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So begins a post from Rachel Sachs, Darius Lakdawalla, and me at the Health Affairs Blog on the complicated interplay between value-based pricing and Medicaid’s best-price rule. What is the best-price rule? Does it really impede the adoption of value-based pricing? If so, what can be done about it? To keep federal spending in check, […]
As Chris noted last night, Senators Portman and Heitkamp introduced legislation to significantly reform and modernize the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946. There is much to be written about this version of the “Regulatory AccountabilityAct,” including its provision for replacing Auer deference with a Skidmore While regulatory reform tends to be construed as a Republican or conservative attack on administrative […]
Part 1 My name is Brian Lewis and I am Legislative Counsel with the Uniform Law Commission (ULC).  The ULC is a nonprofit entity, formed in 1892, to create nonpartisan state legislation. Commissioners—who are all lawyers—are appointed for a term of service by the individual state governments, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the […]
The video of today’s press conference is here, and I’ve pasted below Senator Portman’s press release on the legislation. This is an important and thoughtful proposal to modernize the Administrative Procedure Act, and I will have much more to say about it in the coming weeks (once my Senate academic fellowship concludes). Here’s the press release: […]

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