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Health-Exchange-Alert

May 02, 2019 | Daily News

House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday (May 1) introduced two new public option proposals that would allow private insurance to operate alongside a government-funded health care system, coming a day after Congress held its first hearing on more-aggressive Medicare for All legislation, demonstrating the growing policy rift within the Democratic party when it comes to expanding health care.

May 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration late Wednesday (May 1) told a federal appeals court it agrees with a district judge’s ruling that the entire health care law is invalid, yet also asked the court to retain certain ACA provisions the administration claims would not harm the plaintiffs, including updates to Medicare fraud laws – a move that left key legal experts scratching their heads.

May 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday (May 1) said moving to a single-payer health care system could significantly affect the entire economy and laid out key issues for lawmakers to consider when crafting legislation that could affect one-sixth of the gross domestic product, but CBO did not provide a cost estimate or spell out specific recommendations.

May 01, 2019 | Daily News

CMS and the Department of the Treasury are asking stakeholders for ideas on how to entice states to apply for Affordable Care Act 1332 waivers that take advantage of the more-flexible criteria unveiled by the Trump administration last fall.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

The House Rules Committee debated the potential costs, burden and benefits of transitioning to a Medicare for All system during the first-ever Capitol Hill hearing on the proposal.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

The Department of Justice is slated to submit on Wednesday (May 1) its first brief in the high-prolife lawsuit Texas v. Azar since its surprise decision to flip positions and call for the entire Affordable Care Act to be invalidated.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

The House Ways & Means Committee will soon hold a hearing on Medicare for All, marking the first time in decades that one of the two main health care committees of jurisdiction will hold a hearing on the hot-button single-payer issue.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration on Monday told existing association health plans they can continue to operate despite a recent federal court ruling that axed key pieces of the federal rule that expanded the plans.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

S&P analysts conclude that health care legislation addressing surprise billing and anti-competitive pharmaceutical practices have a high chance of passing prior to the 2020 elections, but that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a transition to Medicare For All and aggressive drug-pricing reforms are unlikely to be implemented in the new few years.

April 29, 2019 | Daily News

Nearly half of Americans are still on the fence about the Affordable Care Act as Congress gears up to hold its first hearing on Medicare for All and the Congressional Budget Office is poised to release design considerations for a single-payer health care program.

April 29, 2019 | Daily News

Reversing the Trump administration's rule expanding the scope of short-term plans could save the federal government $8.9 billion and decrease nongroup premiums by 1%, but it would increase the number of uninsured people by 500,000, the Congressional Budget Office found.

April 29, 2019 | Daily News

Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday (April 28) signed a bill passed by the legislature April 27 creating a standardized health care option, known as Cascade Care, that the state aims to offer in the Washington Health Benefit Exchange by 2021.

April 29, 2019 | Daily News

Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday (April 28) signed a bill passed by the legislature April 27 creating a standardized health care option, known as Cascade Care, that the state aims to offer in the Washington Health Benefit Exchange by 2021.

April 29, 2019 | Daily News

The American Society for Radiation Oncology is urging Congress to revamp the prior authorization process, which oncologists surveyed by the group say delays cancer treatments.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

House and Senate lawmakers in Washington state unveiled Friday (April 26) the final conferenced version of legislation establishing a state version of a public option, dubbed Cascade Care, that would require the state’s exchange to contract with one or more issuers to sell standardized bronze, silver and gold plans by January 2021.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Department of Labor on Friday (April 26) appealed a federal court’s March 28 decision that the Trump administration rule promoting association health plans (AHPs) violates the law, but DOL has yet to say whether it will ask the court to pause the ruling until the appeal is resolved.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

A federal judge granted a request from New Hampshire to intervene on the side of CMS in defending the state’s plan to enact Medicaid work requirements.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

Nationwide enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program declined by 2.2 million in 2018, according to new data released Thursday (April 25) by CMS, and a further analysis by Georgetown University concludes that 861,000 fewer children were covered by Medicaid and CHIP.

April 25, 2019 | Daily News

A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday (April 25) issued a nationwide injunction blocking a Trump administration rule that bars federal funds from going to clinics providing, or referring patients for, abortions, and which many conservatives say targeted Planned Parenthood.

April 25, 2019 | Daily News

Vermont is freezing approvals of new association health plans (AHPs) and barring existing plans from enrolling new members or marketing their products following a federal judge’s March 28 decision that invalidated key parts of the Trump administration’s AHP rule and remanded the regulation back to the Department of Labor.

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