Premier offers next president ideas on improving ACA

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 19, 2016

A report released today focuses on policy changes that could help carry the movement toward value-based payments forward regardless of who leads the executive and legislative branches.

Aides: Congress makes progress on Zika, spending

By Associated Press  |  September 16, 2016

A long impasse that has delayed money to combat Zika for months neared an end Thursday as congressional aides said Republicans would relent and let Planned Parenthood affiliated clinics share in new funding to fight the virus.

GOP tries to draw attention to ACA problems

GOP tries to draw attention to ACA problems

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 12, 2016

Hearings and legislation are focused on recent issues with the Affordable Care Act as lawmakers also discuss how to continue funding federal agencies.

Advocates say SAMHSA report shows need for legislation, funding

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 08, 2016

Mental health reform legislation has stalled in Congress because of funding disagreements, but a mental health plan from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is leading to more discussion of the issue on the campaign trail.

Republicans say CBO is biased when scoring new CMS pay models

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 07, 2016

Republican lawmakers believe that the Congressional Budget Office may be biased when evaluating experiments developed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, an agency created by the Affordable Care Act to test new methods of paying for value in medicine.

Passage of California surprise-bill legislation could spur other states to act

Passage of California surprise-bill legislation could spur other states to act

By Harris Meyer  |  September 01, 2016

California medical consumers will enjoy strong new protection against surprise out-of-network medical bills starting next July, under a hard-fought bill overwhelmingly approved by the state legislature this week. It's widely expected that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown will sign it.

In Miami, Clinton urges Congress to act on Zika virus

By Associated Press  |  August 09, 2016

Hillary Clinton called on Congress to return to Washington and pass emergency funding to combat Zika during a visit to a Miami neighborhood dealing with the first U.S. outbreak of the disease.

Obama signs compromise drug-abuse bill into law

By Associated Press  |  July 24, 2016

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill to curb abuse of heroin and opioid drugs, even as he expressed bitter disappointment with Republicans for not providing more money for addiction treatment.

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