Extending the cost-sharing reductions is necessary to make sure that Americans continue to have access to affordable health insurance in the individual market.
Funding for programs designed to improve coverage and access to care for vulnerable populations are set to expire in 2017. This report recommends extending these programs and stresses the need for action early in the 115th Congress.
Public health researchers have joined with health plans and provider organizations to better understand and document treatment of patients with complex needs.
While few expect the budget to pass in 2016, policymakers may want to carefully examine some of the budget’s proposed innovations to use in the near future.
President Obama’s FY2017 budget signals another missed opportunity to fundamentally change the direction of federal deficits and soaring federal debt.
Daschle and Gingrich believe there is great opportunity for reform at the agency level, particularly as states explore ways to seek waivers from parts of the law.