The Word

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


10/19/2018: A recap of major 2018 health care legislation.

10/4/2018: The prospects for Tax Reform 2.0…Seema Verma’s comments on Medicare, Medicaid at the Atlantic Festival…Overview of stakeholder comments on proposed OPPS, ASC payment system changes.

9/27/2018: The conference agreement on opioids legislation…Summary of the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act…Health care reactions to proposed changes to public charge rule.

9/20/2018: A look at CMS’s proposed rule to reduce regulatory burdens on providers…An update on legislation to eliminate the gag clause….HELP Committee’s hearing on how improving transparency can address high health care costs.

9/13/2018: Status report on LHHS appropriations for FY 2019…An overview of Tax Reform 2.0…Summaries of four Medicare bills passed in the House.

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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.


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

11/7/2018: A recap of results from the 2018 midterm election and charts highlighting new Democratic and Republican members of Congress plus outstanding races.

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