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Health Reform Update Summary- Week of June 11, 2018

Health Reform Update Summary- Week of June 11, 2018

The Trump Administration refuses to defend a multistate lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the pre-existing condition protections and individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Medicare Trustees warn that the 2019 repeal of the tax penalty for the individual mandate will speed up Medicare’s insolvency by three years (to 2026).

Health Reform Update Summary- Week of May 28, 2018

Health Reform Update Summary- Week of May 28, 2018

The Congressional Budget Office and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services actuary predict sharp spikes in 2019 premiums and uninsured rates due to Congressional repeal of the ACA’s individual mandate.

Marketplace Access Project Gains Momentum: Reaches 150 Bipartisan Cosponsors for Legislation to Protect Charity Assistance for Nation’s Most Vulnerable Patients

Marketplace Access Project Gains Momentum: Reaches 150 Bipartisan Cosponsors for Legislation to Protect Charity Assistance for Nation’s Most Vulnerable Patients

The Marketplace Access Project (MAP), a group of leading national patient advocacy organizations dedicated to protecting non-profit insurance premium and cost-sharing assistance for individuals suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, today announced it has reached 150 bipartisan cosponsors for the Access to Marketplace Insurance Act (H.R. 3976).

Health Reform Update Summary- Week of May 7, 2018

Health Reform Update Summary- Week of May 7, 2018

In the Health Reform Update for this week, the President releases a blueprint of modest proposals to reduce prescription drug prices, but does not include Medicare price negotiation authority, drug importation allowances, or other provisions most feared by the pharmaceutical industry.

Policy Update: Week of Feb. 27

In the Health Reform Update for this week, Republican leaders pledge to move forward in March with a bill to repeal and replace key parts the Affordable Care Act (ACA), even though leaked proposals lack enough support to pass the House or Senate.  The latest plans...

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Policy Update: Week of Jan. 30

In the Health Reform Update for this week, Congress postpones the first vote on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until at least March as concerns mount over insurer defections.  The Trump Administration prepares a package of new rules to stabilize the...

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Specialty Tier Update: Week of Jan. 9

By Mark Hobraczk, JD, MPA STATES Connecticut Insurance committee to consider latest bill to limit cost-sharing for prescription drugs Senator Martin Looney (D) introduced legislation this week that would prohibit health insurers from imposing cost-sharing or...

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Policy Update: Week of Jan. 9

In the Health Reform Update for this week, Congress passes a budget resolution that will allow them to dismantle key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) later this month. President-elect Trump pledges to introduce an immediate replacement plan in February...

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Policy Update: Week of Dec. 5

In the Health Reform Update for this week, Congress overwhelmingly passes landmark legislation to expedite the approval of breakthrough drugs for rare disorders medical cures, in a rare show of bipartisan consensus. House Republicans set a January 3rd date to move...

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Specialty Tier Update: Dec. 5

By Mark Hobraczk, JD, MPA STATES District of Columbia Committee approves legislation capping specialty tier drug cost-sharing The subcommittee on Consumer Affairs for the Committee of the Whole unanimously passed legislation last month that would limit copayment and...

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Policy Update: Week of Nov. 14

In the Health Reform Update for this week, Republican lawmakers debate whether to proceed slowly now that electoral sweeps have provided a clear path to repealing the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Republican governors in Medicaid expansion states immediately push...

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Policy Update: Week of Oct. 31

In the Health Reform Update for this week, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and CIGNA become the latest major insurers threatening to scale back their participation in Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces unless regulatory changes ensure more favorable risk pools.  The...

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