Policy

More than 100 million individuals would be impacted by rollbacks in protections for pre-existing conditions mandated under the Affordable Care Act, according to consulting firm Avalere Health.

As the state of New York considers the pending $69 billion merger between retail pharmacy chain CVS Health and health insurance giant Aetna, CVS’ practices in drug pricing are coming under the microscope.

While many GOP leaders have demonized a Medicare for all policy popularized by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), many Republicans are actually supportive of such a proposal, according to a recent poll by HillTV and the HarrisX polling company.

CMS and the Treasury Department have introduced new guidance on health insurance markets that will allow states to sell plans with looser restrictions.

A policy of denying emergency coverage by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield could leave nearly one in six patients vulnerable if it is adopted nationwide.

Industry groups have submitted their final comments on CMS’ recent proposal to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program, warning that some of the new changes could result in fewer accountable care organizations participating in the program.

As Canada is set to legalize marijuana use on Oct. 17, Walmart—the world’s largest employer—is seriously considering adding cannabis products alongside other medications in its aisles in the country, according to Hemp Industry Daily.

HHS proposed a new rule to require drug manufacturers to publish prices of medicines in television ads. However, the rule has no enforcement mechanism by the agency and relies on self-policing.

On Monday, CMS proposed a new rule that would require manufacturers to disclose drug prices in television ads. The rule was expected, as the Trump administration and HHS Secretary Alex Azar have ramped up rhetoric to put more pressure on rising drug prices.

As the country's strong partisan divides become more apparent with an approaching midterm election, struggles related to the cost and accessibility of healthcare services are one top issue that both Republicans and Democrats currently agree on.

The American Hospital Association voiced its support for a $100 million telehealth pilot by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in written comments.

Republicans in the Senate on Wednesday overcame an attempt from Democrats to overturn the recent expansion of short-term healthcare insurance plans by the Trump administration.