The Accessibility of Healthcare

As important as it is to encourage transformative innovation, it is equally vital that health policy bring greater stability to a tumultuous legislative and regulatory environment and take steps to strengthen the healthcare system’s financial sustainability.

There are opportunities to move toward greater stability and sustainability. The next Congress should take meaningful action to improve the Affordable Care Act after years of political standoffs.

Policymakers need to understand that, for private sector healthcare to be the catalyst for major change that benefits patients and consumers, companies need a policy environment that enables them to be financially stable, viable and to plan effectively for the future.


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Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring

State of Play:  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to make changes to the Rural Health Care Program of the Universal Services Fund to promote transparency and predictability for healthcare and … Continued

Affordability and the Healthcare Market

State of Play:  The administration has maintained that individuals who have lost insurance coverage due to the COVID-19 pandemic can enroll in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplace under … Continued

Disaster Preparedness

State of Play:  The United States is under its first public health national emergency since President Obama declared H1N1 a national emergency in 2009.  The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic … Continued

Medicaid

State of Play:  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a toolkit to facilitate expedited application and approval of state waiver requests in order to respond quickly … Continued

Workforce/Behavioral Health/Telehealth

State of Play:  President Trump signed an executive order to expand telehealth services, and the proposed 2021 physician fee schedule proposes permanently to add new codes and temporarily to add … Continued