Congress Should Make Temporary CMS Policies Permanent

Today, ACI joined thirty-five other organizations in calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to make permanent a number of regulatory changes. During the COVID-19 Crisis, CMS made necessary improvements to rules that facilitated Telehealth applications, relaxed professional licensing guidelines, stemmed non-essential physician supervision, and waived HIPPA requirements that would allow provider-patient communication […]

31 Groups Call for the Rejection of a Bill That Would Deplete Current Medicare Funds

Thirty-one nonprofit organizations sent a letter to Congress calling on it to oppose legislative attempts to meddle with the current Medicare plan. A proposal called the Medicare Crisis Program Act seeks to expand eligibility and threatens the financial stability of Medicare by depleting the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund. The bill also opens the door to […]

Certificate of Need Regulations: a Roadblock to Hospital Capacity

During this COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for states and municipalities to end their barriers to expanding hospital capacity by ending certificate of need regulations that restrict the expansion of hospital coverage and services to the critically ill. ACI joins a coalition of groups calling for Congress to end these needless regulations. Read the coalition […]

Coronavirus Facts vs. Myths: What Others are Saying

As the coronavirus continues to grow in the U.S. and around the world, ACI is reminding that there are ways to stay healthy during these unusual times, and help you differentiate between the myths and the facts. Here is what medical professionals are saying. Wearing a mask can help – Probably While there has been […]

Coalition Letter: Stop Frivolous COVID-Related Lawsuits

ACI joined 21 other nonprofit groups calling for legislative reforms to create shields from trial lawyers’ frivolous, costly, and job-killing litigation schemes. Such acttions would advance the interests and wellbeing of the American people through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The coalition letter is available on our website.

The Economic Standard: The COVID Crisis Shows American Resilience at Its Finest

With the nation in shut down until April 30, most Americans are enduring an unprecedented disruption to their daily routines. To make safe social distancing possible, however, countless workers continue to keep supply chains moving. In addition to the frontline medical professionals who are treating COVID-19 patients, it is the grit and resilience of millions that is […]

Patriot News: Drug Affordability Boards Will Backfire, Harm Consumers

The coronavirus outbreak has become a worldwide emergency, and has led to serious concerns about medical shortages, including the availability of prescription drugs. While some states, including Pennsylvania, are trying to cap the price of prescription drugs, sometimes by creating so-called “affordability boards,” their policies will only lead to greater shortages and threaten public health. […]

ACI Joins Coalition in Opposing Actions That May Upend The Medical Supply Chain

Today, ACI joined 32 nonprofit organizations to call on public leaders at the White House, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives not to support “Buy American” mandates. In the middle of this COVAD-19 crisis, public policies should focus on keeping the supply chain as broad and extensive as possible, in order to prevent massive shortages […]

ACI Files Comments To The US Regulatory Commission

In response to a proposed US Regulatory Commission rulemaking proceeding that seeks to change regulations affecting the carriage of mail, ACI has filed comments to protect consumer interests, while calling for increased accountability and financial transparency on the part of the US Postal Service. These comments are available online.

Further Restricting Vaping Won’t Help Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is single handedly changing the face of day-to-day life. Their needs to be some clarification of how public health should respond to the crisis of the outbreak via policy. The regulation of electronic cigarettes during a pandemic is an interesting case study. Public health departments have warned against the use of inhalants […]