Will Pfizer and the other major drug manufacturers pay a price in Washington for willfully ignoring the national imperative to keep healthcare costs under control?
There's a simple explanation for the haste with which the Senate is moving to pass a law that will have devastating consequences for the health of the tens of millions of Americans. They need the money.
Dr. Shantanu Agrawal recently sat down with Modern Healthcare safety and quality reporter Maria Castellucci to discuss his plans for the NQF including efforts to address social determinants of health, the opioid crisis and physician burnout.
Regarding the story "CMS actuary predicts GOP repeal bill will reduce coverage by 13 million" (ModernHealthcare.com, June 13), with the increasing number of plans that offer horrific coverage for care (catastrophic coverage designs, for example), it is somewhat unfair to simply state a lost coverage number.
It's not just the Medicaid expansion that's hampering Senate Republicans from reaching agreement. It's also how fast the federal contribution to Medicaid spending will be allowed to grow.