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The Obama administration has called for national action on antibiotics.

New strategy for antibiotics

The White House unveiled a national plan in September to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It includes an executive order to “reduce the emergence and spread” of these bacteria and ensure availability of treatments.

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White House creates new national strategy on antibiotics

The Obama administration has unveiled a national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It includes an executive order to direct the federal government to “reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and to help ensure the continued availability of effective treatments for bacterial infections.”

White House proposes 'accelerated' skilled nursing facility payment cuts

White House proposes ‘accelerated’ skilled nursing facility payment cuts

The White House’s proposed 2015 budget includes sharp cuts to skilled nursing facility reimbursements, which has drawn strong criticism from the nation’s largest long-term care provider group. To cut federal spending on healthcare by $402 billion, the White House seeks to “encourage efficient post-acute care by adjusting payment updates for certain post-acute providers.”

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