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Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.), who plan to introduce related legislation in two to three weeks, met privately with President Donald Trump to discuss this strategy to control drug costs.
Even as key committees considered the legislation, industry groups including the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association joined with organizations representing seniors and patients to oppose the House Republican’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Two Democratic congressmen met with President Trump to seek his support for a bill to expand the government’s ability to negotiate drug prices, but it’s not clear it would have much impact or will gain support.
A selection of opinions from around the country.
Un grupo formado por miembros de la industria de la salud oral, médicos y ex funcionarios federales, se unieron con una meta que también es un desafío de salud pública: lograr que el Medicare cubra ampliamente servicios de salud dental.
Brushing aside a political climate that favors federal cuts in health care spending, advocates for oral health are pushing to expand Medicare to provide America’s elderly with dental benefits.
Seema Verma, a consultant who helped design Vice President Mike Pence’s Medicaid expansion in Indiana, is expected to be confirmed.
Opinion writers offer their thoughts and advice regarding how to move forward on health policy in terms of the Affordable Care Act as well as Medicaid and Medicare.
President Donald Trump’s address to Congress comes a day after he released a spending plan that skirts attempts to cut Medicare.
Opinion writers examine the issues in play — and how people might be affected by them — as the repeal-replace-repair debate continues.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Donald Trump campaigned on the contradictory ideas that he would both protect the safety net and cut the deficit and spending. Looking at who he has appointed as his advisers may provide clues on what decisions he’ll make when it comes to drafting his budget. In other news, Trump says a replacement plan could be coming as early as March.
Also, another look at what it means for a Medicare beneficiary to be “under observation.”
Opinion writers offer a variety of views on how the plans being advanced by the Trump administration and GOP Congress will shape a range of health concerns — from the effort to repeal, replace or repair the health law to federal health programs and Planned Parenthood’s future.
The lawsuit, which was unsealed Thursday after a five-year investigation by the Department of Justice, suggests the company may have improperly collected “hundreds of millions” of dollars by claiming patients were sicker than they actually were.
During her confirmation hearing, lawmakers also grilled health care consultant and CMS nominee Seema Verma over her potential conflicts of interest.
After several years of historically slow growth, health spending will pick up for the foreseeable future, according to a CMS report.
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on a range of issues related to the health insurance marketplace, Medicaid and Medicare.
In a review of documents, The Associated Press reports that Verma’s consulting firm made millions through agreements with nine states — work that may have conflicted with her public duties. And KHN reports on the reemergence of “death panel” fears.
The federal program paid $16 million in the first six months of 2016 to counsel 223,000 patients about treatment preferences in their last days.