Policy

The Trump administration’s expansion of short-term limited-duration health plans has held up in court after a legal challenge.

The healthcare debate has moved into the limelight as the Democratic presidential primary race heats up.

A proposed rule to eliminate drug rebates will not be pushed through. However, President Trump could still take on the pharmaceutical industry in other ways.

HHS and CMS are following through on an executive order from President Trump to overhaul kidney care in the nation by proposing five new payment models.

Only 28% of ACOs formed in 2012 have taken on downside risk, while just 33% had at least one contract with downside risk in 2018, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

President Trump is preparing to issue an executive order that would declare a favored nations clause for drug prices, ensuring the U.S. would not pay higher prices than other countries for prescription medications, CNBC reported.

The biggest challenge to the Affordable Care Act to date heads to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans Tuesday, July 9, for scheduled oral arguments in the case.

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s rule requiring drugmakers to publish the list prices of prescription medications in direct-to-consumer television advertisements.

While general support for a universal healthcare system remains at about 50% among the public, the impact to the healthcare industry is being weighed––and providers could see huge payment cuts under certain policies. 

Emergency services are well known for charging high prices, often leaving patients on the hook for sky-high medical bills when those services are billed out of network. In particular, patients with private insurance face far higher charges for air ambulance compared to Medicare rates, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs.

Waves of criticism against Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a nonprofit hospital based in Memphis, Tennessee, have prompted the institution to examine its aggressive debt collection practices of suing low-income patients for unpaid medical debts, as detailed by a recent ProPublica and MLK50 report.

Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents favor Bernie Sanders when it comes to who can best handle healthcare out of the field of Democratic candidates for president, according to a CNN poll. Sanders, along with several other candidates, supports Medicare for all.