healthcare reform

Posted April 18th, 2017 in Producers, Employers, Individuals
On April 13th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized rules which aim to stabilize Exchanges and the individual marketplace. There are five key takeaways from the new rules:
 
Posted April 12th, 2017 in Producers, Employers, Individuals
Last week, House Republicans renewed their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Several closed-door meetings were held in an attempt to devise a plan that would appease both Conservative and Moderate Republicans. Progress is believed to have been made, but there is still not a bill that would pass the House. ACA repeal efforts are likely on a temporary hold as House members have returned to their home states for a two-week Spring recess.
Posted April 5th, 2017 in Producers, Employers, Individuals
You’ve all heard by now that Congress was unsuccessful in passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that was intended to repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Surely, within time, there will be another bill introduced to change the ACA, but that could take time. It may be weeks, months, or maybe even not until next year, although President Donald Trump does have a “wild card” he can use.
Posted March 27th, 2017 in Producers, Employers, Individuals
It’s as if Harry Houdini himself showed up last Friday and performed his legendary disappearing act, except in this instance it was Republicans who made the American Health Care Act (AHCA) magically disappear. 
 
Posted March 15th, 2017 in Producers, Employers, Individuals

Democrats have some new ammo in their fight to save the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score of the Republican’s plan to repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The “score” is a report issued by the CBO which outlines the anticipated financial and economic impact of proposed bills, and the score of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is the formal name of the repeal and replace bill, had some troubling news for Republicans.

Posted March 8th, 2017 in Producers, Employers, Individuals
On February 24th, Politico got its hands on a rough draft version of a Republican bill that would repeal several key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and they leaked it to the public. Naturally, Democrats were disgusted by the contents of the bill, but the more interesting thing was even several Republicans said they wouldn’t vote in support of this bill. 
 
Posted February 28th, 2017 in Producers, Employers, Individuals
It seemed all but certain that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or at least key parts of it, would be quickly repealed after the most recent election. With a Republican-controlled House, Republican-controlled Senate, and a Republican President, it should be easy to repeal the ACA….right? Not so fast! Republicans have four major hurdles to overcome.
 
1) Republicans vs. Democrats
Posted February 21st, 2017 in Producers, Employers, Uncategorized
Here are three big things that occurred with health care/ health insurance last week:
 
1. Proposed Rules to Stabilize Exchanges and the Individual Market
Posted February 16th, 2017 in Producers, Employers, Individuals

Approximately 12.2 million people signed up for coverage through federal and state-run Exchanges during the 2017 open enrollment period which ended on January 31st.

Posted January 24th, 2017 in Producers, Employers, Individuals
Just hours after being sworn in as President of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order which instructs the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and other agencies who are involved in administering the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of h

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