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Health Care Reform Watch

Oct 15, 2019

A Message From the Editor

Another round of Democratic presidential candidate debates takes place tonight! Are you tired of hearing about Medicare for All? So are Democratic voters, according to a recent KFF poll. They'd rather hear candidates take on other aspects of health care that might be more feasible to fix. Read up on the issues to watch tonight.

– Emily Payne, BenefitsPRO managing editor

News

5 policy issues to watch in the Democratic debate beyond Medicare for All

By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News

Democratic voters are eager to hear more from the candidates about other health care issues. Read More

News

Judges say 'no' to green card ban on immigrants needing public assistance

By Marlene Satter

The new rules were set to go into effect on October 15, but have been delayed following decisions by several judges. Read More

News

6 states move to set up their own ACA marketplaces

By Jack Craver

Maine, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are among the states transitioning away from the federally operated marketplace. Read More

News

House drug bill would save $345 billion, reshape pharma industry

By Drew Armstrong

H.R. 3 would direct Medicare to set pharmaceutical prices based on an index of what other developed nations pay for... Read More

Analysis

Unsupported price increases netted drug manufacturers $5.1 billion

By Katie Kuehner-Hebert

A new report examines seven drugs "for which there was no new clinical evidence that could support their price increases." Read More

News

GAO hits Trump administration on costs of Medicaid work requirements

By Marlene Satter

Implementation of Medicaid work requirements are costing states hundreds of millions of dollars. Read More

Analysis

Indiana employer group's research shines a light on price transparency

By Scott Wooldridge

How much can Medicare pricing data and working with carriers to narrow networks bring down health costs for employers? Read More

News

Antitrust suit against Sutter Health gets delayed

By Ross Todd

The judge overseeing a lawsuit delayed the trial over concerns too many jurors have already bowed out. Read More

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