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An Innovation-Centric Approach to Pricing and Accessibility

July 7, 2016

“Policy should not lose sight of the fact that new treatments represent miracles to many patients, and should encourage more, not less innovation.” With those words in her op-ed in … Continued


The Trustees Report and the Need for Action

June 22, 2016

On a day in which the House Republicans are announcing their alternative health reform plan, House Democrats are staging a sit-in over gun laws, and the presumptive presidential nominees are … Continued


The Ways and Means of Strengthening Medicare

November 6, 2015

This week, U.S. Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) was elected by his colleagues to become the new chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, succeeding new House Speaker Paul Ryan … Continued


A Thoughtful Discussion on Drug Pricing and Innovation

October 5, 2015

There has been a lot of talk of late about the price of prescription drugs.  Most of it, unfortunately, has come in the form of 30-second sound bites, largely driven … Continued


Using Consumer Choice to Drive Value in Medicare’s Next Half-Century

August 6, 2015

This summer, the nation has observed the 50-year anniversary of the Medicare program.  As we focus on Medicare’s next half-century and how we can ensure high-quality, accessible and affordable healthcare … Continued


A Wise Withdrawal on Altering Medicare Part D

May 21, 2015

This morning, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously – a rare event in these fractious political times – to send its 21st Century Cures legislation to the full … Continued


The Short-Term Thinking on Medicare That Can Cause Long-Term Problems

May 7, 2015

It was very encouraging, to say the least, when Republicans and Democrats in Congress worked together this spring to pass legislation bringing much-needed reform to the Medicare physician payment system.  … Continued


Why the Roe-Sanchez Bill Matters

May 6, 2015

Thanks to the healthcare industry’s success in containing per-capita Medicare cost increases, it’s easy to make the case that there’s no urgency to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).  … Continued


The Congressional Budget Debate and Its Potential Impact on American Seniors

March 25, 2015

This is the time of year in which the President, the U.S. Senate and House engage in a debate over the federal budget for the coming fiscal year.  This is … Continued


The Lasting Resonance of a Summit on Health Care Value

March 18, 2015

On March 2, the Healthcare Leadership Council, as part of its National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation (NDHI) initiative, brought together over 70 leaders from organizations and institutions that design, implement … Continued