Powers Principal Peggy Tighe was recently quoted in two articles discussing repeal and replace efforts regarding the Affordable Care Act, as well as proposed changes to the 340B program.

The Law 360 article titled “5 Key Questions As ACA Repeal Hangs By Thread” discusses whether or not congressional Republicans will be able to move forward with plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and how they could accomplish the task.

In the article, Peggy mentions that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could work with other senators on state-specific deals, saying “He has incredible power to bring things to senators.” Peggy also discusses President Donald Trump’s rhetoric regarding the plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

To read the full Law 360 article, click here.

The Kaiser Health News article titled “Congress Squares Off Over Drug Pricing and a Controversial Drug Discount Program” discusses recent Congressional conversations regarding the 340B program, including proposed changes to the program and whether or not the program affects drug pricing.

The federal 340B program requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs at a discount to hospitals and clinics that serve a largely low-income population. Advocates of the program say the discounts and their savings are necessary to combat steadily increasing drug prices.

In the article, Peggy notes that the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, has been proactive in engaging the administration to shrink the 340B program.

To read the full Kaiser Health News article, click here.

Peggy has experience working with 340B Health, Ryan White clinics, the American Medical Association and dozens of national coalitions, giving her unique insight into the implications of various potential legislative and administrative changes. She works closely with both the Healthcare and the Government Relations and Public Policy teams at Powers.

Peggy focuses her practice on lobbying, coalition building, crafting and implementing grass roots campaigns, and coordinating media relations. She is well versed on giving congressional and policy updates on subjects such as Affordable Care Act implementation, Medicare provider reimbursement including SGR reform, hospital wage index, nursing payments, Social Security disability, patient safety, medical liability reform, Long Term Acute Care Hospital and clinical laboratory policy, hunger and nutrition, and patient-focused pharmaceutical policy.

For more information, contact Peggy Tighe at Peggy.Tighe@PowersLaw.com or (202) 872-6752.

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