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House passes opioids legislation

House passes opioids legislation

By Susannah Luthi  |  September 28, 2018

Congress wraps up work on its opioids legislation, touted as a key campaign-issue healthcare accomplishment ahead of November's midterm elections.

GAO clears HHS of wrongdoing in ACA social media dispute

GAO clears HHS of wrongdoing in ACA social media dispute

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 26, 2018

The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that HHS did not violate lobbying laws by producing and posting videos on social media where citizens called for repealing the Affordable Care Act.

House passes insurer, PBM anti-gag clause bills

House passes insurer, PBM anti-gag clause bills

By Susannah Luthi  |  September 25, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have both passed measures to halt the use of "gag clauses" by insurers and pharmacy benefit managers. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bills soon.

Virginia looks to add Medicaid work requirements, premiums

Virginia looks to add Medicaid work requirements, premiums

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 24, 2018

As Virginia waits for the CMS to sign off on its pending Medicaid expansion request, it released a waiver seeking to impose work requirements and premiums on enrollees above the federal poverty level.

The 115th Congress on the State of Healthcare

The 115th Congress on the State of Healthcare

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 22, 2018

Modern Healthcare's 115th Congress on the State of Healthcare is a featured collection of commentaries from lawmakers and healthcare organization leaders.

Could deep-red Miss. expand Medicaid? 2019 will tell

Could deep-red Miss. expand Medicaid? 2019 will tell

By Susannah Luthi  |  September 22, 2018

A Mississippi state senator has introduced a bill to expand Medicaid every year since Obamacare went into effect, but so far it's been off the table. The 2019 governor's race could change the picture.

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