Nevada Takes on PBMs and Pharma in Broad Drug-Pricing Transparency Bill

June 8, 2017

A Nevada drug-pricing bill that targeted diabetes drugmakers didn’t make it past the governor’s veto pen, but state lawmakers renewed their efforts with a new bill that not only zeroes in on pharma, but pharmacy benefit managers, too. And this time, the governor is more supportive, according to one report. Read More

Nevada Legislature Passes Medicaid for All

June 8, 2017

There are still many hurdles to go before the bill would become a reality — namely, Gov. Brian Sandoval. Sandoval has supported Medicaid expansion, but hasn't said whether he will sign the bill. There are also plenty of outstanding questions, such as the plan design and plan costs. Read More

Senate Republicans Claim Progress on Health Care Legislation

June 8, 2017

President Donald Trump and GOP leaders insisted Tuesday the Senate will vote soon on legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." But even as senators headed toward the make-or-break vote before the Fourth of July, deep uncertainty remained about whether the emerging legislation would command enough support to pass. Read More

GOP Medicaid Cuts Hit Rural America Hardest, Report Finds

June 8, 2017

Trump Country it may be, but rural counties and small towns also make up Medicaid Country — those parts of the nation whose low-income children and families are most dependent on the federal-state health insurance program, according to a report released Wednesday. Read More

Single-Payer Bill: Going Nowhere Fast

June 6, 2017

Don’t delude yourself that legislation to create a California universal healthcare system passed the state Senate last week. All that passed was authorization to keep yakking about it in dreamland. Read More