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Politics and Policy

Population health prevails despite ACA uncertainties, other barriersA survey of nearly 200 healthcare executives has interesting findings related to population health management.
CMS quality payment program year 2 proposal: 8 things to knowCMS’ Quality Payment Program launched in 2016 as part of MACRA. Here’s what’s in store for Year 2.
Opinion: Medicare for all: Imminent or pipe dream?As the nation debates the future of our healthcare system, one idea gaining attention is a “Medicare-for-all” single-payer national health insurance plan.
4 things to know about second failed GOP healthcare billHere’s a look at four changes in the second round of healthcare bill revisions that just weren’t enough to muster up enough votes.
Four things to watch in Senate Obamacare replacementHealthcare analysts offer four things MCOs should know about the Better Care Reconciliation Act or BCRA.
AHCA next steps: 4 things MCOs should knowWhat are the next steps for the bill, and how likely is it that it will become law? Here’s are four things MCOs should know.
Opinion: Biggest problems with single-payer ‘Medicare-for-all’Our policy analyst explains why he believes single payer Medicare-for-all is a pipe dream.
Congress considering ‘invisible’ high-risk poolsOur policy analyst explains the concept of invisible high-risk pools, and explains how they might affect health reform.
Four reasons GOP ACA replacement failed without a voteWhat exactly did House representatives on both sides of the aisle dislike about the AHCA? Here’s a look at what MCOs should know.
State medical marijuana laws continue to expandMedical marijuana’s therapeutic evidence base remains nascent and controversial but the regulatory landscape is evolving rapidly.