Biden To Call For Lowering Drug, Insurance Prices To Fight Inflation

President Joe Biden Tuesday (May 10) will outline a plan to fight inflation and lower costs that calls on Congress to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, pass other price reforms and reduce health insurance premiums. The president also will highlight the administration’s recent proposal to fix the Affordable Care Act’s so-called family’s glitch in a speech that will contrast the Democratic priorities against an 11-point America First agenda put forth by Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott that the White...
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Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 05/11/2022
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Democrats, Advocates Fight SCOTUS Over Roe Protections, PHE Announcement Expected Soon, Mental Parity Bill Faces Markup

Congress is poised for yet another busy health care week with the Senate planning a doomed vote on legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade and the House readying a mark-up on a wide-ranging bipartisan mental health bill. Meanwhile, insurers continue to press Congress to extend the enhanced Affordable Care Act tax credits enacted under the American Rescue Plan by July to avoid market chaos, and stakeholders will be keeping a close eye on HHS, which has until May...
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E&C Panel Will Mark Up FDA User Fee Package, ARPA-H Bill This Week

The House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee on Wednesday (May 11) will mark up several key health bills , including FDA’s user fee reauthorization package, legislation to fund the newly authorized Advanced Research Project Agency-Health Act, and a legislative package that aims to provide resources for people struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. In total, the subcommittee will mark up six bills that aim to ensure the safety and effectiveness of drugs and biologics, support mental health and...
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