The Word

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


7/12/2018: A look at Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick for SCOTUS…CMS’ proposed home health payment changes for 2019…Key points from the Administration’s plan to reorganize the federal government.

6/28/2018: The latest plan by conservative organizations to repeal the ACA…The health care priorities of House Republicans’ FY19 budget resolution.

6/22/2018: How the ACA is factoring into the midterms…The DOL’s final rule on association health plans…House GOP proposals to expand health savings accounts.

6/18/2018: A look into DOJ’s decision to defend the ACA’s consumer protections…Alex Azar’s testimony before the Senate HELP Committee on the President’s drug pricing plan…Cuts to CHIP and CMMI in House-passed rescissions bill.

6/6/2018: A preview of the Congressional healthcare agenda for this summer…An update on projected premium increases and Medicaid expansion in the states…Key takeaways from the annual Medicare Trustees report.

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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.


5/30/2018: A recap of the Medicare Part B Competitive Acquisition Program that was discontinued by CMS in 2008.

5/11/2018: The Trump administration’s drug pricing plan.

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