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 U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on November 10. The court will consider whether the entire law is … Continued

Disaster Preparedness

State of Play: The Trump administration has renewed the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration, which remains in effect until the end of January. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex … Continued

Medicaid

State of Play: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Georgia’s 1115 demonstration to create a pathway for working-age adults to opt into Medicaid coverage by participating in … Continued

Workforce/Behavioral Health/Telehealth

State of Play: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has been considering new emerging questions related to telehealth due to its increased usage during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for … Continued