AAOS Now, March 2017
The 21st Century Cures Act—and Beyond
As reported in the February 2017 issue of AAOS Now, one of the last legislative actions of 2016 was the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which aims to provide “necessary resources to researchers to continue their efforts to uncover the next generation of cures and treatments.” In addition to streamlining some U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, this important legislation increases research dollars for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $4.
Trump Administration, Congress Take Steps on Healthcare Reform
On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump, a New York Republican, was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr, as the 45th president of the United States. Mike Pence, former Republican governor of Indiana, was sworn in as vice president. President Trump used his inauguration address to further his campaign messages that both political parties have lost their way and that America must come first.