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Biden executive order sparks debate on physician noncompete agreements

The executive order President Joe Biden released last week asks federal agencies to harness their power in regulating competition, nudging the Federal Trade Commission to ban or limit noncompete agreements — including in healthcare. Roughly half of private-sector businesses require at least some employees to enter noncompete agreements, according to a 2019 study from the Economic… Read More »

Biden administration is planning for possible Covid vaccine booster shots

President Joe Biden puts his hand on a man’s shoulder during a visit to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination site at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S., April 6, 2021. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters The Biden administration is preparing for the potential need for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, though nothing is certain, a top… Read More »

Biden HHS nominee avoids specifics on hot-button issues in confirmation hearing

Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, avoided going into specifics on contentious issues during his first confirmation hearing Tuesday. Biden nominated Becerra, the attorney general of California, in December. Tuesday’s hearing with the Senate Health Committee was the first of two this week. He will face questioning… Read More »

Biden warns Trump and Amy Coney Barrett pose existential threat to healthcare ahead of Supreme Court fight

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pegged President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Judge Amy Coney Barrett as an existential threat to healthcare as the court prepares to consider a critical Obamacare case amid the coronavirus pandemic. “She has a written track record of disagreeing with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. She… Read More »