Healthcare industry groups opposed to Senate Republicans' Obamacare replacement bill plan to step up their lobbying of GOP senators now that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed a vote until after the July 4 recess.
Insurers spent a combined $6.2 million lobbying Congress over a range of issues in the first quarter as Republican lawmakers fought to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The Health Care Council of Chicago, a not-for-profit, has 15 founding members so far. Chicago-area companies like Walgreens, Aon, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and the Healthcare Financial Management Association now have a forum where they all come together to advance their collective interests.
Proposition 61, a proposal to cap what California pays for prescription drugs at the lowest price the Veterans Affairs Department pays, has drawn $108 million from pharmaceutical companies looking to defeat the measure.
Despite growing outrage over price spikes on specialty drugs, biologics and generics, a political solution seems as far away as ever. And drug industry lobbyists are planning a major post-election campaign to keep it that way.
Expansion of Medicaid in the 19 states that have not already done so should be a healthcare priority of the next president and Congress, a panel of healthcare policy experts told a breakfast audience Thursday of the Nashville Health Care Council.
The Washington-based National Business Coalition on Health is changing its name to reflect the group's focus on collaboration among employers to improve health care, and to eliminate confusion with another like-minded organization.
Views are mixed as to whether first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign has been effective in curbing childhood obesity, but it has at least changed the conversation about healthy eating.
American Hospital Association Chairman Jim Skogsbergh says new CEO Rick Pollack has undertaken a tough leadership transition without being distracted from representing members on the policy front.
Mike Bromberg led the Federation of American Hospitals from 1969 to 1994 and continued to lobby on healthcare issues.
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is nothing like the party's previous nominees, so it isn't surprising that the GOP health policy platform only days ahead of the convention remains largely unknown—very unlike 2012 or 2008.
Swedish has been elected to serve as board chairman for America's Health Insurance Plans, the leading lobbying group for the nation's health insurers, effective in January 2017. He will succeed Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions. Tyson will take over as board chair in 2018.