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Health Care Reform Watch

Jun 18, 2019

A Message From the Editor

A couple of legal updates to start the week. First, in a move that will surprise no one, drugmakers are suing to stop the implementation of a rule that would require price disclosures in TV ads for drugs. In the second, lawyers are aiming to give cities, counties and other small-government entities involved in the multitude of opioid lawsuits a more powerful voice by bringing them together in one expansive class.

– Emily Payne, BenefitsPRO managing editor

Drugmakers sue over TV price disclosure rule

By Drew Armstrong

The lawsuit asserts that HHS doesn’t have the legal power to compel drugmakers to include prices in their ads. Read More

Lawyers in opioid suit seek nationwide class certification

By Amanda Bronstad

The motion sets up an unprecedented "negotiation class" of 24,500 entities that want to resolve claims over the opioid... Read More


New final HRA regulations expand options for employers

By Allison Bell

The final regulations could encourage employers to offer workers access to brokers and private health insurance exchange... Read More

Market Insights

Health care scorecard: Suicide epidemic, stagnant insured rates affecting states

By Scott Wooldridge

The Commonwealth Fund's yearly scorecard grades each state on 47 health care measurements. Which states come out on... Read More

What to do about surprise bills? It's not so clear-cut.

Employers, health insurers and patient advocates aren't wild about the latest proposal to end surprise billing. Read More

Auto-enrollment for health care coverage? Why not?

Auto-enrollment could be a way to increase coverage and reduce premium costs by expanding the insurance pool. Read More


California sets up 'master plan' to address growing senior population

By Jack Craver

The Master Plan for Aging will help the state prepare for the impact of the aging population on the workforce, economy... Read More


Florida health insurers sued over misleading insurance policies

By Zach Schlein

Customers say they were led to believe they were purchasing health plans that covered a full range of medical benefits. Read More

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