June 18: The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds its first public hearing on a draft bill intended to bring down healthcare costs. The draft, released by committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in late May, addresses a variety of issues plaguing the industry, including price transparency and surprise billing. Alexander plans to move quickly, with the goal of a vote by the full Senate in July.
June 19: With the political battle over abortion intensifying nationwide, a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee turns its attention to Title X. A federal judge in April halted a Trump administration rule that would prohibit a clinic that provides abortions from receiving Title X funding. The rule is being challenged in court.
June 19: The House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee delves into healthcare issues facing U.S. territories.
June 19-21: The insurance industry invades Nashville for America’s Health Insurance Plans’ annual meeting. Among the highlights: Cigna CEO David Cordani is slated to talk about building a “more sustainable” healthcare system. There’s a fireside chat with Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier. And a who’s who of big thinkers will share their thoughts on making healthcare “work for all Americans.” That panel includes Jefferson Health CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko, former CMS head Andy Slavitt, and Highmark President Deborah Rice-Johnson. Modern Healthcare’s Shelby Livingston will be there bringing you updates all week.