Jon Reid



Jon is a Reporter at Morning Consult covering health policy.

Health Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Jon Reid Week in Review CVS and Aetna announce merger deal   CVS Health Corp. said it would acquire Aetna Inc. in a deal valued at about $69 billion that would combine the drugstore giant with one of the nation’s largest health insurers. The merged company, CVS and Aetna executives said, would be a benefit to […]

Health Brief: Freedom Caucus Open to Tying Health Care to Defense

By Jon Reid Government Brief House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he’d be open to including a Senate measure to fund insurers’ cost-sharing reduction subsidies in a year-end spending bill, if Senate Democrats would in turn agree to back increased defense spending. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell already agreed […]

Health Brief: CVS Health Agrees to Buy Aetna for Approximately $69 Billion

By Jon Reid Government Brief House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) is in talks with House leadership about lifting a restriction on how much money states can get to keep their Children’s Health Insurance Programs running amid inaction from Congress to reauthorize funding that expired on Sept. 30. The provision, which would […]

Health Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Jon Reid Week in Review Tax bill would have big impact on health care system After multiple failures to repeal the Affordable Care Act this year, Republicans on Capitol Hill are likely to succeed at repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate as a footnote to their rewrite of the American tax system. Senate GOP leaders were initially […]