Policy Update: Weeks of March 7-25

In the Health Reform Update for the past three weeks, a Senate report concludes that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ignored consultant warnings that most of the non-profit insurance cooperatives created with Affordable Care Act (ACA) loans would...

Policy Update: Weeks of Feb. 8 and 15

In the Health Reform Update for the past two weeks, Congress pre-emptively rejects the President’s proposed budget plan that includes provisions to cut Medicare spending and prices for prescription drugs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announces that...

Specialty Tier Update: Week of Jan. 18

By Mark Hobraczk, JD, MPA STATES Virginia Democratic lawmakers introduce scaled-down bills to limit discriminatory cost-sharing Senator Rosalyn Dance (D) and Delegate Jennifer McClellan (D) introduced legislation at the start of the legislative session last week that...

Policy Update: Weeks of Jan. 11 and 18

In the Health Reform Update for the past two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear the latest procedural challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while President Obama prepares to sweeten the pot for the 19 states that are still refusing to participate in...
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