Tag: Administration

McDermottPlus Health Care Preview: June 24, 2019

The last week before recess is shaping up to be a busy one. All Eyes on the Administration. The Administration is expected to release a transparency executive order as early as today. This executive order is rumored to direct ag...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 24, 2019

This Week’s Dose: We saw a flurry of activity this week related to drug pricing, surprise billing, cost containment and tobacco as lawmakers worked through their to-do list ahead of the Memo...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: May 10, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Another busy week for prescription drug pricing. Two more hearings took place on the subject, and a handful of bills passed out of the House. Now we watch the Senate to see...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 26, 2019

This Week’s Dose: When Congress is away, the agencies will play. The Administration made some major announcements and dropped several new important rules this week, giving stakeholders plent...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 12, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Drug pricing continues to be the focus in Congress with multiple hearings and markups on the subject. So far, lowering drug prices remains a rare area of consensus among la...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 29, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Congress is back and busy. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) dominates the headlines. Congress Democrats Release...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 22, 2019

This Week’s Diagnosis: Recess usually means a light week. This one is no different. Congress PBMs Will Get Their Day…Just a ...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 15, 2019

This Week’s Diagnosis: All about the budget. Medicaid work requirements back in the spotlight. Recess awaits. Congress Azar Ma...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 1, 2019

This Week’s Diagnosis: Congress gets busy. Pharmaceutical CEOs testify and emerge unscathed. The Administration is quiet. Congress

McDermottPlus Check-Up: February 1, 2019

This Week’s Diagnosis: Government reopens…for at least three weeks. Congress is full steam ahead, kicking off the 116th with health care hearings on drug pricing and pre-existin...

McDermott Plus Check-up: January 25, 2019

This Week’s Diagnosis: Hearings are beginning and priorities are emerging. The shutdown drags on. And updates are trickling out of the Administration.

McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 18, 2019

Congress Shutdown Stalemate. Over the past two weeks, the Democratic-controlled House has voted to fund the federal agencies affected by the shutdown. There have been short- ...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 11, 2019

This Week’s Diagnosis: Welcome back – sort of. The partial federal government shutdown drags on. We are on day 21 with no end in sight...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 14, 2018

This Week’s Diagnosis: President Trump clashed with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in a meeting this week about how to keep the g...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 7, 2018

This Week’s Diagnosis: Memorial services for President George H.W. Bush were held this week in Washington, DC and Texas. No agreement has been reached on border wall funding, which means Mem...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: November 9, 2018

This Week’s Diagnosis: Was the election only four days ago? Tuesday brought change to Congress. While a handful of races have yet to be called, Democrats will take charge of the House of Rep...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: November 2, 2018

This Week’s Diagnosis: While members of Congress are touting the passage of the opioid package on the campaign trail, the Administration continued releasing a series of significant health po...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: October 26, 2018

This Week’s Diagnosis: The Administration remains active with the issuance of several new guidance documents, the drug pricing announcement and the President (finally) signing the bipartisan...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: October 19, 2018

This Week’s Diagnoses: All eyes are on the midterm election, now less than three weeks away.  The House and Senate are out; the Administration continues to release health-related regulation...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: October 5, 2018

This Week’s Diagnosis: The Senate continues to chug along with hearings, opioids and judicial nominees. All is quiet in DC on the House side – members are in their home districts campaigni...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: September 28, 2018

This Week’s Diagnosis: Consideration of the Kavanaugh nomination dominated airtime in the Senate this week, but the House stayed on-task, pushing through a number of health-related bills. <...