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Today HHS announced 10 drugs that, under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), will be priced for Medicare Part D purposes by direct negotiation with their manufacturers, rather than by paying the rate offered.

The telehealth provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 aren’t permanent, but they ease concerns about an abrupt end to flexibilities.
Citing the pandemic, the Biden administration says it will open a special enrollment period (SEP) for Affordable Care Act exchange plans through May 15, 2021.
A fully public health care paradigm in the vein of Medicare For All remains a long shot in the current political climate. But two industry veterans, including a former head of CMS, lay out some policies in Health Affairs that could win bipartisan support and spur a refresh of the nation's health care apparatus.

“A serious issue that can disrupt, if not devastate, the lives of individuals and families,” said the chair of the subcommittee holding Congress’ first-ever hearing on surprise medical billing on April 2.


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