Tag: health coverage

Health Policy News – April 2020

Last month, Health Policy News brought you breaking news about the legislation and guidance aimed at providing greater flexibility to states and providers as they struggle to meet health and ...

Public Comment Period on Draft Transparency in Coverage Rule Extended Until January 29th

The draft Transparency in Coverage rule was developed by the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (hereinafter “the Departments’) and published on November 27, 2019.  This rule ...

Hearings Begin on “Medicare for All” Legislation

On June 12, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee conducted its initial hearings on H.R. 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019. Introduced by U.S. ...

Bipartisan Federal Surprise Billing Legislation Likely to Pass

Although it has been discussed and debated at the federal level for years, viable bi-partisan surprise billing legislation had not been proposed until recently, in the form of the No ...

Health Policy News December Edition

Introduction As in years past, the primary focus of the December edition is highlighting some of the important topics we wrote about in 2018, while also foreshadowing policy trends that ...

Two Insurance Markets, Similar Stories to Tell

Massachusetts and New Hampshire held public meetings this past fall aimed at providing insights into the factors affecting health care costs in their respective states. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission ...

Health Policy News September Edition

With late-breaking summer developments at the federal level on Association Health Plans (AHPs) and Short Term Limited Duration Insurance (STLDI), and additional guidance rolling out at the state level, it ...

States Respond to Recent Federal Regulations

States across the country have spent the past few months reviewing and considering two significant rules promulgated at the Federal level over the summer: the final rule on Association Health ...

Federal Departments Finalize Rule to Expand Access to Short Term Health Plans that are not ACA-Compliant

On August 1, 2018, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services (together, “the Departments”) jointly promulgated a final rule on ...

The House considers health policy bills

As debate continues over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the House has held hearings on four piecemeal bills aimed at making incremental changes to the ACA: The State ...