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House Releases Surprise Billing Discussion
Council Brief | May. 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 On May 16, House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) released a discussion draft of the No Surprises Act,

Webinar: Tools You Can Use to Dig into National Prescription Drug Pricing
Council Brief, Healthcare In Transition, Webinar | Mar. 21, 2019 | Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Healthcare data, Healthcare data & technology, PBM, Pharmacy supply chain, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency

March 21, 2019 The Council’s Katie Oberkircher spoke with Eric Pachman and Antonio Ciaccia, co-founders of 46Brooklyn—a prescription drug research firm—to demonstrate how to use the tools they’ve created to

Federal Drug Pricing Transparency Legislation Tracker as of March 15, 2019
Council Brief, Healthcare In Transition | Mar. 15, 2019 | Government Affairs, Healthcare costs, Healthcare reform, Payment reform, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency

March 15, 2019 The Council’s expert legal team at Steptoe & Johnson created a chart to show the broad landscape of drug pricing legislation in Congress. The chart is updated

FCA Study Clears Wholesale Insurance Broker Market
Council Brief | Feb. 25, 2019 | International Insurance

February 25, 2019 London’s Financial Conduct Authority published its final report on the Wholesale Insurance Broker Market last week, concluding that there is no evidence of significant levels of harm

2019 Legislative & Working Groups Summit Recap Coming
Council Brief | Feb. 25, 2019

February 25, 2019 Nearly 250 executives and operational heads of Council member firms gathered in Washington for the 2019 Legislative & Working Groups Summit earlier this month. During the meeting,

NFIP Nearing Deadline…Again
Council Brief | Dec. 17, 2018 | Flood, Government Affairs

December 17, 2018 Authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program runs out at 11:59 p.m. this Friday. While we are pleased that reauthorization was re-coupled to the latest federal spending

Ruling Declares ACA Unconstitutional
Council Brief | Dec. 17, 2018 | ACA

December 17, 2018 U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, appointee of President George W. Bush, ruled on Friday that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional now that Congress eliminated a