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Upcoming Congressional Hearings to Focus on Health Coverage, Surprise Billing, and Vertical Integration

On June 12, 2019, three Congressional committees have scheduled hearings on health care policy topics: The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage.” The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills.” The Senate Judiciary … Continue Reading

Congressional Hearings on Drug Pricing, Other Health Policy Topics  

As we have previously reported, prescription drug pricing is an early focus for Congressional hearings this year.  This week the Senate Finance Committee held its second hearing on drug pricing, and the following hearings are on the schedule next week: On March 7, 2019, the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee is holding a hearing entitled … Continue Reading

Congressional Hearings on Federal Health Policies

A number of recent Congressional hearings focused on federal health policies, including the following: House Energy and Commerce Committee hearings on the impact of health care consolidation, oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services (including the Trump Administration’s HHS budget request), and drug compounding. Ways and Means Committee hearings on President Trump’s HHS … Continue Reading

House Overwhelmingly Approves Insurance Antitrust Reform Legislation

The House of Representatives has approved HR 372, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017, which would repeal the antitrust exemption for health insurance companies provided under the McCarran-Ferguson Act (although the antitrust exemption for certain collaborative activities between health insurance businesses would be retained). HR 372 was approved by a vote of 416-7, … Continue Reading
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