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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, President Obama is likely to veto the Republican budget passed by the House and Senate that seeks to cut Medicare by $430 billion and repeal specific provisions the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through reconciliation. Senate Republicans also demand greater oversight of federal Marketplace grants after reports show at least half of the state-based models continue to struggle with higher costs and lower enrollment than anticipated. A RAND Corporation...
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In the Health Reform Update for the past two weeks, a rare bipartisan compromise permanently repeals the flawed formula for Medicare physician payments, reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program for two years, and increases Medicare premiums on higher-income enrollees. Meanwhile, one federal appeals court rejects the effort by a Republican Senator to block members of Congress and staff from receiving subsidized coverage under the Affordable Care Act while another upholds an injuncti...
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, the President appears likely to sign a permanent repeal of the Medicare physician payment formula should the bipartisan compromise from the House also clear the Senate. However, he pledged to veto budget plans passed by the House and Senate that include dramatic cuts to health spending and a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Congress urges greater oversight and transparency over the 340B drug discount program in response to studies c...
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Our recent update on Specialty Tiers is now available.
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PSI Government Relations is providing the following legislative update to explain the structural challenges faced by the 340B drug discount program in helping patients to access and afford needed prescriptions. It is an overview of proposed actions being debated by lawmakers and regulators and not an endorsement of any particular reform.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, the Obama Administration uses the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) next week to highlight that more than 16.4 million Americans have gained coverage under the law—the greatest expansion in four decades. The Urban Institute finds that the media overstated the number of individual health plans that were actually canceled in order to avoid upgrading to ACA standards. Congressional bills to fix Medicare physician payments, repea...
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In the Health Reform Update for the past two weeks, a key justice casts doubt on the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies received by 7.7 million consumers in federally-facilitated Marketplaces. Republican lawmakers offer several proposals to at least temporarily extend the subsidies should they be struck down in June. For the second time this year, the Congressional Budget Office cuts it estimate of total ACA costs due to lower than expected growth in he...
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Read our Specialty Tier update for the week of March 9, 2015.
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