5 recent legislative developments affecting healthcare

The following is a roundup of recently introduced legislation and legislative developments affecting the healthcare industry.

1. Proposed NJ legislation could cause hospitals to close, says CarePoint CEO
CarePoint Health CEO Dennis Kelly proposed an alternative to the out-of-network reform bill several top Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey recently introduced.

2. House Democrats push to repeal 'Cadillac tax'
U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) and Dina Titu (D-Nev.) unveiled legislation to eliminate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac tax."

3. House approves cybersecurity information-sharing bill
Despite warnings from security professionals and privacy advocates, the House passed the controversial Protecting Cyber Networks Act that could put sensitive consumer information at risk.

4. More states introduce prescription transparency legislation
Lawmakers in a handful of states introduced transparency bills requiring drug makers to disclose costs.

5. House to combine cybersecurity threat information sharing bills
Two cybersecurity information sharing bills passed by the House of Representatives were combined into one bill.

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