Puerto Rico Health Care

Puerto Rico Health Care

Build Back Better Act: Health Coverage Provisions Explained

On November 19, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, the budget reconciliation bill, with the Senate expected to consider the legislation in coming weeks. The Build Back Better Act includes numerous provisions that would dramatically strengthen and expand both public and private health insurance coverage. Some of the new provisions […]

House Committee Advances Bill to Sustain Medicaid Programs in the Territories and Avoid Deep, Harmful Cuts

On July 11, by voice vote, the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee reported out essential legislation (H.R. 3631) to avert large federal Medicaid funding shortfalls the territories will face starting in 2020.  Without additional federal funding the bill would provide, the territories would have no choice but to institute damaging cuts […]

Sound House Bill Would Establish Pathway for a Sustainable, Improved Medicaid Program in Puerto Rico

As we wrote last year, Congress should consider making permanent changes to Puerto Rico’s federal Medicaid financing structure to ensure the long-term viability of its Medicaid program.  This includes eliminating Puerto Rico’s federal funding cap over time, raising the federal matching rate and requiring fuller compliance with the same federal Medicaid requirements that now apply […]

Clearing Up Confusion about the Medicaid Rebate Program: Part II

As federal efforts to address prescription drug costs intensifies, this three-part blog series addresses misleading claims or confusion about Medicaid, its highly effective drug rebate program and overall drug pricing issues in the hopes of better informing the debate moving forward.  Part I | Part III Aggressive negotiation and closed formularies are only one factor in […]