Health Care Policy Update – Weekly Wrap-up and What’s Ahead

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 What’s Ahead: This Week Hearings/Markups – Tuesday, June 26 House Veterans Affairs Committee, “VA Electronic Health Record Modernization: The Beginning of the Beginning.” House Appropriations Committee, “Markup of FY19 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill.” Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education, “Markup of FY19 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill.” Senate Finance Committee, “Prescription Drug Affordability and Innovation: Addressing Challenges in Today’s… Read more »

Health Care Policy Update – Weekly Wrap-up and What’s Ahead

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 What’s Ahead: This Week  Hearings/Markups – Tuesday, June 5 Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Military Construction Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, “Markup of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.” Wednesday, June 6 House Ways & Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health, “Hearing on Lowering Costs and Expanding Access to Health Care through… Read more »

Azar Could Be a Telemedicine Champion

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AZAR COULD BE A TELEMEDICINE CHAMPION: At least one advocacy group thinks the former Eli Lilly executive now heading the health department will advance virtual care. Alex Azar — whose swearing-in ceremony was peppered with insistence from the president that he would lower drug prices — told lawmakers during his confirmation process that he supported… Read more »