Policy Brief: Opioid Use as a Public Health Emergency

October 27, 2017 // News Room, Our Blog

This is intended to be a short primer on the very complex topic of opioid use and overuse. The purpose is to update readers on the impact of the recent order to make this issue a Public Health Emergency. This paper will also provide some minimal context and potential resources for strategies. Since many readers […]

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Analysis of White House Decision to End the Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) Payments

October 16, 2017 // News Room, Our Blog

On October 12, 2017, the White House announced that they would stop payment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments immediately. This announcement is expected to impact the 2018 calendar year Open Enrollment on the ACA Marketplaces. This announcement was made following an Executive Order that also may weaken the ACA. […]

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Analysis of Presidential Executive Order on Healthcare, Signed October 12, 2017

October 12, 2017 // News Room, Our Blog

President Trump issued an Executive Order on October 12, 2017 that expanded access to three key policy levers in order to purportedly increase flexibility and affordability in the individual market: Association health plans to purchase insurance across state lines; Short-term health plans; and Expansion of tax-preferred savings accounts. The biggest fear of analysts with all […]

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Analysis of the HHS Draft Strategic Plan, FY 2018-2022

October 1, 2017 // News Room, Our Blog

Update: Please note that after the comment period closed, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services removed all of the documents from their site that are linked below. The links are all now broken, but the content is still relevant. On September 27, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released their […]

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