The Word

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


9/18/2020: The latest EO on drug pricing…HELP Committee’s review of the COVID-19 response…Preview of “EUA-plus” for COVID-19 vaccine.

9/11/2020: New stakeholder reactions to drugmakers’ 340B policies…HELP Committee hearing on vaccines…MedPAC discussion on the future of telehealth.

8/14/2020: E&C inquiry into insurers’ profits…Pharma stakeholders’ reactions to Buy American EO…Challenges to boosting availability of antigen tests.

8/7/2020: Safety-net providers’ latest concerns over 340B…Current agreements between US government and COVID-19 vaccine developers…New EO to help rural health providers.

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

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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.


9/3/2020: This Need To Know provides an overview of the fall 2020 legislative agenda.

8/28/2020: This Need To Know compares the health care plans of the Democratic and Republican party platforms.

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