The national debate on healthcare is partly grounded in how to, and who should, pay for it. While stakeholders agree that everyone deserves access to affordable, quality health coverage, there is less consensus on which pathway forward will achieve that goal.

All Payment Reform Items

Healthcare Reform: Legislation Trackers
Healthcare In Transition | Jun. 20, 2019 | ACA, Healthcare, Payment reform, Pharmacy supply chain, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency, Single Payer, Surprise Medical Billing

June 20, 2019 Our legal team at Steptoe & Johnson tracks healthcare reform bills in the 116th Congress. These documents are updated as of June 14. Federal Healthcare Reform Tracker.

The Latest Hearing on Single Payer Healthcare
Healthcare In Transition | Jun. 20, 2019 | ACA, Access to Care, Employer Sponsored Insurance, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Healthcare reform, Payment reform, Single Payer

June 20, 2019 The Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on Wednesday, June 12, digging into universal healthcare coverage. The intent of the hearing was to understand the

Government Affairs Roundup: The Latest on Healthcare Policy
Healthcare In Transition | May. 16, 2019 | ACA, Access to Care, Employer Sponsored Insurance, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Healthcare data, Healthcare reform, Payment reform, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency, Single Payer, state activity, Surprise Medical Billing, Technology

Surprise Medical Billing Broad bipartisan support from the Trump administration as well as Congress has created momentum around surprise medical billing. Earlier this week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee

How We’re Fighting Surprise Medical Billing
Healthcare In Transition | Apr. 18, 2019 | Access to Care, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Healthcare reform, Payment reform, Surprise Medical Billing

April 18, 2019 The Council has joined over 30 other employment-based trade groups to provide two letters on the issue of surprise medical billing to House leadership, and the chair

The Latest on Healthcare from our Government Affairs Duo
Healthcare In Transition, Video | Apr. 18, 2019 | ACA, Association health plans, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare costs, Healthcare reform, Medicare, Payment reform, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency

April 18, 2019 Joel Wood, SVP, Government Affairs and Joel Kopperud, VP, Government Affairs, give us the lowdown on AHPs, the ACA, Medicare for All and drug pricing—and what we can

An Update on Association Health Plans
Healthcare In Transition | Apr. 18, 2019 | Association health plans, Employer Sponsored Insurance, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Healthcare reform, Payment reform

April 18, 2019 In response to a federal district court decision to set aside portions of the DOL’s Association Health Plan (AHP) rule, a group of Republican senators, led by

What We’re Watching on Capitol Hill
Healthcare In Transition | Mar. 21, 2019 | Access to Care, Government Affairs, Healthcare costs, Healthcare reform, Individual insurance market, Payment reform, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency, Pricing transparency, Reinsurance, Surprise Medical Billing

March 21, 2019 Our Government Affairs team is monitoring bills and action items that would affect the insurance industry. Here’s what we’re focusing on as of late: The “Short on

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