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    ePolicy News August 2012

    July 30, 2012
    ASCP AIDS Efforts Take to the International Stage
    Highlights Laboratory Initiatives during 2012 International AIDS Conference

    Art and Science: ASCP at the Center of the Laboratory Capacity Building in Resource-Limited Countries, an ASCP sponsored session focused on the laboratory in the fight against AIDS during the 2012 International Conference, in Washington, D.C. Moderated by Shannon Castle, ASCP Director of Global Outreach, the session profiled ASCP’s laboratory and laboratory workforce strengthening activities, such as training laboratory professional faculty, improving the curriculum for laboratory professionals, and enhancing laboratory procedures and facilities to receive accreditation. Read more
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    Resources for Patients

    July 18, 2012
    The American Society for Clinical Pathology has formed alliances with several nonprofit patient advocate organizations. Read more
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    ePolicy News July 2012

    June 28, 2012
    Supreme Court Stuns: Upholds ACA, Including Individual Mandate
    ASCP Will Continue Proactive Stance on Implementation of ACA

    In a stunning victory for President Barack Obama, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld almost all of the President’s signature healthcare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), including its controversial individual mandate. In a decision that rocked the nation, the 5–4 decision, included the support of Chief Justice Roberts, usually a reliably conservative member of the court, along with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayer, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Kagen. Justice Anthony Kennedy, often a swing vote who many thought would decide the case, voted in the minority, which argued that the ACA is its entirety, not just the individual mandate, was unconstitutional. Read more