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March 18, 2021 | Daily News

Insurers participating in Covered California have agreed to help move their off-exchange individual plan enrollees into the marketplace so they can benefit from the new Affordable Care Act subsidies available under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and will not reset the deductibles, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said Thursday (March 18) in a webinar with reporters and key stakeholders.

March 18, 2021 | Daily News

House Democrats hope in addition to averting a Medicaid fiscal crises in the territories in October, they’ll be able to come up with longstanding federal funding solutions -- such as eliminating the Medicaid cap for territories and changing territories’ federal Medicaid matching funds calculation to what’s used for states.

March 17, 2021 | Daily News

The Senate Wednesday voted 50-49 to invoke cloture and advance the nomination of California Attorney General and former Congressman Xavier Becerra as HHS secretary.

March 17, 2021 | Daily News

House Medicare for All sponsors Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) joined dozens of co-sponsors and advocacy groups Wednesday (March 17) to reintroduce legislation that would extend Medicare to all Americans, saying the pandemic has laid bare the problems with the existing system and made the transition more urgent.

March 17, 2021 | Daily News

Maternal health advocates are cheering the COVID-19 relief package’s provision that lets states extend Medicaid postpartum coverage for up to one year without asking CMS, but they still want Congress to make the extension mandatory and to send states additional federal funds to implement it.

March 16, 2021 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) joined key Democratic senators to discuss next steps to control health care costs and expand coverage during a call with Protect Our Care Tuesday -- laying the groundwork for health and drug-pricing reforms that could be included in another reconciliation package.

March 16, 2021 | Daily News

More than two dozen Democratic senators are sponsoring legislation that would reverse the Trump administration’s revised guidance on Section 1332 waivers -- codified as part of the 2022 exchange rule -- that they say promotes “junk” health care plans and undermines coverage for people with preexisting conditions.

March 16, 2021 | Daily News

While supply restraints have been the biggest hurdle in the race to vaccinate as many Americans as possible, one of the nation’s largest electronic health records (EHR) vendors says a lack of uniform standards in state public health databases is also slowing down the process.

March 16, 2021 | Daily News

HHS will survey providers on how they collect and use social determinants of health data in electronic health records, and while some say this is a positive step towards better patient care and benefit coordination, others worry there isn’t consensus about what SDOH data collection is reasonable.

March 15, 2021 | Daily News

The American Medical Association, Planned Parenthood and other parties suing over the Trump HHS’ so-called “gag” rule, joined by the Biden administration, are asking the Supreme Court to dismiss the case because Biden’s HHS is taking steps to revoke the rule.

March 12, 2021 | Daily News

The Supreme Court canceled oral arguments in the Medicaid work requirements lawsuit on Thursday (March 11) but briefs in the case are still due later this month, according to those following the issue, so the court has not stepped away from the case.

March 11, 2021 | Daily News

As President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law on Thursday (March 11), Rhode Island and DC’s exchanges told consumers that systems are being updated and the increased ACA tax credits will be available to many enrollees starting in April.

March 11, 2021 | Daily News

Longtime House Ways & Means staffer and health policy expert Melanie Egorin is moving to HHS to serve as deputy director of the HHS Office of Legislation, the White House announced Thursday.

March 11, 2021 | Daily News

President Joe Biden on Thursday signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that significantly expands the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits, increases Medicaid funding and incentivizes states to expand their programs, fully subsidizes COBRA premiums through September and much more.

March 11, 2021 | Daily News

Health insurers -- and exchange directors - who want Congress to maintain the newly enhanced ACA tax credits beyond 2022 need to invest in a strong marketing campaign to make sure eligible Americans enroll in coverage or the opportunity could slip away, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee warned stakeholders attending America’s Health Insurance Plans’ annual conference Wednesday.

March 10, 2021 | Daily News

Senate Democrats led by New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen are pushing legislation that would enhance the value of and eligibly for the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) and permanently fund the program, thus eliminating the need for the “silver-loading” workaround that insurers crafted after the Trump administration ended direct payments to reimburse their costs for the subsidies in 2017.

March 10, 2021 | Daily News

Former Biden adviser Chris Jennings and Matt Eyles, head of the nation’s largest insurance lobby, agreed on Tuesday (March 9) that Congress will face pressure to maintain the more generous ACA premium tax credits that is slated to pass as part of the American Rescue Plan but will expire in just two years.

March 09, 2021 | Daily News

The Supreme Court dismissed three cases challenging the Trump-era public charge rule Tuesday (March 9), after the Department of Justice and lawyers for immigration advocacy groups and states filed joint stipulations calling for the cases to be dismissed because the Biden administration is not defending the controversial rule.

March 09, 2021 | Daily News

Cigna, which extended its offerings in the ACA exchanges by 50% for the 2021 plan year, has announced plans to double its marketplace footprint by 2025.

March 08, 2021 | Daily News

A last-minute Senate amendment to the American Rescue Plan act includes a temporary 10% increase in federal Medicaid matching funds for home- and community-based services.

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