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State lawmakers offer advice on creating a federal public option

| Apr 15, 2021 | Federal

Three legislators pursuing public options at the state level offered lessons learned during a recent conversation at the 2021 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. The three lawmakers – Sen. David Frockt (WA), Sen. Matt Lesser (CT), and Rep. Dylan Roberts (CO) – are at different stages in establishing...[ Read More ]

Congressional Republicans discuss infrastructure, bipartisanship

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 14, 2021 | Federal

Infrastructure is the key word of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. With the Biden Administration hoping to pass a large scale infrastructure bill in the coming months and members of both parties hoping to give the country a facelift, the committee will have a lot of work ahead of...[ Read More ]

Democrats have opportunity to be bigger, bolder, in 2021

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 8, 2021 | Federal

With control of the Oval Office and both legislative houses, Democrats have an opportunity to make sweeping changes to American health care over the next two years. Representatives Earl Blumenauer, a Oregon representative from the Portland area, and Kim Schrier, from the outskirts of Seattle in Washington, discussed the upcoming...[ Read More ]

Alternative payment models require a second look

| Apr 6, 2021 | Federal

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2010, alternative payment models (APMs) were touted as promising tools for reining in costs. After a decade of modest results, the Biden administration should consider adjusting their design. The premise of APMs is that the financial incentives embedded in reimbursement policies...[ Read More ]

Survey finds majority of employers support drug and hospital pricing reform

Emily Boerger | Mar 31, 2021 | Federal

A survey from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions finds employers’ support for health reforms – including hospital price transparency, surprise billing regulation, and hospital rate regulation – has increased over the past year. The National Alliance surveyed 151 employers/purchasers in March 2021 for their opinions on health reform...[ Read More ]

Over 400 organizations coming to our Federal event next week!

Kaylor Erickson | Mar 31, 2021 | Federal

Next Wednesday & Thursday, April 7th and 8th, we are honored to convene the 2021 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference! With over 400 organizations already registered to be represented at this year's conference, there is bound to be a considerable amount of energy and engagement at this event,...[ Read More ]

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