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GAO Makes Appointments to PCORI Governing Board

GAO announces PCORI board member appointments.

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Senate Republicans Introduce Pre-existing Conditions Protection Bill

The Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act (S. 3388) was introduced on August 23rd by Senate Republicans in an effort to protect pre-existing conditions.

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Senate GOP Fails to Pass ACA Repeal and Replace Bills

This week, Republican leadership brought three separate proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the Senate floor for consideration but were unable to find consensus within their caucus, and all three measures failed to pass.  Majority Leader McConnell now must decide how to move forward with their efforts to repeal and/or replace the…

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Repeal and Replace: Senate Republicans and CBO Explore Both Options

This week, Senate Republican leadership released two potential plans for moving forward with its effort to repeal and/or replace the portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that are appropriate to address in the reconciliation process.

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Freedom Partners and Americans for Prosperity Letter to Senate

In a May 22, 2017 letter, two conservative advocacy groups lay out their principals for the Senate’s health reform bill.

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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.

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National Governors Association Asks Congress to Fund ACA Subsidies

April 24, 2017 letter requesting funding for ACA subsidies in the FY2017 spending negotiations and 2018 budget.

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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.

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Republican Governors Criticize American Health Care Act

On March 16, 2017, four Republican governors (John Kasich of Ohio, Rick Snyder of Michigan, Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Asa Hutchison of Arkansas) sent congressional leaders a letter criticizing the American Health Care Act and proposing an alternative framework for reforming the Medicaid program. The four governors endorse per capita caps and block grants,…

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American Health Care Act

On March 6, 2017 House Republicans unveiled the American Health Care Act, their Repeal and Replacement legislation for the Affordable Care Act.

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Congressional Research Service Posts Summary of the American Health Care Act

On March 14, 2017, the Congressional Research Service posted a summary of the American Health Care Act. This summary includes references to actions taken by the House Ways & Means and Energy and Commerce Committees on March 6th, and the analysis issued by Congressional Budget Office on March 13th, but predates action by the House…

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Obamacare Repeal and Replace: Policy Brief and Resources

Summary of the Republican ACA Repeal and Replace Proposal prepared by House Republican leadership.

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Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget: The Cost of Full Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

January 4, 2017 report released by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which currently estimates that the repeal and replacement of the ACA in its entirety would cost roughly $350 billion through 2027 under conventional scoring and $150 billion using dynamic scoring.

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Episode One: Governing Health Podcast Series

In this inaugural episode, McDermott governance partner Michael Peregrine interviews Eric Zimmerman, a Washington-based McDermott partner, and Chip Falahee, Senior Vice President for Legal and Legislative Affairs at Bronson Healthcare Group, to discuss how boards can prepare for the changes ahead – particularly with regard to the Affordable Care Act.

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

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) proposes legislation that would require insurance companies to accept everyone who applies, as long as they sign up during certain enrollment periods or certain life events like getting married.

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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 expanded health savings accounts and tax credits. While legislative text is not yet available, a summary is available.

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NGA Response to Request for Feedback on Changes to ACA

January 24, 2017 National Governors Association (NGA) response to the December 2, 2016 letter from House Leadership request input on changes to the Affordable Care Act.

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Patient Freedom Act of 2017

On January 23, 2017 U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) released the legislative text for the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act that proposes a compromise to repeal – offering states the option to keep the Affordable…

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The Commonwealth Fund: Medicaid’s Future: What Might ACA Repeal Mean?

January 12, 2017 report examining how repeal legislation could affect Medicaid.

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Urban Institute: The Impact on Health Care Providers of Partial ACA Repeal Through Reconciliation

January 2017 examining the repeal of the Affordable Care Act if conducted through the budget reconciliation process used in Jan. 2016 legislation vetoed by President Obama.

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Healthcare Leadership Council Letter to President-elect Trump

January 4, 2017 letter to President-elect Trump detailing actions specific steps that should be taken to stabilize the health insurance marketplace both short-and long-term.

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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).

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American Medical Association (AMA) Letter to Congressional Leaders on Reform of Health Care System

January 3, 2017: AMA letter to congress requesting replacement policies in place prior to the repeal of the ACA.

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CBO Report: How Repealing Portions of the Affordable Care Act Would Affect Health Insurance Coverage and Premiums

The Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation released an updated report on the projected impact of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Act of 2015, if enacted. The report, prepared at the request of the House Minority Leader and the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance, would result in a…

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House Letter to Governors and State Insurance Commissioners

December 2, 2016 letter from the House Republican Leadership to Governors and State Insurance Commissioners requesting input on specific questions concerning repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

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Brookings Report: Repeal and Replace Obamacare: What Could it Mean?

November 30, 2016 report from Brookings on what would happen if the Affordable Care Act were to be repealed on the first day, and a suggested stepby-step approach.

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Heritage Foundation Issue Brief

Memo outlining steps for a smooth transition for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act

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What Would Block Grants or Limits on Per Capita Spending Mean for Medicaid?

November 18, 2016 report from the Commonwealth Fund examining the President-elect Trump and some congressional leaders’ calls for absolute limits on the federal government’s spending on Medicaid.  This report explores the two most common proposals for reengineering federal funding of Medicaid: block grants that set limits on total annual spending, regardless of enrollment; and caps…

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H.R.3762 Budget Reconciliation Bill

Approved by Congress and vetoed by President Obama in January 2016

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Improving Health and Health Care: An Agenda for Reform

2015 Paper laying out ACA alternative authored by 10 Republican thought leaders

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

Repeals select aspects of the Affordable Care Act

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