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January 26, 2018

This week the Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Alex Azar as the new Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary. Mr. Azar was most recently the President of the U.S. division of Eli Lilly and Company and a member of the Board of Directors for the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, a pharmaceutical lobby. Prior to those roles, Azar served as the...

January 26, 2018

This week, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028), was signed into law by President Trump. The bill requires the development of a national strategy that would identify specific actions that government, communities, providers, employers, and others can take to recognize and support family...

December 15, 2017

This week the House and Senate leaders reached a deal on the Tax Reform legislation. The compromise bill repeals the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and keeps the medical expense deduction. The bill is expected to lower the medical expense deduction threshold to 7.5 percent of income rather than completely getting rid of it like the...

December 8, 2017

The House of Representatives and Senate have both passed their versions of tax reform legislation. Both bills are now being conferenced to reconcile the different versions before a final identical bill can be passed and signed into law.

The Society has been actively monitoring the Congressional tax bill debate and has participated as...