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 federal government has begun vaccinating healthcare employees and nursing home residents. Recent polls show roughly half of the U.S. population is unsure whether to take a … Continued

Medicaid

State of Play: According to the Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP increased by 5.6 percent from July 2019 … Continued

Workforce/Behavioral Health/Telehealth

State of Play: The 2021 Omnibus Appropriations and COVID-19 Relief law includes provisions to remove graduate medical education regulatory barriers to increase the workforce, especially in rural areas. The Department … Continued