high school to an area that was going to benefit a big business person that did nothing but bring the school down because the land was only suitable for industrial development. […]

Medical Association Endorses Prior Authorization Bill Reintroduced in Congress

On June 12, bipartisan lawmakers introduced an updated version of the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act in both the House (H.R. 8702) and Senate (S. 4532). The Medical Association is supporting the latest version of this legislation that was introduced, once again, by Senators Roger Marshall, MD (R-KS), Krysten Sinema (I-AZ), John Thune (R-SD), and Sherrod […]

Discussions with Decision Makers: Rep. Kenyatté Hassell

Kenyatté Hassell is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 78 in Montgomery. He assumed office on September 8, 2021. Kenyatté Hassell was born in Montgomery, Alabama. Hassell’s career experience includes working as the urban director of Young Life of Montgomery, the manager of Heritage Barbershop, and the campaign manager and a […]

The FTC Expands Notification Requirements for Health Breaches on Health Apps

By: Ashton Brock, Burr & Forman LLP On April 26, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a final rule aiming to clarify the current Health Breach Notification Rule (HBN Rule), giving greater protections and expanding breach notification requirements for vendors of personal health information who are not regulated by HIPAA. Pursuant to the FTC, […]

Discussions with Decision Makers: Rep. Jeana Ross

Jeana Ross, a Republican from Guntersville and supported by ALAPAC, is the newest member of the Alabama House. From 2012 to 2020, Ross led Alabama’s award-winning Department of Early Childhood Education. Under her leadership, state funding for pre-K classrooms saw a significant boost, expanding from 217 to 1,250 classrooms across all 67 counties—a remarkable 470% […]

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