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Health Reform 2.0: Legislation

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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Health Reform 2.0: Congress

Senate HELP Committee Releases Bipartisan Bill to Stabilize Markets

Yesterday, Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) announced a bipartisan agreement to provide for short-term stabilization of the individual health insurance market following President Trump’s recent decision to end distribution of cost sharing reduction payments (CSRs) previously available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Health Reform 2.0: Stakeholder Engagement

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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Health Reform 2.0: Stakeholder Engagement

Health Care Groups Request Senate Fund CSRs

In a May 19, 2017 sign-on letter, major health care groups request the Senate take action to guarantee CSR funding through 2018.

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Health Reform 2.0: Congress

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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Health Reform 2.0: Congress

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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Health Reform 2.0: Congress

Senate Finance Committee Letter to RGA on Jan 2017 Medicaid Roundtable

In a letter to the Republican Governors Association dated December 13, 2016, the Senate Finance Committee announced that it will convene a Governor Roundtable in January 2017 to discuss the sustainability and future of the Medicaid program.

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