ACA/Health Reform Posts

A Rare Loss for U.S. Pharma Lobby Will Cost the Industry Billions

April 10, 2018

Deep in a budget deal Congress passed earlier this year -- just 118 words in Section 53116, a little before passages on prison reporting data and payment yields for seed cotton -- was a hit to pharmaceutical companies that will cost them billions, and could signal more losses to come.  Read More

CMS Gives Medicare Advantage Plans A Raise

April 3, 2018

The CMS finalized a rule Monday giving Medicare Advantage plans a 3.4% pay hike in 2019. That's well above the 1.84% bump the agency initially proposed and higher that the 2.95% increase for 2018. Read More