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Excerpts from Pam MacEwan's testimony to Congress

Laura Lundberg | Jun 12, 2019 | Washington

The MISSION Act seeks to provide more health care options for veterans

Emily Viles | May 14, 2019 | Federal

Next month, the Veterans Administration will roll out a program that gives veterans greater access to health care. Congress passed the MISSION Act,a law that allows veterans to receive health care at either a VA facility or another general provider within the community, last year. The law’s creation and implementation...[ Read More ]

President Trump holds press conference on surprise medical bill legislation

Emily Viles | May 10, 2019 | Federal

Thursday afternoon, President Trump held a press conference to discuss the issue of surprise medical billing. He urged Congress to pass legislation that would address the high cost of medical bills that many Americans receive after they obtain care from an out-of-network provider.     In January, President Trump directed...[ Read More ]

5 Things to Know From World Health Care Congress 2019

| May 8, 2019 | Federal

This press release was provided by AJMC, Managed Market Network.  During World Health Care Congress 2019, healthcare stakeholders from around the globe convened to discuss all things healthcare, ranging from Medicare for All to social determinants of health. Here are 5 things to know from the conference: 1. Medicare for...[ Read More ]

DOJ files first brief arguing for invalidation of entire ACA

Marjie High | May 3, 2019 | Federal

On Wednesday May 1, 2019, initial plaintiff briefs were filed in Texas v. United States, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The brief from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) represents the first look at the Trump Administration’s legal argument after it recently decided to...[ Read More ]

Medicare for All Congressional Budget Office report

Emily Viles | May 2, 2019 | Federal

Tuesday, we covered the first Congressional hearing for the Medicare for All bill. While the bill attracted large numbers of proponents and opponents, it did not come with a price tag. Rather, the sponsors of the legislation left that task to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). CBO, a nonpartisan research...[ Read More ]

Medicare for All bill gets first hearing on Capitol Hill

Emily Viles | Apr 30, 2019 | Federal

This morning, Congress is holding the first hearing for the Medicare for All bill in the House Rules Committee. The testimony is ongoing, and is scheduled to continue throughout the day. “I believe this is a historic day. Today the Rules Committee is holding a hearing on the Medicare for...[ Read More ]

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