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The Problematic Push to Slow Medicare Advantage’s Positive Health Impact

September 23, 2021

In the complex deliberations on Capitol Hill to assemble a social spending package that can pass both houses, one of the prominent proposals being discussed is the expansion of Medicare … Continued


Addressing Children’s Behavioral Health Through School Telehealth Programs

August 25, 2021

Children are the future, however what does the future hold for our children? The CDC estimates that as many as one out of five children experience a mental disorder in … Continued


Why We Don’t Need and Shouldn’t Want a Public Option

August 11, 2021

Earlier this year, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce … Continued


Time to Discuss a “Health Equity Moonshot”

March 31, 2021

This month, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on the health inequities witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The topics discussed in that hearing warrant … Continued


The Extraordinary Pandemic Efforts You Didn’t See

March 19, 2021

America is well aware of the heroic work performed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by physicians, nurses and other front line healthcare professionals, tirelessly handling a rapidly escalating number of cases … Continued


Health Industry Leader Offers a Medicare Advantage Solution

February 4, 2021

Politically, the notion of “Medicare for All” is a non-starter. Americans have consistently resisted the idea of a major government health coverage expansion that would take away the private plans … Continued


Addressing the Unintended Consequences of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute

October 12, 2016

In the new era of healthcare in which value-based care is steadily pushing aside the fee-for-service model, outdated rules and regulations continue to hinder the progress of healthcare reform. The … Continued


Let the Public Option Rest in Peace

August 24, 2016

Most will remember that one of the most spirited debates during congressional consideration of the Affordable Care Act, back in the early days of the Obama administration, concerned the proposed … Continued


Campaigns, Honesty and the Future of Medicare

August 17, 2016

It’s like a bad rerun, but one with real consequences.  Every two years, some political candidates and the interest groups that support them decide the best way to boost their … 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