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Lawmakers Have a Drug Pricing Solution Right in Front of Them

October 4, 2021

As Congress continues to deliberate on drug pricing proposals that many would call extreme, even radical – empowering the federal government to set prices instead of having prices negotiated in … Continued


An Innovative Approach in Minnesota to Close the Gap Between Mental Health Needs and Treatment

February 25, 2021

It has always been important to improve access to treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.  Now it’s imperative. Even before the arrival of COVID-19, national numbers raised serious … Continued


Hello – It’s Your Healthcare Provider With an Important Message About Your Health

May 29, 2020

By Bill Lucia (Mr. Lucia is chairman, president and CEO of HMS, a leading healthcare technology and analytics company and a Healthcare Leadership Council member) Nobody wants to have their … Continued


Guest Post: The Underutilization of Prevention

March 12, 2020

Robert Popovian, Pharm.D., MS. One of the most underutilized ways to reduce medical costs in the U.S. is health care prevention. Unfortunately, politicians choose instead to implement draconian policies such … Continued


Importing Prescription Drugs Will Create More Problems than it Solves

September 11, 2019

Several years ago, there was a significant push in Congress to allow wholesale importation of prescription drugs from other countries into the United States.  The Healthcare Leadership Council found itself … 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


The Meaning of Measurements

October 27, 2014

The Healthcare Leadership Council is very pleased to be supporting a conference taking place this Thursday, October 30 called “Mind the Gap:  Improving Quality Measurement in Accountable Care Systems.”  It’s … Continued


Aetna CEO: New Math for Medicare

October 22, 2014

(We have made the point often in this space that, even with the private sector’s successes in containing healthcare costs and reducing Medicare per-capita spending to historic lows, the sheer … Continued


When in Doubt, Always Opt for Choice

August 8, 2014

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed regulations that would have made significant, sweeping changes in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.  Among … Continued