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Importing Prescription Drugs Will Create More Problems than it Solves

September 11, 2019

Several years ago, there was a significant push in Congress to allow wholesale importation of prescription drugs from other countries into the United States.  The Healthcare Leadership Council found itself … Continued


Congress Poised to Step Up for Medical Innovation

April 12, 2019

In a city as divided along partisan lines as Washington, D.C. is these days, you don’t often come across a legislative idea that wins broad support from both sides of … Continued


The Time is Right to Address Harmful Healthcare Taxes

November 26, 2018

There is still more speculation than certainty as to what will happen in the congressional lame duck session in the final weeks of 2018, but there is one easy step … Continued


Much to Applaud as Health Exchange Open Enrollment Season Begins

October 31, 2018

The open enrollment season for the federal health insurance exchange begins tomorrow, November 1, and runs through December 15 for coverage that will become effective at the start of 2019. … Continued


Pushing Forward on Interoperability to Improve Patient Care

October 12, 2018

By Tina Grande and Janet Marchibroda National Health IT Week is an important week for those in healthcare to speak up about the critical role health IT plays in advancing … Continued


Medicare Part D Facts Keep Getting in the Way of Politics

August 10, 2018

It’s campaign season, so that means we’re seeing an escalation in the number of politicians who insist that the federal government must involve itself in “negotiating” prices for the Medicare Part … Continued


Heroism Shouldn’t Be Discouraged by Legal Concerns

August 8, 2018

There is legislation – the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act – moving through the U.S. Senate right now that is essential in reauthorizing critical programs improving our public health … Continued


Quantifying the Medicare Advantage advantage

July 25, 2018

In the 15 years since its inception, the increase in popularity of Medicare Advantage (MA) – health coverage provided by private plans in contrast to traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare – … Continued


Action Needed for Market Stability, Access to Health Coverage

July 18, 2018

There is a consensus in this country that people who are struggling with illnesses and have a greater need for healthcare services should not be prevented from acquiring health insurance. … Continued


A Public Health Crisis Requires a Roadmap of Solutions

July 12, 2018

It’s indisputable that the opioid addiction crisis with which America is currently grappling is one of historic magnitude.  We’re losing more than 115 people per day from opioid overdoses.  Families … Continued