Tag: Part D

McDermottPlus Check-Up: July 26, 2019

This Week’s Dose: The Senate Finance Committee finally released its drug pricing package and moved quickly to a markup. The bill passed out of committee, but work will continue before the fu...

McDermottPlus Health Care Preview: July 15, 2019

We head into another critical week before August recess. What’s Left of the Administration’s Prescription Drug Pricing Proposals? Last week was a difficult week for the Administration regarding its drug pricing agenda. First...

McDermottPlus Check-Up: June 21, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Three weeks down, one week to go in this work period. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is moving forward with its cost containment legislat...

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 3, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Lots of activity surrounding single-payer this week with a hearing, the introduction of two Medicare expansion bills and a report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...

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...

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: November 30, 2018

This Week’s Diagnoses: Welcome back! Members are back in town for a sprint to the finish. Controversy over the House Democratic leadership elections fizzled, with the same faces in the top t...