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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Stakeholders are pushing the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act as an offset for renewing CHIP funding, multiple industry stakeholders tell Inside Health Policy.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Governors Charlie Baker (R-MA), Steve Bullock (D-MT), Bill Haslam (R-TN), Gary Herbert (R-UT) and John Hickenlooper (D-CO) will testify at the second of two planned Senate health committee hearings on stabilizing the individual insurance market slated for early September, the committee announced Wednesday (Aug. 24).

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The vocal bipartisan gubernatorial duo -- John Kasich (R-OH) and John Hickenlooper (D-CO) -- said they will soon release their own health care proposal in a joint interview on Colorado Public Radio Monday (Aug. 21).

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Republican health reform efforts may have stalled but Democrats are moving forward on a number of proposals that aim to build on the existing infrastructure in a move toward universal coverage and Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) will soon introduce legislation that would expand Medicare to all Americans.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

State insurance commissioners will testify before the Senate health committee on Sept. 6 and governors will follow up on Sept. 7 as Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Democrat Patty Murray (WA) lead the effort on a stabilization package for the individual markets in 2018.

Monday, 21 August 2017

State insurance commissioners are pushing the Trump administration to embrace a slew of recommendations they say would help stabilize the health insurance market, improve choice and affordability for consumers, and affirm states’ regulatory authority, in response to CMS’ request for stakeholders’ suggestions.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Durable medical equipment suppliers say legislation to provide “long-term relief” from Medicare pay cuts for suppliers in rural and non-competitive bid areas as well as address fee schedule cuts for stationary oxygen and allow an exemption from competitive bidding for accessories for manual complex rehabilitation technology could be introduced when lawmakers return from August recess.

Monday, 21 August 2017

After receiving an unsatisfactory response to a citizen petition calling for FDA action on formaldehyde in keratin hair straighteners, two environmental groups are suing FDA in an attempt to force the agency to make a decision, within a set time period, on whether to ban the ingredient.

Friday, 18 August 2017

President Donald Trump signed Friday (Aug. 18) the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, a White House spokesperson tells Inside Health Policy.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The White House told Inside Health Policy that it will pay insurers the ACA cost-sharing reduction payments due next week, an announcement coming one day after the Congressional Budget Office found that officially ending the payments would cost the federal government $194 billion over 10 years.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

If insurers know with certainty by Aug. 31 that the Trump administration will cut off cost-sharing reduction payments in 2018, the insured rate would take a hit at first but then stabilize and even increase starting in 2020 as most people would pay the same or less in premiums.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The American Benefits Council warned its membership of large employers that while the ACA repeal and replace effort has stalled companies need to be vigilant that other reforms could quickly surface that might be paid for on the backs of business.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The American Hospital Association placed the extension of the moratorium on Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payment cuts on the list of what it considers must-pass legislation this year, but a spokesperson for the House Energy & Commerce Committee told Inside Health Policy there have not been discussions about the DSH cuts beyond what was included in the House-passed American Health Care Act.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Leading House Democrats say they believe the Trump administration's public reluctance to get behind the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is helping to spike premiums and contributing to the instability of the individual market and have asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate HHS' potential failure to enforce the mandate.

Monday, 14 August 2017

A group of top health policy experts is proposing compromise measures that it says Congress should take up before Sept. 30 to stabilize health insurance markets.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Republican leaders are navigating highly public political fissures with the White House as they head into efforts to stabilize the individual market for 2018 and shepherd other must-pass bills through Congress.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017

House Ways & Means health subcommittee Chair Pat Tiberi (R-OH) said he plans to schedule roundtables in September to discuss ideas for cutting regulations on health care providers, then introduce legislation to cut red tape this fall.

Monday, 07 August 2017

In a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, 13 Senate Democrats admonish the agency head for his decision to further delay the tobacco deeming rule, and express concern that FDA may consider rolling back its regulation of premium cigars.

Friday, 04 August 2017

Fresh off a victory in the Senate, advocates for Right to Try legislation are urging the House to immediately take up the upper chamber's compromise bill when it returns in September, and the White House credits President Donald Trump for helping the move the amended bill through the Senate Thursday (Aug. 3).

Friday, 04 August 2017

A Democratic senator is redoubling calls for Congress to pass her bill granting FDA recall authority over cosmetics.

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