Tag: Congress

House E&C Committee Holds Markup of Surprise Billing Bills

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a markup of a number of bills, including the No Surprises Act (H.R. 3630), which addresses surprise billing. H.R. 3639 was reported favorably to the full committee, which is expected to mark-...

Ways and Means Holds Hearing on Medicare for All

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Senate HELP Committee Holds Second Hearing on Electronic Health Information Implementation

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Democrats Launch Investigation on STLDI

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Democrats launched an investigation into Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance (STLDI) plans. STLDI plans are exempt from Affordable Care Act rules governing plans sold on the individual market, includi...

DelBene Leads Letter to CMS to Delay MSSP Application Timeline

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Congressional Inquiry on Insurance Fee Spending

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Congressional Inquiry on Section 1332 Guidance

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GOP Releases Legislation Intended to Stabilize Exchange Markets

Republican congressional health leaders introduced legislation to stabilize individual federal insurance exchange markets on March 19th. The Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2018, introduced by the chairs of the Senate HELP and House...

Senate HELP Committee Releases Bipartisan Bill to Stabilize Markets

The proposed bill includes authorization of CSRs for an additional two years, expanded availability of catastrophic coverage plans, funding for exchange plan enrollment outreach and a potential regulatory pathway for allowing issuers to offer a p...

Senate Releases Bipartisan Legislation Reauthorizing CHIP Through 2022

This week, the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden released bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for a period of five years (FY 2018-2022).  The ag...

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Releases Medicare For All Proposal (September 13, 2017)

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Senators Graham (R-SC), Cassidy (R-LA), Heller (R-NV), and Johnson (R-WI) Release Revised ACA Overhaul Proposal (September 13, 2017)

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Senate GOP Fails to Pass ACA Repeal and Replace Bills

The first proposal brought up for consideration by Majority Leader McConnell on Tuesday, an updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) that included amendments proposed by Sens. Ted Cruz and Rob Portman, included a number of pro...

Repeal and Replace: Senate Republicans and CBO Explore Both Options

Repeal and Replace Pathway The first document released is an updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) that included several amendments intended to bridge the divide between key members of the caucus that expr...

Better Care Reconciliation Act

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Draft Legislative Text of McArthur Amendment Offers More Details on Proposed AHCA Changes

On Tuesday, House Republican leaders circulated draft legislative language offering more details about the AHCA amendment developed by Reps. McArthur and Meadows. The text confirms that under the proposed change, states would have the option o...

Leaked AHCA Amendment Would Allow States to Seek Waivers from Federal Standards Established under the ACA

A proposed modification to the American Health Care Act drafted by Representative Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), and intended to build support around the Affordable Care Act repeal and replace legislation, was leaked on April 20, 2017.  The MacArthur am...

Republicans Revise AHCA Before Floor Vote

House Republican leaders unveiled amendments to the American Health Act Monday night in anticipation of a floor vote Thursday. Read the manager’s amendment here and the section-by-section summary prepared by the author here. ...

American Health Care Act

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Obamacare Repeal and Replace: Policy Brief and Resources

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H.R. Bill Protecting Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions

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S.222 The Obamacare Replacement Act

On January 25, 2017 U.S. Senator Rand Paul, M.D. (R-KY) introduced the Obamacare Replacement Act. Senator Paul’s plan offers some limited protections for those with pre-existing conditions, and seeks to address the cost of health care through e...

Patient Freedom Act of 2017

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The American Health Care Reform Act of 2017

On January 4, 2017 the House Republican Study Committee released a new plan for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Reform Act (AHRA) would fully repeal the ACA and health care-related provisions in th...

Senate Finance Committee Letter to RGA on Jan 2017 Medicaid Roundtable

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House Letter to Governors and State Insurance Commissioners

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The World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan (Congressman Sessions and Senator Cassidy)

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H.R. 3100 (Congressman Tom Price, M.D.)

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Better Way Plan (Speaker Paul Ryan)

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H.R. 4848 (Congressman Tom Price, M.D.)

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H.R.3762 Budget Reconciliation Bill

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H.R. 2300 Empowering Patients First Act of 2015 (Congressman Tom Price, M.D.)

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H.R. 1650 (Congressman Tom Price, M.D.)

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H.R. 1234 (Congressman Tom Price, M.D.)

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