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Former Congressman Dr. Phil Gingrey provides public policy and government relations counsel to clients on a variety of issues. Here at Phil on the Hill, Phil draws upon his long career in public service to provide perspective and context on policy topics such as health care, the federal budget, annual appropriations, regulatory reform, and life sciences.

Brenda Fitzgerald Takes the Helm of the CDC

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Phil shares personal insights into CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald and her extensive background in public health and disease prevention.

IPAB Meat Ax Should Go

Friday, September 15, 2017
Phil discusses the need for the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) to focus on value-based patient care rather than only cutting costs.

Clear the Path for 5G

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Phil discusses 5G wireless technology and the legislative and private sector cooperation needed for its rollout and implementation.

The Value of Comparative Effectiveness Research

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Phil discusses the history, value and role of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) as a resource to support physicians’ understanding of patient needs.

Senate Health Care: Time to Reach Across the Aisle

Friday, August 04, 2017
Phil comments on recent Senate attempts to replace the Affordable Care Act and notes that bipartisanship, courage, and open mindedness are necessary to pass such significant legislation.

Should Congress Move to a Two-Year Budget Cycle?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Phil discusses bipartisan legislation introduced in the last three Congresses that would convert Congress’ annual appropriations process into a two-year budget cycle.

Children’s Vision Care – A Bipartisan Essential Health Benefit

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Phil discusses the importance of access to comprehensive vision and eye care, reflecting upon his speaking engagement with former Rep. John Tierney (D-MA) at the annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Health National Summit.

MedPAC’s Proposed Post-Acute Care Unified Payment

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Phil shares his thoughts on MedPAC’s recommendation to Congress on a transition to a unified payment system for all four forms of post-acute care.

Health Care Bill: Time for Retain, Repair and Revise

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Phil offers his views on the status of health care reform and how a retain, repair and revise strategy on the ACA might be the best path forward.

Baseball, Camaraderie and Competition

Thursday, July 06, 2017
In this post, Phil comments on the recent shooting while members of Congress were playing baseball as well as his thoughts on baseball as a unifying sport.

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