This week, Congress returns to Washington with 11 days to finalize a government spending bill. Standing in the way are a number of unresolved health care issues, including drug pricing and market stabilization. There are a number of moving parts that will begin to come together this week. Also on our radar screen is the ongoing marketplace issues in the state of Idaho, where the federal government is urging the state to consider short-term limited duration insurance plans. We cover this and more in the health care preview, which you can find here.
Congress has three weeks to finalize an omnibus spending package. There are a number of issues that are expected to come up, including market stabilization and drug pricing, among other issues. There’s also activity at the state level on Medicaid waivers and work requirements. We cover this and more in this week’s preview, which you can find here.
Our colleagues at ML Strategies have provided their Health Care Weekly Preview for the week of September 11, 2017. This week’s preview focuses on Congress’ efforts to stabilize the ACA marketplaces, as well as the proposal from Senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Bill Cassidy (LA) to use block grants to fund Medicaid expansion and private insurance subsidies.
- How will the health care minibus provisions move?
- Will a market stabilization package come together?
- Will cost-sharing reductions (CSR) payments continue to be made or formally authorized?
- Will ACA “repeal and replace” be resurrected yet again?
This preview is a must read for those seeking to navigate the health care policy landscape in the remaining months of 2017.