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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


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


We Need a Patient-Centered Approach to Pharmaceutical Affordability

October 7, 2020

There is universal agreement in our country that lifesaving and life-strengthening treatments and therapies should be widely accessible and affordable. The question is how to achieve this objective in a … Continued


Calls to Repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board Persist

October 4, 2017

Amidst the uncertain healthcare environment Americans face, there is a threat that has remained constant: the implementation of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).  IPAB, once triggered, will impose significant … Continued


Ensuring Quality Of Life To The End

May 22, 2017

As the value-based approach to healthcare delivery is gaining momentum, the focus on end-of-life care has moved towards center stage.  The benefits of palliative care and advance directives have proven … Continued


The Power in Planning Ahead

April 17, 2017

Now that most of us have filed our taxes for 2016, this is an opportune time to review our health planning with the same level of attention.  There is a … Continued


Walden Discussed Repeal and Replace Strategies at HLC Meeting

January 26, 2017

On January 24 at a dinner hosted by the Healthcare Leadership Council for its members, U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR), the new chairman of the influential House Energy and Commerce … 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In the new era of healthcare in which value-based care is steadily pushing aside the fee-for-service model, outdated rules and regulations continue to hinder the progress of healthcare reform.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