The Word

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


7/31/2020: Stakeholder reactions to EOs on drug pricing…Summary of the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act…HHS report on surprise medical bills.

7/24/2020: Update on Provider Relief Fund…E&C Oversight Subcommittee hearing on vaccine development…DC federal appeals court rulings on short-term plans, site-neutral payment cuts.

7/17/2020: The Biden-Sanders proposal for universal coverage…Recommendations from Senate HELP Democrats on the COVID response…Proposal on more flexibility for grandfathered plans.

7/10/2020: On the possibility of mail-in voting in the fall…How pooled testing can help track COVID-19…Recent House activity on FY21 appropriations.

7/2/2020: ACA in focus amid COVID-19 pandemic…CMS proposal to permanently expand home health telehealth…Pending mental health legislation 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.


5/27/2020: This Need to Know provides an overview of the temporary provisions of the four coronavirus relief bills enacted this far as well as their respective expiration dates.

4/28/2020: This week’s Need to Know provides an overview of how COVID-19 has changed Congress so far, what changes may lie ahead, and barriers to such changes.

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