Medicaid Expands As The ACA Stays

Medicaid Expands As The ACA Stays

Mar 30 When news broke last week that the Affordable Care Act would no longer be repealed and replaced, it signified an end to the waiting game on the fate of America’s Read More
Another Attempt to Repeal the ACA in the Foreseeable Future? Unlikely.

Another Attempt to Repeal the ACA in the Foreseeable Future? Unlikely.

Mar 29 It’s been more than seven years since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and there were some 60 plus attempts to repeal by Republicans during Read More
Businesses Need to Make Affordable Care Act Filings with the IRS by March 31 or Request an Automatic Extension

Businesses Need to Make Affordable Care Act Filings with the IRS by March 31 or Request an Automatic Extension

Mar 27 Some businesses may have suffered from wishful thinking when the legislation to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was proposed by Speaker Ryan and trumpeted Read More
Breaking: Affordable Care Act Will Not Be Repealed Due To Votes

Breaking: Affordable Care Act Will Not Be Repealed Due To Votes

Mar 24 The New York Times broke the story today that House Speaker Paul Ryan “rushed” to the White House to explain to President Trump that he lacked the votes to repeal Read More
Would American Health Care Act Dis-incentivize Employers From Offering Healthcare?

Would American Health Care Act Dis-incentivize Employers From Offering Healthcare?

Mar 23 Op-Ed Published on LA Biz Journal on March 21, 2017 Starting in the 1940’s, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made employer-based healthcare tax free. Employers were not required to offer Read More
Republicans Amend the American Health Care Act to Add a Work Requirement for Medicaid Eligibility

Republicans Amend the American Health Care Act to Add a Work Requirement for Medicaid Eligibility

Mar 22 With the House vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) looming for Thursday and concern of its approval among conservatives in the House, GOP leadership has added a “manager’s Read More
Infographic: Healthcare Affordability Has Been On The Decline Since 2015

Infographic: Healthcare Affordability Has Been On The Decline Since 2015

Mar 22 Many have said the Affordable Care Actis still not affordable, and that might be true as a matter of opinion. “Affordability” is defined by the ACA to be below 9.5% Read More
The IRS ACA Audit Process Forces Employers to Prove Their Case or Face Penalties

The IRS ACA Audit Process Forces Employers to Prove Their Case or Face Penalties

Mar 21 Op-Ed Updated Published on March 16, 2017 on ‘Accounting Today’ A few weeks after the national election, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began to issue notices to employers who may Read More
The ACA Replacement Plan Likely To Save Money But Add 24 Million Uninsured

The ACA Replacement Plan Likely To Save Money But Add 24 Million Uninsured

Mar 20 Republican House Speaker Paul Ryanrecently released the House leadership’s plan for an ACA repeal and replacement. While more light was shed on previously unanswered questions such as the fate of Read More
Just Weeks After Replacement Plan Surfaces, House GOP Readies Amendments

Just Weeks After Replacement Plan Surfaces, House GOP Readies Amendments

Mar 17 A few weeks ago, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan voiced the House GOP’s plans for a repeal and the replacement plan, which placed a heavy focus on eliminating ACA-mandated taxes. Read More
Uber Is Triumphant In California Misclassification Case

Uber Is Triumphant In California Misclassification Case

Mar 16 Uber made a huge stride in their favor at the top of March, when a California courtnamed them victorious in yet another misclassification case. The case surrounded once again classifications Read More
When It Comes To Healthcare, Are You Grandfathered Or Grandmothered?

When It Comes To Healthcare, Are You Grandfathered Or Grandmothered?

Mar 15 The Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), under the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS), released a notice at the close of February, announcing that insurance companies may Read More
The American Health Care Act Prohibits Tax Credits for Abortion Coverage

The American Health Care Act Prohibits Tax Credits for Abortion Coverage

Mar 14 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) did not change state law on abortions and expressly allowed states to elect out of abortion coverage in qualified health plans offered Read More
IRS Extends Transition Relief For QSE HRA Notice

IRS Extends Transition Relief For QSE HRA Notice

Mar 14 At the close of February, the IRSreleased a notice regarding qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement (QSE HRA) notices and an extension until further guidance is provided. These notices are Read More
KFF Study Shows Proposed ACA Replacement Plan May Cut Tax Credits

KFF Study Shows Proposed ACA Replacement Plan May Cut Tax Credits

Mar 13 As part of President Trump’s plans for repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, one element that remains in the forefront is that of proposed tax credits (PTCs) for Read More
Moral Hazard and the ACA: The Late Nobel Economist Kenneth Arrow’s Legacy Lives On

Moral Hazard and the ACA: The Late Nobel Economist Kenneth Arrow’s Legacy Lives On

Mar 10 By John Dante Kenneth J. Arrow was known for, among other things, laying the intellectual foundation that eventually gave rise to the Affordable Care Act. Born in 1921 in New Read More
Are Medicaid Recipients Always Below The Federal Poverty Line? The Short Answer Is No.

Are Medicaid Recipients Always Below The Federal Poverty Line? The Short Answer Is No.

Mar 9 When it comes to Medicaid, there is a lot of confusion as to what it means to be eligible on a state by state basis. The assumption may be that Read More
Employer Reporting Continues Under House Republican Leadership Proposed Bill

Employer Reporting Continues Under House Republican Leadership Proposed Bill

Mar 8 On March 6, 2017, the House Leadership recently unveiled its proposed bill called “American Health Care Act.”Among its provisions, the bill calls for termination of the issuance of premium tax Read More
House Republican Leadership Announce Their ACA Repeal and Replace Bill

House Republican Leadership Announce Their ACA Repeal and Replace Bill

Mar 8 The Republican leadership in the House recently proposed its ACA repeal and replace bill. It remains uncertain as to whether Republicans can secure enough support amongst themselves to pass the Read More
Will GOP Senators Struggle with Re-Election with an ACA Repeal?

Will GOP Senators Struggle with Re-Election with an ACA Repeal?

Mar 7 One thing is for certain when it comes to the Affordable Care Act: it keeps the people talking. As Republicans talk of a repeal, with a replacement plan that will Read More
Former GOP Speaker Doubts an ACA Repeal Will Occur

Former GOP Speaker Doubts an ACA Repeal Will Occur

Mar 6 On February 24th, President Trump spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and echoed his continued sentiment that the Affordable Care Act must be repealed and replaced. He referred Read More
The IRS Won’t Reject Returns Without Healthcare Reporting, But You May Be Penalized

The IRS Won’t Reject Returns Without Healthcare Reporting, But You May Be Penalized

Mar 2 As we settle into the heart of tax season, the IRS has some new updates regarding how healthcare is reported on tax returns. The Affordable Care Act mandates individuals to Read More
President Trump Proposes New Rule To Stabilize ACA Marketplace

President Trump Proposes New Rule To Stabilize ACA Marketplace

Mar 1 Details on President Trump’s plans for an ACA repeal and replacement are finally coming to light. In a new proposed rule, the stabilization of the exchange is placed at the Read More