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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Affordability and the Healthcare Market

State of Play: President Biden has signed into law the “American Rescue Plan Act” (P.L. 117-2), which includes several provisions to expand Medicaid eligibility and increase financial support for healthcare … Continued

Disaster Preparedness

State of Play: President Biden has launched several initiatives to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including signing executive orders strengthening the domestic supply chain for essential supplies and increasing access … 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 American Rescue Plan Act (P.L. 117-2), signed into law by President Biden on March 12, includes $3.5 billion for block grants addressing mental health and substance … Continued