NAHU Washington Update - 05/24/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Fast Facts
•  Senate Committee Releases Draft Legislation to Require Broker-Compensation Disclosure
•  NAHU Seeks Passage of Employee Flexibility Act
•  House Holds Hearings on Surprise Billing and Single-Payer Costs
•  State Spotlight: Louisiana Finalizes Its “Netflix Model” to Tackle Drug Prices
•  Healthcare Happy Hour: Don’t Be Surprised by this Week’s Topic
•  Register Now for the “Live from NAHU” Webinar on June 20
•  HUPAC Roundup: Special Elections Held to Get Closer to a Full House
•  What We’re Reading

 

Healthcare Happy Hour: Don’t Be Surprised by this Week’s Topic

On this week’s podcast we review how the conflicting recently introduced proposals may find consensus among Democrats and Republicans who are pushing to pass legislation by this summer...

Surprise billing is continuing to receive a significant amount of attention from lawmakers, with last week’s House and Senate versions and this week's introduction of a comprehensive healthcare reform discussion draft that includes provisions to tackle the topic. On this week’s podcast, NAHU’s Marcy M. Buckner, John Greene and Chris Hartmann review how the conflicting recently introduced proposals may find consensus among Democrats and Republicans who are pushing to pass legislation by this summer. They also review NAHU’s meeting with HHS Secretary Alex Azar on prescription drugs, the latest hearing on single-payer healthcare, guidance on association health plans in the wake of a court ruling overturning the rule, and what to expect after the Memorial Day recess.

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