The Word

The Word is our weekly newsletter highlighting key health policy developments on the Hill and within the agencies.


4/12/2019: Overview of CMS’ final rule to promote telehealth in MA…Ned Sharpless, the FDA’s new acting commissioner…E&C Oversight Subcommittee’s hearing on high insulin prices.

4/5/2019: President Trump’s decision to move forward on ACA replacement after 2020 elections…Federal judge says association health plans rule violates the ACA and ERISA…Azar’s third congressional appearance on HHS budget.

3/29/2019: House Democrats’ new bill to increase access to insurance coverage…The DOJ’s decision to affirm the district court ruling in Texas v. Azar…Highlights from Brookings discussion on solutions to surprise medical bills.

3/15/2019: President Trump’s FY 2020 budget request…RFI from CMS on selling insurance plans across state lines…New efforts to address concerns over hospital mergers and acquisitions.

3/8/2019: Republican Senators’ push to examine drug rebates…The latest Medicare-for-All proposal…A busy week of hearings on drug prices.

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Need to Know

Need to Know is our high-level memo providing “need to know” background and insights on the latest policy and political issues in Washington.


3/22/2019: Spending caps, the debt ceiling, and the congressional budget process for FY 2020.

11/9/2018: An overview of what to expect from Congress in 2019.

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