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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


Utilizing Technology to Propel Precision Medicine Forward

April 4, 2016

As we’ve seen, there has been a steadily increasing level of discussion and enthusiasm surrounding precision medicine.  The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) has remained engaged in this conversation, given the … Continued


Medicare Embraces the ‘Ounce of Prevention’ Philosophy

March 23, 2016

We’ve long maintained that Medicare can be a stronger program, both in terms of protecting the health of its beneficiaries and in improved cost-efficiency, if it did a better job … Continued


The Amazing, Classy, Winning (and Completely Ridiculous) $300 Billion Proposal

February 19, 2016

It’s a notion we’ve heard a fair amount during the presidential campaign, this idea that Medicare should ‘negotiate’ prescription drug prices.  (There’s a very good reason I put ‘negotiate’ in … Continued


Bringing Value to the Patient and the Healthcare System: A New Report

February 4, 2016

This week the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) unveiled its fifth annual report on the patient centered medical home’s (PCMH) impact on cost and quality.  In the quest to improve … Continued


What to Expect in 2016, From an Industry Leader

January 6, 2016

In these early days of the new year, all eyes will be on the U.S. House as it prepares to pass legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act, which will go … 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


The “Talk to Each Other” Challenge for Healthcare

June 30, 2015

There is an excellent read in the Wall Street Journal today from Susan DeVore, the President and CEO of the Premier, Inc. alliance of 3,000 community hospitals throughout the country.  … 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