July has been a busy month for those keeping up with changes to health care law and policymaking. Here is an overview of some recent action by the administration and Congress.
Summer 2018 brings the conclusion of the state legislative process in both Wisconsin and Illinois. This is a good time to recap the major discussions and developments in health policy that Michael Best Strategies has been following for The Alliance.
In late June, senior Alliance staff will spend a few days in Washington DC to meet with Illinois and Wisconsin congressional representatives. The purpose of our visit is to build relationships with our elected officials and establish The Alliance and our employer members as a resource on key health care topics. These are brief visits so we want to use our time well! You can help by letting us know how the following four issues impact you, your employees and your business.
On Friday, May 11, President Trump delivered a highly anticipated speech to outline his plan to reduce drug prices and the cost of health care in America. The President gave a speech that was high on platitudes, promising to “launch the most sweeping action in history to lower the price of prescription drugs for the American people.”
When Walworth County makes employee benefit decisions, it keeps the ripple effect in mind. For a governmental unit, the ripples start with the employees that it wants to recruit and retain. Those employees typically place a high value on access to health care. But the ripples extend outward to impact all the taxpayers who live in Walworth County, located on the southern Wisconsin border.
Every day, millions of Americans check into hospitals, visit family physicians or are treated in clinics. Rarely do patients ask, “how much is this going to cost me?”.