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October 29, 2018 | Daily News

Consumers can now visit healthcare.gov and begin browsing for insurance options ahead of Thursday's (Nov. 1) launch of open enrollment, and the site will feature a number of new and enhanced functionalities, CMS announced Friday.

October 29, 2018 | Daily News

CMS told states they do not need to defray the costs of new benefits that may be included in a revised essential health benefit (EHB) benchmark plan unless the coverage has been legislatively mandated, and encouraged states to implement revisions that would better address the opioid epidemic.

October 29, 2018 | Daily News

Centene CEO Michael Neidorff last week expressed confidence the nation's largest exchange issuer would continue to hit margins and enrollment goals, and maintain the demographics in its risk pool even though it will no longer be the only carrier in some service areas.

October 29, 2018 | Daily News

Federal DC district judge Richard Leon poked several holes in the plaintiffs’ arguments against the expansion of short-term health insurance plans and seemed to agree with the Trump administration’s defense of the plans at a preliminary injunction hearing Friday. A court ruling on whether to block the administration's controversial move to extend the duration of the plans won't come before the end of the year, following the Affordable Care Act's latest open enrollment period, he said. 

October 26, 2018 |

HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Friday systematically attacked drug manufacturers’ criticisms of the Trump administration’s plan to implement international price referencing for prescription drugs in Medicare Part B, saying despite strong denunciations, he does not think drug makers will play a “game of chicken” and walk away.

October 26, 2018 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Friday systematically attacked drug manufacturers’ criticisms of the Trump administration’s plan to implement international price referencing for prescription drugs in Medicare Part B, saying despite strong denunciations, he does not think drug makers will play a “game of chicken” and walk away.

October 26, 2018 | Daily News

CMS on Friday (Oct. 26) said it has determined that no banking, federal tax or personal health information was exposed during a data breach the agency discovered last week.

October 26, 2018 |

CMS on Friday (Oct. 26) said it has determined that no banking, federal tax or personal health information was exposed during a data breach the agency discovered last week.

October 26, 2018 | Daily News

The federal Medicaid advisory panel will send a letter to HHS, likely by the end of next week, raising concerns about the implementation of Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirements and calling on the agency to temporarily pause its approvals of work requirements in other states, the panel’s chairwoman, Penny Thompson, told Inside Health Policy.

October 25, 2018 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday (Oct. 25) proposed that Medicare rely on foreign government drug price controls that two days earlier the White House Council of Economic Advisers compared to Leninism and Maoism.

October 25, 2018 | Daily News

Plaintiffs in the high-profile case to block the Trump administration’s rule expanding short-term health insurance plans take issue with the Department of Justice's arguments that the stakeholders do not have standing and argue the rule violates the intent of the Affordable Care Act by steering patients away from ACA-compliant plans. The plaintiffs’ reply brief was filed Monday (Oct. 22), days before the federal DC district court was slated to hear oral arguments Friday (Oct. 26) on their motion for the court to immediately suspend the rule.

October 25, 2018 | Daily News

The issue of how to stabilize the Affordable Care Act's individual market, until recently a prime focus of health policy debates, has receded from center stage in midterm campaigning as candidates turned to politically salient topics such as protections for people with preexisting conditions and the debate over single-payer.

October 25, 2018 | Daily News

The issue of how to stabilize the Affordable Care Act's individual market, until recently a prime focus of health policy debates, has receded from center stage in midterm campaigning as candidates turned to politically salient topics such as protections for people with preexisting conditions and the debate over single-payer.

October 25, 2018 | Daily News

Medicare pays double what other developed countries pay for Part B drugs, according to a report released by the administration hours before President Donald Trump is slated to deliver a speech on drug prices.

October 24, 2018 | Daily News

Amgen announced it is cutting the list price of its cholesterol drug Repatha by 60 percent a day before President Donald Trump is expected to give a speech about drug prices, and a company press release said the price cut “reflects Amgen’s support for the goal of President Trump and his Administration to lower the price of drugs for U.S. consumers.”

October 24, 2018 | Daily News

Veteran election handicapper Charlie Cook believes deep budget cuts to social programs, including Medicaid, in some red states could hurt Republican candidates running for gubernatorial and state legislative seats in next month's midterm elections.

October 24, 2018 | Daily News

President Donald Trump will give a speech Thursday (Oct. 25) that is widely expected to be at least in part about drug prices, sources say, though it isn't clear whether he will announce new policies or tout measures the administration has already taken to curb the rise of drug prices.

October 24, 2018 | Daily News

Employer representatives welcome the Trump administration's regulatory proposal to let businesses send workers to the individual market to purchase health coverage and cover the costs via a tax-preferred health reimbursement arrangement starting in 2020.

October 23, 2018 | Daily News

A New Mexico judge denied HHS’ request that he reconsider a February ruling that the regulations over the Affordable Care Act's risk adjustment program for the 2014-2018 plan years violated the Administrative Procedure Act by failing to explain why the program would operate in a budget-neutral manner.

October 23, 2018 | Daily News

The White House Council of Economic Advisers links single-payer healthcare to what it calls the pitfalls of socialism, arguing in a new report that socialism is making a comeback in American politics and that Medicare-for-all would hurt seniors and cause the Gross Domestic Product to fall.

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