Posted by: Audrey Erbes | October 29, 2017

Is Recent Huge Cut in Medicare Actually Law?

Congress Just Cut $500 Billion from Medicare?

Question is what does the recent legislation really mean? I don’t think they really passed law removing $500 billion. What they actually did is a ”set up” for future legislation in which they would like to cut $1.5 Trillion from social welfare programs which we thought were untouchable—“entitlement programs.” Actually what they did is show us their vision of what they want to do.

“The budget resolution adopted by the US Senate last week, and by the House of Representatives on Thursday, is not a law. It cannot be signed or vetoed by the president, and the policies it recommends are just that — recommendations.”

But it matters because the budget resolution changes the rules for passing certain legislation, especially in the Senate where it will allow Republicans to pass $1.5 trillion in tax cuts over 10 years with only 51 votes. “Congress quietly passed a budget outline with $1.8 trillion in health care cuts, Will the cuts become law? Unlikely. Does the budget vision matter? Definitely.” updated by Dylan Matthews@dylanmattdylan@vox.com,  Oct 26, 2017. Find this very detailed article filled with information at https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/26/16526458/2018-senate-budget-explained

Highlights for Life Science Events for Week of Oct. 29, 2017

  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, Oct. 31, 2017, Topic: “Opportunities and Challenges for the Health Ecosystem in Emerging Countries,” Speaker:  Bert Wank, Founder & CEO, infiniRel Corporation
  • QB3, Thursday Midday, Oct. 31, 2017, Event: “Introduction to the Science Exchange Marketplace at QB3,” Speakers: Nolan McDonnelll is the Director of Business Development at Science Exchange and Zev Wisotsky is a Senior Scientist / Research & Development Specialist at Science Exchange
  • JLABS, Thursday Midday, Nov. 2, 2017, Topic: “Let’s Talk Legal Workshop | Venture Financing: What to Expect and Strategies for Success,” Speakers: Stuart Wilks | Assistant General Councel, Johnson & Johnson,Steven A. Wilcox | Partner, Ropes & Gray, Brad Flint | Associate, Ropes & Gray
  • MedTech Frontiers, Thursday Evening, Nov. 2, 2017, Topic: “The Intersection of Big Data (BD) and Interactive Virtual Reality (IVR): It’s All About Intuition, Speaker: Ron Schilling, PhD, Executive Chairman, EchoPixel

You can download the details for the upcoming events this week and those through March 2018 with Audreys Picks Oct. 29, 2017. You can also download this week’s new Jobs That Crossed My Desk ThroughOct. 29, 2017.

Audrey

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