Recent Editions of IMPAQ Health News

Edition 9
Read about the latest US response to COVID-19, new research demonstrating how the pandemic is disproportionally affecting communities of color, and an article from IMPAQ experts analyzing past senate responses to public health crises.
Edition 8
Read the latest updates on the US government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a $2.2 trillion stimulus package to stabilize the economy, as well as new guidance on social distancing through the end of April.
Edition 7
Learn about the US government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including several CMS announcements regarding insurance and benefits, as well as a new IMPAQ study on whether coverage limitations on opioid alternatives increase opioid prescription rates.
Edition 6
Read about a Yale study pointing to potential savings under Medicare for All, a Commonwealth Fund report on the impact of the ACA 10 years later, and an update on COVID-19.
Edition 5
Learn about the first maternal mortality report released by NCHS in over 10 years, evidence that pharmaceutical benefit manager (PBM) rebates drive up drug list prices, and IMPAQ's new study on the effectiveness of naloxone access laws in preventing opioid overdose deaths.
Edition 4
In this week's edition, read about CMS' Proposed 2021 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameter Rule, why chain pharmacies may increase risks to patients, and how new price transparency rules are pushing hospitals and insurers to reveal hidden costs.
Edition 3
In this week's edition, read about privacy concerns sparked by a new data sharing rule from HHS, ACA Highlights for the start of 2020, and IMPAQ President Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi's latest blog post on addressing implicit bias in health care.
Edition 2
In this week's edition, read about how the ACA Marketplace faired in 2019 with the removal of the Individual Mandate, the disappointing results of Health Super-Utilizer Intervention, and how hidden flaws in some electronic health records and alleged cover-ups may pose a threat to patients.
Edition 1
In this week's edition, read about a federal appeals court ruling against the ACA's individual mandate, new provisions in a year-end spending bill affecting health care, and research showing that a 2016 IRS insurance letter saved lives.