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April 14, 2021 | Daily News

A group of 30 patient organizations is urging Congress, the Biden administration and the states to crack down on the growing number of insurance or insurance-like products that are not required to abide by the consumer protections and coverage mandates in the Affordable Care Act.

April 14, 2021 | Daily News

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), ranking member and former chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, won’t run for re-election in 2022, he said on Tuesday, announcing his 13th term will be his last.

April 13, 2021 | Daily News

Although the Congressional Progressive Caucus did not include extending the Affordable Care Act’s enhanced tax credits in its wish list for the next legislative package, a source familiar with the discussions says progressives do support making the American Rescue Package policies permanent -- but they want savings gleaned from drug-pricing reforms to go toward expanding public health programs and not just toward bolstering the ACA.

April 12, 2021 | Daily News

The Biden administration asks the Supreme Court not to take up a pair of insurers’ lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reductions, saying in an April 9 brief the federal appeals court had correctly determined that money insurers gleaned by hiking silver-level premiums can be deducted from the damages owed to them.

April 12, 2021 | Daily News

Health policy experts at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities say Congress should continue to build off the Affordable Care Act and include in its next legislative package policies that target low-income Americans who still struggle to pay for care despite the help included in the law.

April 09, 2021 | Daily News

The House Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Friday (April 9) floated its priorities for the next legislative package, which include lowering Medicare’s eligibility age and expanding the program’s benefits, and paying for the reforms with savings from policies it advocates to cut drug costs.

April 09, 2021 | Daily News

State Medicaid officials told the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission Friday (April 9) that while telehealth has been crucial throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, refinements are needed before telehealth can be made permanent.

April 09, 2021 | Daily News

President Joe Biden’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary budget preview, released Friday (April 9), builds off health priorities in the recently enacted American Rescue Plan and proposed American Jobs Plan by calling for additional funding for home- and community-based services, tackling the opioid crisis, rural health and more.

April 08, 2021 | Daily News

The Senate Finance Committee will hold confirmation hearings for CMS Administrator-nominee Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and Deputy HHS Secretary-nominee Andrea Palm on April 15, months after the Biden White House announced the appointments and as Democrats gear up for a potentially major health care overhaul.

April 07, 2021 | Daily News

The Department of Labor on Wednesday (April 7) affirmed that unemployed workers can enroll in exchange plans once the American Rescue Plan’s temporary full federal subsidies for those on COBRA end in September.

April 07, 2021 | Daily News

The Department of Labor on Wednesday (April 7) affirmed that unemployed workers can enroll in exchange plans once the American Rescue Plan’s temporary full federal subsidies for those on COBRA end in September.

April 07, 2021 | Daily News

CMS proposes to increase inpatient rehabilitation facilities' fiscal year 2022 pay by 1.8%, or $160 million, relative to last year's payments, and to advance the Biden administration’s focus on health equity.

April 07, 2021 | Daily News

CMS tells Inside Health Policy it is actively considering Democratic leaders’ request for a special enrollment period (SEP) that would allow people getting fully subsidized COBRA under the American Rescue Plan to enroll in ACA coverage through healthcare.gov once their benefits wind down in September.

April 07, 2021 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on Wednesday (April 7) said more than 528,000 Americans have enrolled in Affordable Care Act coverage in the 36 states that use healthcare.gov since the new special enrollment period (SEP) kicked off Feb. 15, including 322,000 from March 1 through March 31.

April 07, 2021 | Daily News

Shortly after the Supreme Court put its work case requirements case on hold, the Biden administration revoked another two states’ Medicaid work requirement waivers Tuesday (April 6), bringing the total to four states for which CMS has rescinded the Trump-era 1115 waivers.

April 06, 2021 | Daily News

The Democratic leaders of congressional health care committees are asking HHS to make sure consumers that receive the six months of fully subsidized COBRA coverage available under the American Rescue Plan can enroll in an Affordable Care Act plan once the COBRA benefits end.

April 06, 2021 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra faces a barrage of competing issues arising out of the pandemic, but children’s health care advocates’ priorities center around one central idea: thinking about kids first.

April 06, 2021 | Daily News

The White House is expected to roll out the health care priorities for its two-part infrastructure package sometime this Spring, and the health piece potentially could move separately now that the Senate parliamentarian has agreed Democrats have another shot passing their priorities through a simple majority.

April 05, 2021 | Daily News

The Senate parliamentarian on Monday agreed that Democrats have at least one more shot at passing legislation via a simple majority this calendar year by revising the 2021 budget resolution.

April 05, 2021 | Daily News

The Supreme Court temporarily suspended its review, pending another order to come, of the Medicaid work requirements that former President Donald Trump’s CMS approved for Arkansas and New Hampshire, the high court announced Monday (April 5).

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