On Thursday, May 9, President Donald Trump called for an end to 'surprise medical bills' that can cost consumers thousands ... or tens of thousands ... of dollars for out-of-network billing. Legislators in both parties agree these bills unfairly impact patients when they are at their most vulnerable - such as in the delivery of emergency care - or when they have no control over or are unaware of out-of-network use - such as going to an in-network surgeon but having an out-of-network anesthesiologist.
Last month, the AMA recognized U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander for his work to improve healthcare across the country.
Sen. Lamar Alexander asks stakeholders and future leaders to weigh in on ways to improve health outcomes, lower costs.
President Donald Trump announced his pick to replace Justice Kennedy on Monday evening, July 9. He selected 53-year-old Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court, pending Congressional approval.
President Donald Trump has nominated Alex Azar to fill the vacancy left after Tom Price, MD, resigned his post as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Oct. 17, 2017 ... HELP Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash) have released a bipartisan compromise to restore funding for subsidies that help low income Americans with out-of-pocket health insurance costs while giving states more flexibility in ACA implementation. On Oct. 19, Alexander and Murray announced 24 bipartisan co-sponsors.
Sept. 19 statement from Senate HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on bipartisan health insurance stabilization indicates work has stalled.
Last month, Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D.-Wash.) announced two bipartisan healthcare hearings for September.
On Aug. 18, President Donald Trump signed bipartisan legislation authored by Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) intended to speed safe drugs and medical devices into patients' medicine cabinets and doctors' offices, while maintaining safety and effectiveness standards.
By a vote of 94-1, the U.S. Senate has sent President Trump a bill addressing FDA user fee agreements meant to speed up the Food & Drug Administration's review of new drugs and devices.
House Republicans have begun the process to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. While many are still combing through the details of the American Health Care Act, reaction is beginning to flow in.
Calling it a 'Christmas miracle,' U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander discusses the importance of the 21st Century Cures Act.
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, by an overwhelming vote of 392 to 26:
The House has passed by an overwhelming margin -- 392-26 -- legislation called 21st Century Cures, a bill that Senator Alexander helped write and has been working on for 2 years.
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