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Friday, 28 April 2017

The Senate Finance Committee intends to hold a hearing on reauthorizing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program on May 9, a congressional aide told Inside Health Policy.

Friday, 28 April 2017

The Association For Accessible Medicines is urging heads of two key congressional committees to include Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies (REMS) reform in the FDA user fee reauthorization package, as well as provisions to ensure companies do not use self-imposed restricted distribution systems to block generics from coming to market.

Friday, 28 April 2017

House Republicans say they are close to gathering enough support to pass the American Health Care Act and a vote is possible next week.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Congressional GOP leadership didn’t consider the Medicaid proposals by Republican governors of four states that expanded Medicaid, even though Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), a leader of the moderate-Republican Tuesday Group, told leadership his support for the American Health Care Act depends on changes to the bill’s Medicaid provisions.

Friday, 28 April 2017

The rift between Anthem and Express Scripts makes a strong case for the government forcing pharmacy benefit managers to disclose rebates and price concessions they negotiate with drug makers, according to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), who wrote a PBM transparency bill, and Avalere Health Vice President Rujul Desai said the fallout increases the likelihood of transparency legislation gaining traction.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Although some Republican moderates are unhappy with the Medicaid policies in the stalled American Health Care Act, Republican leaders don’t want to tweak the per-capita caps or Medicaid expansion phase-out provisions so as not to lose votes on the right.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

After a Thursday (April 27) meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), HHS Secretary Tom Price signaled he may change the Obama administration policy of letting states decide whether plans on their exchanges must cover abortion services.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Republicans are optimistic that a vote on the American Health Care Act could occur as early as Friday or Saturday, but a handful of conservatives and a chunk of moderates could cause the measure to fail.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

House and Senate lawmakers are discussing ways to attach to FDA user fee legislation a newly reintroduced bill that would prevent brand drug makers from using Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies to delay generics, a Democratic lobbyist tells Inside Health Policy.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

House and Senate Democratic leaders Thursday (April 27) said they will block the GOP's newly drafted one-week continuing resolution if Republicans attempt to jam their health care bill through the House this week.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

House and Senate Democratic leaders Thursday (April 27) said they will block the GOP's newly drafted one-week continuing resolution if Republicans attempt to jam their health care bill through the House this week.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

CMS’ recent $1.5 billion grant to Florida Medicaid’s low-income pool is about $1 billion more than the Obama administration previously estimated the state needed and could undermine Medicaid, two top Democratic lawmakers wrote to CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday (April 25).

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The CMS Chief Actuary is supposed to determine by the end of this week whether the Independent Payment Advisory Board will be triggered next year -- a determination that could give President Donald Trump a clear shot at making good on his campaign promise to curb drug prices -- but the decision is expected to be several months late.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Senate health committee voted 14-9 to approve Scott Gottlieb's nomination to be FDA chief despite continued concerns from ranking Democrat Patty Murray (WA) about his potential financial conflicts of interest and industry ties. Murray and eight other Democrats voted against Gottlieb, but Democrats Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) and Michael Bennet (CO) broke with their party to vote for the nominee.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The White House said Wednesday (April 26) that it will not cut off the ACA's cost-sharing reduction payments after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney had warned the payments could end as early next month.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

A group of Democratic lawmakers is asking FDA Commissioner-nominee Scott Gottlieb to expand on how, if confirmed, he would ensure FDA is sufficiently staffed and funded, how a hiring freeze would affect his ability to lead the agency and how he would implement hiring provisions under 21st Century Cures.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

House Republicans are reviving the American Health Care Act with an amendment that is drawing official support from the conservative House Freedom Caucus -- which previously tanked the bill.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The office of House New Jersey Republican Tom MacArthur said Wednesday the congressman will fix a provision in his amendment to the American Health Care Act that exempts members of Congress from potential exemptions from Affordable Care Act requirements following an outcry after Vox reported on the provision.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

With the federal government facing a shutdown in just two days unless Congress passes a spending bill, Democrats on Wednesday appeared to be coalescing behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) push for inclusion of the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments and a provision to clarify they are mandatory in the omnibus spending bill while House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) held the line Wednesday (April 26) that Republicans would not appropriate the payments.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The Senate health committee delayed its vote on FDA Commissioner-nominee Scott Gottlieb until Thursday morning (April 27) after ranking Democrat Patty Murray (WA) asked for a day to review new material she received from Gottlieb just 45 minutes prior to today's scheduled vote.

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