The final word on the ACA's fate is years away, legal analysts say. But it could get messy in the meantime
December 20, 2018 | FierceHealthcare
This feature article notes that the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains uncertain for now in spite of the fact that a Texas District Court recently found that it is unconstitutional. Veteran health care policy advisor and ML Strategies Vice President Rodney Whitlock is among the industry sources quoted.
December 19, 2018 | Law360
In this Law360 article, leaders from the legal industry discuss diversity – a key issue for law firms and clients. Managing Member Bob Bodian is among the law firm leaders featured within the piece.
December 19, 2018 | Washington Post
This Washington Post article discusses how a recent Texas judge’s decision finding the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional could impact Republicans in the House and Senate in the next Congress, as well as throughout the next election cycle. ML Strategies Vice President Rodney Whitlock, a veteran health care policy advisor, is quoted in the piece.
December 19, 2018 | Inside Health Policy
For this Inside Health Policy article, the author discusses with medical device industry attorneys why the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) new proposed de novo rule could turn off product developers from entering the de novo pathway. The article notes that resistance to the proposal could stem from the appearance of a more intense pre-market approval process generally designated for higher-risk devices. Member and FDA Chair Bethany Hills is quoted in the piece.
December 18, 2018 | Inside Health Policy
FDA Chair Bethany Hills and ML Strategies Senior Director Aaron Josephson are featured in this article discussing two recently-announced actions by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to encourage industry adoption of two accelerated review and development pathways for new devices. The FDA’s announcement centered upon a final guidance on the breakthrough devices pathway and recommendations for a new Safer Technologies Program (STeP).
December 17, 2018 | MedPage Today
This feature article looks at a recent federal court decision striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The piece notes that while the decision will not immediately effect the ACA's implementation, there could be significant consequences down the road if the decision is ultimately upheld. ML Strategies Vice President Rodney Whitlock, a veteran health care policy advisor, is quoted in the piece.