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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Sept. 9th – Friday, Sept. 13th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, September 9th – Friday, September 13th The weather can’t seem to make up its mind here in Charlottesville- burning hot one day to rainy and chilly the…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Sept. 2nd – Friday, Sept. 6th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, September 2nd – Friday, September 6th We’re baaaack! Did you miss us? Are you ready to get your weekly dose of health policy news from the punniest…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Apr. 8th – Friday, Apr. 12th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, April 8th – Friday, April 12th This week started with a tense battle in the court…or we should say on the court… The UVA Men's Basketball triumphed…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Mar. 4th – Friday, Mar. 8th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, March 4th – Friday, March 8th Today, as the nation pauses to observe National Get Over It Day, we felt quite strongly that a Saturday morning edition…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Feb. 25th – Friday, Mar. 1st

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, February 25th – Friday, March 1st Viewpoints here, marching into another month (get it...March?) <cue eye roll>. We’ll just go ahead in get to the health policy…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Nov. 12th – Friday, Nov. 16th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, November 12th – Friday, November 16th With the dust settling after last week’s election, America tried to get back to business as usual this week. Yes, we are…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Nov. 5th – Friday, Nov. 9th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, November 5th – Friday, November 9th Little known fact: elections took place around the country this week. Yes, it is a bit of an understatement to say that…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Oct. 29th – Friday, Nov. 2nd

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, October 29th – Friday, November 2nd Welcome back for another edition of Viewpoints! November is coming in hot, so we wanted to jump into your inbox to give…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Sept. 24th – Friday, Sept. 28th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, September 24th – Friday, September 28th Welcome to another edition of Viewpoints! This week was full of talk and action. We’ll give you the 3 minute low-down below……

LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Sept. 17th – Friday, Sept. 21st

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, September 17th – Friday, September 21st Welcome to another overcast edition of Viewpoints! We’ll begin with a follow-up from last week regarding electronic cigarettes. The FDA continued its…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Sept. 10th – Friday, Sept. 14th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, September 10th – Friday, September 14th Welcome back for another edition of Viewpoints—undoubtedly the best way to start your rain-soaked weekend. Speaking of which, it was the preparations…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Sept. 3rd – Friday, Sept. 7th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, September 3rd – Friday, September 7th From quite a few different angles, the biggest news in health policy this week all seemed to touch and concern the Affordable…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Aug. 27th – Friday, Aug. 31st

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, August 27th – Friday, August 31st While we hated to deprive you of health policy updates all summer long, the Viewpoints squad is finally back in business and…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Apr. 2nd – Friday, Apr. 6th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, April 2nd – Friday, April 6th The official enrollment numbers for the 2018 Obamacare open enrollment period are in. 11.8 million people signed up this year, a three…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Mar. 12th – Friday, Mar. 16th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Mar. 12th – Friday, Mar. 16th This week the youth in America took a stand on health policy. On Wednesday morning, thousands of students around the country staged…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Mar. 5th – Friday, Mar. 9th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Mar. 5th – Friday, Mar. 9th March Madness came a week early, with the health policy landscape looking particularly active these past few days. We'll begin with a new study this…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Feb. 26th – Friday, Mar. 2nd

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Feb. 26th – Friday, Mar. 2nd Not surprisingly, gun control remained a hot topic on the Hill this week. What was surprising, though, was President Trump’s announcement of…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Feb. 19th – Friday, Feb. 23rd

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Feb. 19th – Friday, Feb. 23rd Leading this week’s news are the details on the Trump administration’s latest proposal to bring back short-term insurance policies that can last up…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Feb. 12th – Friday, Feb. 16th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Feb. 12th – Friday, Feb. 16th We'll begin this week's review with the story that has our nation grieving this weekend—Wednesday's tragic events at Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Fourteen students and…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Feb. 5th – Friday, Feb. 9th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Feb. 5th – Friday, Feb. 9th   We’ll begin at the end this week, with the federal government shutting down for eight hours overnight into Friday morning. This…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Jan. 29th – Friday, Feb. 2nd

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Jan. 29th – Friday, Feb. 2nd When President Trump delivered his State of the Union (SOTU) address on Tuesday, he made sure to carve out some time for…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Jan. 22nd – Friday, Jan. 26th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Jan. 22nd – Friday, Jan. 26th After shutting down over last weekend, the United States government got back to work on Monday night when Congress adopted a short term…

MACRA, Physicians, and “Big Med”

By: Rick Mayes, Ph.D. Medicare Payment Policy Matters (a Lot) Medicare is the most important player in the annual battles over who controls the manner in which medical care is…

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Jan. 15th – Friday, Jan. 19th

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Jan. 15th – Friday, Jan. 19th At midnight tonight, the government has the potential to shutdown for the first time since 2013. It is still unclear whether GOP…

How are we responding to the opioid crisis?

By: Margaret C. Tracci, MD, JD The Scale of the Problem Over the past two decades, the abuse and diversion of prescription opioids has grown to epidemic proportions. In 2009,…

LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Nov. 27th – Friday, Dec. 1st

LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Nov. 27th – Friday, Dec. 1st This week’s news cycle continued to center on efforts by Congress to overhaul the nation’s tax code, with many experts describing…

LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Nov. 20th – Friday, Nov. 24th

LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Nov. 20th – Friday, Nov. 24th Despite the shortened news week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there were no shortage of updates on the health policy front.…

LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Nov. 13th – Friday, Nov. 17th

LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Nov. 13th – Friday, Nov. 17th It was a busy week at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb outlining a comprehensive new…

Medicaid’s future: Follow the Maine road or buy into Verma’s vision?

By: B. Cameron Webb, MD, JD SPOTLIGHT: Medicaid's future: Follow the Maine road or buy into Verma’s vision? Last week offered some conflicting omens for those trying to read the…

LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Nov. 6th – Friday, Nov. 10th

LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Nov. 6th – Friday, Nov. 10th From legal battles to administrative rules to elections, the heat was all the way up last week in health…

Health and taxes: Tracking tax reform’s potential impact on health care

By: B. Cameron Webb, MD, JD LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Oct. 30th – Friday, Nov. 3rd Following the Trump administration’s new classification of the opioid epidemic as a bona fide public…

Actions Have Consequences: The 2018 ACA Open Enrollment

By: Carolyn Long Engelhard, MPA Today marks the beginning of the fifth enrollment period for the availability of health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  For the first time since…

Could labels actually matter in America’s Opioid “Emergency”?

By: B. Cameron Webb, MD, JD LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Oct. 23rd – Friday, Oct. 27th Early last week, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ways and…

Congress Leaves all the CHIPs on the Table

By: B. Cameron Webb, MD, JD LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Oct. 16th – Friday, Oct. 20th Expectedly, last week’s biggest story remained the outpouring of responses to the Trump…

Breaking Down Trump’s Health Care Executive Order and the End of CSR Payments

By: B. Cameron Webb, MD, JD LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Oct. 9th - Friday, Oct. 13th It was another busy week in the world of health policy. Picking up where last…

Excepting Contraceptives: Un-mandating the Mandate

LAST WEEK IN REVIEW: Monday, Oct. 2nd - Friday, Oct. 6th Last week began in tragedy, with Sunday’s horrendous mass shooting in Las Vegas which left 59 people dead and 546 injured.…

New Health Policy Blog Debuts

The Department of Public Health Sciences is pleased to announce the start of a regularly published Health Policy blog. Watch this space for future installments.