The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicts that ACA premiums will rise by 15% in 2019, mainly due to the repeal of the individual mandate which takes effect the same year. They also predict that a total of 35 million people under the age of 65 will be uninsured by 2027. For more information please see… Read more »
Monthly Archives: May 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not approve lifetime limits for Medicaid coverage previously requested by multiple states. This continued stance breaks with conservatives who support setting caps for how long an individual can receive Medicaid benefits. For more information please see The Hill.
HHS Secretary, Alex Azar, came out in defense of the Trump Administration’s plan to lower prescription drug prices. For more information please see The Washington Post.
On Friday, May 11th the Trump Administration unveiled its plan to lower prescription drug prices. The proposal allows for more negotiation for Medicare drug prices through Part D drug plans. Additionally, the plan hopes to create more competition in the drug industry, expedite the availability of generic drugs, and reduce the amount paid to middlemen…. Read more »
Multiple house democrats came together to urge Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to schedule a vote on the measure to stabilize the ACA. For more information please see The Hill.