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Tue Dec 13, 2016, 08:05 PM

Obama signs medical cures bill into law

One last dance...

Source: The Hill, by Peter Sullivan

President Obama on Tuesday signed a sweeping medical cures bill into law, capping more than a year of bipartisan negotiations.

The 21st Century Cures Act seeks to speed up the approval of new drugs and invests new money in medical research.

The measure grew to include a slew of bipartisan priorities, including $1 billion over two years to fight the epidemic of opioid addiction and $1.8 billion for Vice President Biden’s cancer “moonshot” initiative. A long-awaited mental health bill was also included in the package.

The bill passed both houses of Congress on overwhelming bipartisan votes, an unusual development on healthcare as lawmakers gear up for a partisan fight over ObamaCare in the new year.

Read the rest at: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/310223-obama-signs-medical-cures-bill-into-law


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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 08:21 PM

1. This is wonderful news, yallerdawg.

Thank you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 08:31 PM

2. A little of this, a little of that.

Not perfect, both sides had issues with it, but they negotiated and compromised.

It took 7 years and 11 months to get here.

Very, very bittersweet.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 08:40 PM

3. A small step.

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