Health Policy Snapshot: December 2023

Health Policy Snapshot: December 2023

Biden Administration signals support for copay accumulator programs, sparking criticism from patient organizations Patient advocates expressed frustration with the Biden Administration’s late November decision to appeal a recent district court ruling that struck down...
Health Policy Snapshot: December 2023

Health Policy Snapshot: November 2023

The first big challenge for new House Speaker Mike Johnson: Another looming government shutdown Newly elected Speaker of the U.S. House, Mike Johnson (R-LA), has little time to rest as he begins his new role.  Johnson will need to corral the House GOP caucus (a...
Health Policy Snapshot: December 2023

Health Policy Snapshot: September 2023

Feds Release Top 10 Medicare Part D Drugs List; More Lawsuits Filed Against Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its long-awaited list of the first 10 Medicare Part D drugs that will be subject to negotiation...
Health Policy Snapshot: December 2023

Health Policy Snapshot: August 2023

More lawsuits filed against the Inflation Reduction Act, while Congressional Democrats push additional reformsJoining PhRMA, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Merck and Bristol Myers Squibb, pharma companies JanssenJ&J and Astellas filed July lawsuits against...
Health Policy Snapshot: December 2023

Health Policy Snapshot: July 2023

State Medicaid programs struggle with post-PHE redetermination process; Estimated 1.6M already disenrolledWith the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) in May, state Medicaid officials have begun the enormous task of redetermining who is eligible for...