Washington Update, February 26, 2020

In the Update this week: The “public charge” rule went into effect nationwide on February 24. Resources for families are provided below. Congress is still working on legislation to address surprise medical bills and prescription drug prices. The Kaiser Family...

Washington Update, February 19, 2020

In the Update this week: A federal court of appeals upheld the district court’s decision to invalidate the waiver granted to Arkansas that would have allowed the state to implement work requirements as a condition of Medicaid eligibility. The Supreme Court indicated...

Washington Update, February 13, 2020

In the Update this week: The president released his proposed FY 2021 budget. It proposes significant cuts to Medicaid and some other health programs, but is considered “dead on arrival” in Congress. A House committee approved another version of legislation to address...

Washington Update, February 5, 2020

There are two big healthcare news items this week, both generated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): CMS issued its long-expected Medicaid “block grant” guidance, outlining how states can obtain waivers to gain greater flexibility in their...