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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, Senate Republicans heighten their scrutiny of reinsurance payments intended to stabilize premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as shortfalls continue to result in the closure or departure of Marketplace insurers.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, four additional Consumer Owned and Operated Plans (CO-OPs) are shut down due to financial losses, while the remaining seven of the 23 non-profit insurance cooperatives created with Affordable Care Act (ACA) loans struggle to remain viable.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, House Republican leaders unveil their long-awaited replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would retain the law’s most popular provisions but repeal the individual and employer mandates, Medicare cost-cutting board, minimum essential health benefits, and other consumer protections. It would also transition Medicare into a premium support program where enrollees could use vouchers to purchase private coverage in an insurance exchange.
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We hope you've enjoyed Spring and are looking forward to the Summer months! For up-to-date news about PSI, please read our most recent newsletter. Many of the articles have a CALL TO ACTION for those interested in promoting PSI's mission. Thank you for your ongoing support, we wish you the best of health.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, a lower federal court says the Obama Administration lacks Congressional authority to fund the cost-sharing subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but allows the subsidies to continue until an appeal is heard. Two Republican lawmakers unveil the first ACA replacement bill, which does not repeal the ACA but substitutes a $2,500 tax credit in place of key provisions.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, one of the nation’s largest health insurers will withdraw next year from at least 22 of the 34 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces in which it is participating for 2016, including Florida and Texas. The Kaiser Family Foundation predicts that UnitedHealthcare’s exit will have a minimal impact on premiums except in states like Arizona, Iowa, Nebraska, and North Carolina where it is the only competitor across most counties.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past three weeks, a Senate report concludes that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ignored consultant warnings that most of the non-profit insurance cooperatives created with Affordable Care Act (ACA) loans would fail.
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Our recent update on Specialty Tiers is now available.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past two weeks, Congress pre-emptively rejects the President’s proposed budget plan that includes provisions to cut Medicare spending and prices for prescription drugs.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear the latest procedural challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while President Obama prepares to sweeten the pot for the 19 states that are still refusing to participate in the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommends that Congress cut Medicare Part B payments by ten percent for discounted drugs furnished to safety net providers in the Section 340B program.
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