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On Thursday, the President held a White House event to discuss surprise medical bills, calling on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to increase price transparency and limit patients’ out-of-pocket medical costs.  During his remarks, President Trump outlined the following policy principles to guide Congress in developing potential legislation: Read More ›

On April 24, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) proposed rule for Fiscal Year 2019 (Proposed Rule).  Contained within the Proposed Rule was a notice from CMS of the closure of two teaching hospitals and the opportunity for hospitals to apply for the newly available graduate medical education resident slots under Section 5506 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Read More ›

Massachusetts senators recently proposed a health care reform bill intended to reform the Commonwealth's health care system by controlling costs while improving outcomes. Read More ›

Senate Vote on Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill Possible Next Week

Last week, Senators Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) introduced the latest iteration of their reconciliation bill to repeal and replace key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Unlike previous bills, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill focuses on converting the ACA’s health care expenditures into a block grant called the “Market-Based Health Care Grant Program” until 2026, when federal funding would end.  Read More ›

On September 9, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied much of the Obama Administration's motion to dismiss the House of Representatives' Affordable Care Act (ACA) challenge in U.S. House of Representatives v. Burwell. The case claims that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) funded cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurance companies without the constitutionally required Congressional appropriation. The suit also included challenges to the Administration's delayed implementation of the employer mandate, but the court dismissed those claims. The Administration sought dismissal of the case, arguing that the House lacked standing and that the claims were not justiciable. The court has not yet addressed the merits of the House's claims. Read More ›

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