Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Mary Mayhew, a former health commissioner under Maine Gov. Paul LePage, started yesterday as the director of the federal office that directly oversees Medicaid. Why it matters: The Trump administration is focused intently on reframing Medicaid as something closer to a welfare program, and has arguably made more significant conservative...
CMS Proposes to Require Manufacturers to Disclose Drug Prices in Television Ads Proposed rule would further the Trump Administration’s commitment to lower prescription drug prices by requiring companies to list prices for prescription drugs covered in Medicare or Medicaid As part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to empower patients and lower...
The Trump administration is moving forward with new rules that would require drug companies to disclose their prices, rejecting the industry’s efforts to preempt those regulations. Why it matters: This is the most direct conflict yet between pharmaceutical companies and the administration, and the dispute could quickly escalate into the...
Expect more big moves on prescription drug pricing today. Driving the news: HHS Secretary Alex Azar is giving a "major policy address" on drug prices this afternoon. Politico reported Friday that the administration would formally propose new regulations this week requiring drugmakers to include their sticker prices in their advertising,...

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