NAHU Washington Update 5/14/2021

NAHU Washington Update 5/14/2021
Andrea Palm Confirmed as HHS Deputy Secretary; Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to Be Confirmed as CMS Administrator
Deputy Secretary Palm is a former health policy advisor to Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY). She  was part of the Obama Administration, serving in multiple roles at HHS, including senior counselor to the secretary, deputy assistant secretary, chief of staff and… Read More
IRS Announces 2022 HSA Contribution Limits
The IRS released Health Savings Account contribution limits for the 2022 plan year, increasing self-only limits to $3,650 and family limits to $7,300; this is a $50 and $100 increase, respectively, from 2021 maximums. Those 55 or older at the end of 2022 can contribute an additional… Read More
Democrats Divided over Proposal to Lower Prescription-Drug Costs
Focusing on the president’s grand goal of eradicating cancer, the letter states that such a goal is only attainable if “the federal government leverages and rewards expertise from across the public and private sectors in order to… Read More
State Spotlight: New Analyses of New York’s Single-Payer Bill Reveals Grim Reality
This new study, commissioned by the coalition Realities of Single Payer, is yet another blow to supporters of single payer, reporting that the elimination of private insurance in New York would result in a loss of 58,092 jobs in the finance and insurance sectors, including… Read More