Stability & Sustainability

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.   And the debate will continue, as well, on ways to strengthen the Medicare program, even if major action does not occur until after the 2016 presidential election.

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.

more information on Stability & Sustainability:
Stark and Antikickback, Independent Payment Advisory Board, and Taxes and Payment Cuts

State of Play:   The November election has opened the door to a wide variety of regulatory relief efforts.  It remains to be seen what the administration and Congress will prioritize.  … Continued

Food and Drug Administration Effectiveness

State of Play:  On May 17, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal year (FY) 2017 spending bill that would provide $2.76 billion in discretionary funding for the Food and … Continued

Marketplace Exchanges

State of Play:  The first order of business in the 115th Congress is repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) using the budget reconciliation process.  As of the end of … Continued


State of Play:  President Donald Trump has said he will block-grant Medicaid to the states.  The U.S. House Speaker’s GOP health reform plan calls for Medicaid financing reforms through per … Continued

Medicare Modernization, Protecting & Strengthening Medicare

State of Play:  In early November, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) held a meeting to discuss what steps would be needed if Congress approved legislation to move Medicare to … Continued

Education and Federal Program Reimbursement

State of Play:  One of the areas of healthcare in which strong federal support is necessary is in ensuring a strong healthcare workforce to meet the rising patient demand resulting … Continued

Scope of Practice and Medical Liability Reform

State of Play:  Shifts in the healthcare landscape, patient population demographic changes, and consumer demand have encouraged development of new care models that rely on a broad team of providers.  … Continued