Health Care Policy Update – Weekly Wrap-Up and What’s Ahead – May 30, 2017

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What’s Ahead: This Week   Congressional Recess – Both Houses of Congress are in recess this week for the Memorial Day holiday, and will return the week of June 5.  Notable Policy Events – Tuesday, May 30 HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), “AHRQ National Webinar on Optimizing the Presentation of Visualization of Health… Read more »

ACA Repeal and Replacement Update – May 25, 2017

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Top takeaways from the week: 1) The CBO published its analysis of the House-passed AHCA; 2) Senate Republicans plan to begin drafting their own ACA repeal and replacement legislation; 3) The House Committee on Ways & Means advanced three bills as part of the “third bucket” of their ACA repeal and replace strategy; and 4)… Read more »

Health Care Policy Update – May 22, 2017

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 What’s Ahead: This Week Hearings/Markups – Wednesday, May 24 Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, “Markup: Pending Legislation.” Hearing to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S. 1094). House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, “U.S. Public Health Response to the Zika Virus: Continuing Challenges.” House Budget Committee,… Read more »

ACA Repeal and Replacement Update – May 18, 2017

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Top takeaways from the week: 1) Senators continue to meet on ACA repeal and replacement efforts, 2) the Senate working group has begun to discuss advancing certain short-term market stabilization policies prior to a longer-term replacement package, and 3) a group of bipartisan Senate moderates met to discuss a bipartisan path forward.  Senate Action –… Read more »

Health Care Policy Update – Weekly Wrap-Up and What’s Ahead – May 15, 2017

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  What’s Ahead: This Week Hearings/Markups – Tuesday, May 16 Senate Finance Committee, “Examining Bipartisan Medicare Policies that Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions.” Wednesday May 17 Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, “Pending Health and Benefits Legislation.” House Appropriations Committee, “House of Representatives: Fiscal 2018 Budget.” House Energy & Commerce Committee, “Examining Initiatives to Advance Public… Read more »