Health Policy Links
The Commonwealth Fund
- KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Much Ado About Drug Priceson September 16, 2021 at 5:36 pm
Democrats have hit a snag in their effort to compile a $3.5 trillion social-spending bill this fall — moderates are resisting support for Medicare drug price negotiation provisions that would pay for many of the measure’s health benefit improvements. Meanwhile, the new abortion restrictions in Texas have moved the divisive issue back to the political front burner. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Rachel Cohrs of Stat and Shefali Luthra of The 19th join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also this week, Rovner interview’s KHN’s Phil Galewitz about the latest KHN-NPR “Bill of the Month” installment, about two similar jaw surgeries with very different price tags.
- Senate Republicans say they will vote to allow a debt default, leaving Democrats scrambling for plan to avert economic crisisby Paul Kane on September 18, 2021 at 10:00 am
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has declared that Senate Republicans will not vote to increase the Treasury’s authority to continue borrowing. As he has done before, McConnell has essentially created a new rule out of whole cloth to defend his position amid charges of cynical hypocrisy.
14th & G Podcast
- 2021 In 21 Minutes- FALL OUTLOOK- Lightning Round Editionby Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas on September 9, 2021 at 7:56 pm
Dean is joined by his colleagues Republican Bruce Mehlman and Democrat David Thomas as they work through all the issues on the congressional docket this Fall. From infrastructure to debt limit, government funding to Afghanistan, and much, much more. Buckle up and thank for listening!
American Medical Association
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