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Further progress towards the repeal of Obamacare and its replacement with a Republican alternative was taken on the evening of March 9, with the House of Representatives House Ways and Means Committee approving the proposed new legislation. Read Full Story
GlaxoSmithKline has announced that it will invest GBP275m (USD363m) in its UK manufacturing network, and said that it views the country as an attractive location for investment. Read Full Story
EEF, the manufacturer's organization, has called for the introduction of tax breaks to tackle the UK's "chronic sickness absence problem." Read Full Story
Mexico's tax on sugary drinks reduced consumption by six percent in 2014, according to a report published in the BMJ medical journal. Read Full Story
On January 8, President Barack Obama vetoed the "reconciliation bill," which had been passed by the US Senate and House of Representatives and which would have undermined the Affordable Care Act, including the repeal of many of its tax measures. Read Full Story
Brazil has cut the import duty on three drugs that are used for kidney transplants and for treating lung and kidney cancer. Read Full Story
The ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced on August 25, 2015, that he has issued two decrees regarding the formation of the Dubai Free Zones Council. Read Full Story
Bipartisan bills have been introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to abolish the tax liability of up to USD36,500 a year per employee that US small businesses could face under the Affordable Care Act for continuing with health reimbursement agreements. Read Full Story
The budget and finance committee of Romania's lower house of Parliament has endorsed a proposal to increase the limits on the tax deductibility of health insurance contributions. Read Full Story
A tax break for individual taxpayers is to be introduced to encourage the development of commercial healthcare insurance in China, alongside the basic state medical care system, it was confirmed at a State Council executive meeting on May 6. Read Full Story
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