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Updates from the ACA court hearing

Emily Viles | Jul 9, 2019 | Federal

54 different proposals included in the Lower Health Care Costs Act

Emily Boerger | Jul 2, 2019 | Federal

Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray -- the top-ranking Republican and Democrat in the Senate health committee – recently introduced the “Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019.” The bipartisan bill includes 54 different proposals from 65 senators (36 Democrats and 29 Republicans), all aimed at lowering the cost of...[ Read More ]

President Trump signs executive order requiring additional price transparencies

Emily Viles | Jun 24, 2019 | Federal

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order regarding health care price transparencies today. The order seeks to lower health care costs by providing patients with plan pricing. If people are able to shop around for the most cost-effective health care plan, prices will drop, the order assumes.  "The...[ Read More ]

New proposal in series of opioid lawsuits

Emily Viles | Jun 20, 2019 | Federal

More than 1,800 lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical companies, local pharmacies and drug distributors for financially profiting from the over-marketing and selling of prescription opioids.  The lawsuits have been filed by several individual states, counties and towns across the United States.  Data from the CDC reveals that nearly 200,000...[ Read More ]

Meeker: Health care and internet trends

DJ Wilson | Jun 13, 2019 | Federal

Mary Meeker is a partner at the venture capital firm Bond Capital.  She is also an annual speaker at the Code Conference, which is going on this week. Meeker gives an annual "Internet Trends" report at the conference, a presentation that is so full of detail that it's more trees...[ Read More ]

2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance released

| Jun 13, 2019 | Federal

On Wednesday, the Commonwealth Fund released their 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance. The report analyzes state-by-state data to determine which states have the highest quality of care, access to care, health outcomes, and health disparities.     Death rates, coverage, and spending were key highlights included in the...[ Read More ]

FAIR Health findings on behavioral health trends

Emily Viles | Jun 12, 2019 | Federal

Last month, FAIR Health, an independent nonprofit that collects data for and manages the nation’s largest database of privately billed health insurance claims, released a white paper detailing national behavioral health trends. The paper takes a look at behavioral health trends from 2007 to 2017 and seeks to determine if...[ Read More ]

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