September 28, 2018


In This Issue
Fast Facts
End-Stage Renal Disease Provision Removed in Final Agreement on Opioids Legislation
Healthcare Happy Hour Podcast: NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein Meets with White House and the House Energy and Commerce Committee
House Votes in Favor of Prohibiting Gag Clauses for Pharmacists
State Spotlight: California Governor Signs Legislation Banning the Sale of Short-Term Health Plans
Legislation Combats Surprise Air-Ambulance Bills
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Are You Ready for Open Enrollment?
HUPAC Roundup: Unexpected Competitive Races and Gerrymandering Reform Momentum
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Fast Facts
  • House and Senate negotiators agree on final opioids package, H.R. 6, which removes end-stage renal disease financing measure.
  • Congress passes two bills that put a ban on “gag clauses” that prevent pharmacists from telling customers when they can save money on their prescriptions by paying out of pocket for the retail price of the drug rather than using their insurance and making the co-payment.
  • House passes Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization with some consumer protections against air ambulance balance-billing practices.
  • NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein joins this week’s NAHU Healthcare Happy Hour to discuss recent meetings with the White House and the House Energy and Commerce Committee that focused on the upcoming HRA proposed rule.
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