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:  Four out of five U.S. states  have moved to improve telehealth coverage or payment over the past two years says the “2019 State of the States Report:  Coverage … Continued

Affordability, Healthcare Market, and Mental Health

State of Play:  While most congressional and administration action over the summer has focused on prescription drugs, the judicial branch is considering the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The … Continued

Disaster Preparedness

State of Play:   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) are the … Continued

Medicaid

State of Play:  For a second time, on March 27, a federal judge blocked requirements for able-bodied Medicaid beneficiaries to seek work or participate in other qualifying activities (known as … Continued

Workforce

State of Play:  Congress and the administration continue to recognize and try to address workforce shortage issues.  In Congress, proposals are being considered to add residency slots in mental health, reauthorize … Continued