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President Joe Biden is expected to issue executive orders on coronavirus. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Jan 20 | Susan Morse
Biden is expected to issue a national mask mandate and create an office of COVID-19 response, headed by the new…
 Rule requiring payers to implement APIs for data sharing and to streamline prior authorization is “half-baked,” AHIP says.
Jan 19 | Mallory Hackett
Rule requiring payers to implement APIs for data sharing and to streamline prior authorization is…
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Jan 19 | Jeff Lagasse
This earlier release of the rate announcement will help MA and Part D plans better plan for 2022 plan costs, CMS…
HHS Secretary Alex Azar leaves office Wednesday. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Jan 19 | Susan Morse
In the letter, Azar points to the events on January 6 as threatening to "tarnish" the Trump…
President-elect Biden (Getty Editorial Photo by Sean Rayford.)
Jan 15 | Susan Morse
The American Rescue Plan calls for investing $20 billion in a national vaccine program and $50 billion in testing.
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Jan 15 | Jeff Lagasse
The changes are effective in 2022 and may lower enrollee cost sharing on the most expensive prescription…
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Jan 14 | Jeff Lagasse
Goals include reducing consumer costs, accelerating innovation and clarifying program requirements.
An arm with an IV and a sensor
Jan 14 | Jeff Lagasse
HHS said greater understanding of the uses and potential benefits of these treatments is needed among…
  Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Jan 14 | Kat Jercich
Lower courts had blocked FDA in-person requirements for abortion medication last summer, finding them to be a "substantial…
A screen with an open enrollment web page
Jan 13 | Jeff Lagasse
The data indicates enrollment remained stable and more consumers were able to actively enroll or re-enroll in coverage.

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