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, Healthcare Market, and Mental Health

State of Play:  The House of Representatives has approved its drug pricing legislation, the “Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act” (H.R. 3), through the committee process and is expected … Continued

Disaster Preparedness

State of Play:  President Trump unveiled an executive order (EO) that directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to overhaul the development of flu vaccines and encourage more … Continued

Medicaid

State of Play:  The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been reviewing a state Medicaid director letter since June that many believe will invite states to apply for … Continued

Workforce

State of Play:  The 2019 fiscal year ended September 30 and without Congress  passing a fiscal year 2020 funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services  and Education.  … Continued