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.

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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

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, 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 Legislation Tracker as of 3/15/19
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

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Healthcare In Transition | Feb. 21, 2019 | Government Affairs, Healthcare costs, Healthcare reform, Payment reform, Pharmacy supply chain, Prescription Drug Pricing, Single Payer

The main topic of discussion? How to demonstrate the effectiveness of the employer-sponsored insurance system within a growing national dialogue on government-run healthcare.

A Look at Current Single-Payer Systems
Healthcare In Transition | Feb. 21, 2019 | Government Affairs, Healthcare costs, Healthcare reform, Payment reform, Pharmacy supply chain, Prescription Drug Pricing, Single Payer

The team at NFP resets the dialogue on government-run health systems by exploring how they work in the UK, Canada and here in the U.S. within the Veterans Affairs (VA) program.

What’s Next for Association Health Plans?
Healthcare In Transition, Podcast | Feb. 21, 2019 | Access to Care, Association health plans, Broker Activity, Government Affairs, Healthcare costs, Healthcare reform, Payment reform

Keith VanderZanden of Advanced Professionals Insurance and Benefits Solutions sits down with The Council’s Katie Oberkircher to talk AHPs.

What Happens When Employers Leverage Their Purchasing Power (Leader’s Edge)
Healthcare In Transition | Jan. 25, 2019 | Employer sponsored insurance, Healthcare costs, Leader’s Edge, Payment reform, Pricing transparency, Quality

January 25, 2019 The State of Montana’s health plan was hemorrhaging money with a little over 60% of the costs coming from hospital care and pharmacy benefits. Enter Marilynn Bartlett,

A Look Inside: The Price of Good Health: Health Policies & Politics in the 116th Congress
Healthcare In Transition | Jan. 25, 2019 | Employer sponsored insurance, Government Affairs, Healthcare costs, Healthcare reform, Payment reform, Pharmacy supply chain, Prescription Drug Pricing, Pricing transparency

January 25, 2019 We attended the Council for Affordable Health Coverage’s premier policy event earlier this month to hear from representatives from all corners of the healthcare industry. HHS Secretary