Washington Update, January 29, 2020

There are two big news items in the health policy world this week: The Supreme Court lifted an injunction that had been stopping implementation of the administration’s “public charge” rule, but only while appeals are pending. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Washington Update, January 23, 2020

The big news in the health policy world this week was the announcement by the Supreme Court that it will not take up, on an expedited basis, the case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The Court has not yet decided whether to hear the case...

Washington Update, December 19, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: A federal court of appeals has ruled on the case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Texas v. United States. Key protections of the law remain in place pending further court action. See “ACA” section in this week’s...

Washington Update, December 11, 2019

This week Members of Congress unveiled several bills that could affect families of children and youth with special health care needs. A conference agreement on the defense authorization bill would provide paid parental leave to all federal employees. This bill is...

Washington Update December 4, 2019

Congress is struggling to agree on funding for the federal government beyond December 20, when the temporary funding measure expires. It is unclear whether there will be resolution on legislation to address the thorny issues of surprise medical billing and...