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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.

Health Care Needs More Stability from Washington

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar is recognized on both sides of the aisle as an expert with a zeal for solutions. But it will be difficult for him to accomplish anything without a return to regular order in Congress.

Comparative Effectiveness Research and the National Opioid Crisis

Thursday, November 16, 2017
I recently authored two op-eds in The Hill – one on comparative effectiveness research in patient-physician decision making and the other regarding recent policy developments in the national opioid crisis.

PCORI Annual Meeting and My Thoughts on Comparative Effectiveness Research

Friday, November 03, 2017
I had the pleasure of speaking at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). My preparation let me to write an op-ed in The Hill.

A Return to Regular Order

Monday, September 25, 2017
Phil comments on Senator John McCain’s recent call for a return to “regular order” during health care debates in the Senate.

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.