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GOP Health Reform

January 19, 2018 | Daily News

The Trump administration announced Friday (Jan. 19) an expansive proposed rule to enforce 25 existing statutory protections for HHS-funded programs allowing any person in the health care field to refuse to provide care based on religious or conscience-related objections, but opponents say the rule will lead to more discrimination and are already pondering legal action.

January 18, 2018 | Daily News

The House approved the GOP leadership's one-month government funding bill, along with six years of Children's Health Insurance Program funding and a delay of the ACA's industry's taxes, Thursday evening (Jan.18), 230-197, leaving the fate of a potential government shutdown Friday to the Senate.

January 18, 2018 | Daily News

House and Senate Republicans on Thursday (Jan. 18) walked back President Donald Trump’s tweet about separating funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program from temporary government-spending legislation.

January 17, 2018 | Daily News

The House Rules Committee adjourned Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 17) without making any headway on a final version of the latest short-term continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown Friday, and which as drafted late Tuesday includes six years of Children's Health Insurance Program funding and a delay in the ACA's industry's taxes.

January 17, 2018 | Daily News

Republicans added six years of funding for the Children's Health Insurance program to the recently unveiled short-term Continuing Resolution in order to gain Democratic support, but Democrats in both the House and Senate are holding out for more.

January 17, 2018 | Daily News

United Health Care CEO David Wichmann told investors Tuesday (Jan. 16) that the company supports the administration's push to expand coverage options under the Oct. 12 executive order that called for promotion of association health plans (AHPs), longer-duration short-term plans and health reimbursement accounts, and will work to ensure new products do not undermine the existing market.

January 16, 2018 | Daily News

House Republicans plan to attach six years of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program and delays of three Affordable Care Act taxes to the continuing resolution that must pass by Friday to avert a federal government shut-down, according to GOP lawmakers leaving a conference meeting Tuesday night.

January 16, 2018 | Daily News

Health insurance stakeholders are urging Congress to soon pass market stabilization legislation to help soften the blow of 2019 rate increases due to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

January 16, 2018 | Daily News

The percent of uninsured residents remained stuck at 12.2 in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a Gallup-Sharecare survey published Tuesday, indicating a 1.3 percent increase in uninsured from 2016 to 2017.

January 16, 2018 | Daily News

New survey results released by the pre-ACA group Protect Our Care find that health care will be a key priority in the 2018 midterm elections, which pollster Geoff Garin of Hart Research says poses a significant problem for the GOP since voters also say congressional Republicans and President Trump lack credibility on health policy.

January 16, 2018 | Daily News

Agent and broker lobbies applaud bipartisan Senate legislation that would alter the Affordable Care Act's medical loss ratio provision and counter the financial hit to their industry by removing commissions from ACA issuers' administrative costs.

January 16, 2018 | Daily News

Premiums in rural states with high populations of farmers that don’t protect their risk pools will likely face radically different premium prices and poor market conditions plans going forward due to the repeal of the individual mandate and expanded opportunities to sell non-comprehensive coverage, according to a recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

January 12, 2018 | Daily News

Wisconsin's health insurance co-op, Common Ground Health Cooperative, recently amended an earlier lawsuit over the risk corridor payments and now is also challenging the government's October decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

January 12, 2018 | Daily News

Navigators who faced myriad challenges in the open enrollment season that ended mid-December express relief that sign-up numbers are higher than expected and attribute part of the success to the outside groups that provided policy guidance, advertising and support to counter the administration's arguably minimal effort.

January 11, 2018 | Daily News

Democratic lawmakers hope to bolster an expected lawsuit against the Trump administration’s decision to let states impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients by sending a letter to CMS laying out their legal concerns with the policy shift, according to a Finance committee aide.

January 11, 2018 | Daily News

The Trump administration told state Medicaid directors and governors Thursday (Jan. 11) that requiring able-bodied adults to work or participate in community engagement activities fits into the objectives of the Medicaid program because the move will promote the physical, mental and emotional health of beneficiaries.

January 10, 2018 | Daily News

Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) have resumed negotiations on their bipartisan bill to stabilize the Obamacare markets and expect to present a final version to leadership in the coming weeks.

January 10, 2018 | Daily News

The federal government violated its statutory obligations and breached an implied contract by ending reimbursements to health insurers for cost-sharing reductions, Maine Community Health Options (MCHO) argued in a lawsuit filed late December that seeks more than $5 million it says it was owed for the final months of 2017.

January 10, 2018 | Daily News

Maryland state lawmakers have proposed legislation that would effectively replace the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate by creating a down payment plan.

January 10, 2018 | Daily News

The health care exchanges will unarguably face more crossroads in the coming year as issuers wrestle with the upcoming disappearance of the individual mandate, the Trump administration's new policies on association health plans and longer-duration short-term plans, proposed changes for 2019 to the essential health benefit benchmark plan and other policy shifts tucked into the most recent Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters.

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