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Past Newsletters

D.C. Roundup: Health Policy and Midterm Elections
Healthcare In Transition | Aug. 9, 2018

As the midterm election gets closer, the health policy agenda in Washington focuses more on the issues of greatest concern to voters: healthcare costs. The Council Perspective: Both parties are

What We Know About Atul Gawande
Healthcare In Transition | Aug. 9, 2018

After his appointment as the CEO of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan (ABJ) health venture in June, the question on everyone’s mind was: What’s Atul Gawande’s first move? The Council

Costs, Outcomes and Reform Efforts
Healthcare In Transition | Apr. 25, 2018 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Single Payer

April 25, 2018 The State of Healthcare Today: Report on Costs, Outcomes and Reform Efforts As healthcare spending in the U.S. reaches unsustainable levels, the value-based reform movement seeks to

ERISA, PBMs and Telehealth
Healthcare In Transition | Mar. 14, 2018 | DOL, Employee Benefits, Government Affairs, Healthcare

A Letter to DOL, Pharmacy Benefit Managers Grab Attention of HHS, and Telemed Saves Money and Means the Doctor is Always in.

The Time is Right
Healthcare In Transition | Jan. 31, 2018 | ACA, Cadillac Tax, Employee Benefits, FATCA, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Taxes

January 31, 2018 We’re just a few days away from our 2018 Legislative & Working Groups Summit, and our timing to lay down our markers on Capitol Hill could not

Cadillac Tax, Alexander/Murray & Shutdown Politics, Oh My!
Healthcare In Transition | Jan. 24, 2018 | ACA, Cadillac Tax, Drug Pricing, Employee Benefits, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Single Payer

The shutdown didn’t accomplish much, but it did delay implementation of the Cadillac Tax from 2020 to 2022. The Council’s Joel Wood & Joel Kopperud break it all down,.

Association Health Plans, QSEHRAs, and IRS ACA Deadlines
Healthcare In Transition | Jan. 10, 2018 | ACA, DOL, Employee Benefits, Government Affairs, Healthcare

The Department of Labor (DOL) released a proposed rule last week aiming to make it easier to form association health plans (AHPs) that qualify as large group plans.

Tax Reform’s Health Implications and more
Healthcare In Transition | Nov. 30, 2017 | ACA, Drug Pricing, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Taxes

As the Senate inches closer to a floor vote on the Republican tax overhaul bill, it’s still unclear if the votes are there.