ACA/Health Reform Posts

Sticker prices in drug ads just got closer with bipartisan backing in Senate

August 2, 2018

Think President Donald Trump's proposal to slap price tags on drug advertising is all talk and no action? Think again. Over the past couple of weeks, the idea has gained steam—and bipartisan backing, including from Democrats often critical of the president. So much so, in fact, that a bill containing the provision could see a Senate vote this week. Read More

Doctors Hold the Key to Lower Drug Prices

July 31, 2018

The U.S. is grappling with how to rein in high drug prices. Unfortunately, most of the proposed solutions work better on a bumper sticker than in reality. The debate, however, tends to ignore a key player -- the prescribing doctor -- who could have a central role in a more sustainable approach to better value in drug pricing. Read More

Red-state Senate Democrats are redoubling their efforts to protect Obamacare

July 31, 2018

Red-state Democrats are signaling some solidarity with the rest of the caucus on at least one policy issue flaring in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Lawmakers including Sens. Joe Manchin (WV), Joe Donnelly (IN), and Heidi Heitkamp (ND) — all Democrats representing states that Donald Trump won by a wide margin in 2016 — are among those backing a new Senate resolution aimed at defending the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Read More