Jon Reid



Jon is a Reporter at Morning Consult covering health policy.

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 […]

Health Brief: Alex Azar Faces First Confirmation Hearing Today

By Jon Reid Government Brief Alex Azar, President Donald Trump’s pick for health and human services secretary, is a former Eli Lilly and Co. executive who is expected to face tough questioning at his first confirmation hearing today. But even some of his critics believe he could move the health care debate away from partisan […]

Health Brief: Lawmakers Move Closer to Deal on CHIP Funding

By Jon Reid Government Brief Congressional negotiators have reportedly made progress toward a bipartisan deal to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program and extend funding for community health centers  and other expiring Medicare programs. Negotiators are getting closer to reaching an agreement on how to pay for the extension of CHIP and other programs, and […]