Americans Dissatisfied With Senate ACA Replacement, Per KFF Study; Senate Vote is Delayed Until After July 4

Americans Dissatisfied With Senate ACA Replacement, Per KFF Study; Senate Vote is Delayed Until After July 4

Jun 28 The fate of Obamacare will not be determined this week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Senate Republicans that a vote on the Senate replacement plan called “Better Care Reconciliation Read More
Complexities Await Should ACA Be Amended Prior To Repeal

Complexities Await Should ACA Be Amended Prior To Repeal

Jun 27 On June 26, President Trump tweeted, “Republican Senators are working very hard to get there, with no help from the Democrats. Not easy! Perhaps just let OCare crash & burn!” Read More
Senate Republicans Ready ACA Replacement Plan In Private

Senate Republicans Ready ACA Replacement Plan In Private

Jun 21 Earlier this year, House Republicans gathered in the wee hours of the morning to secretly prepare a replacement plan for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The result Read More
Two New Health Care Tax Bills Approved Pending AHCA Passing

Two New Health Care Tax Bills Approved Pending AHCA Passing

Jun 20 There was a time in the early stages of the ACA repeal where the Trump Administration shrugged off any ACA-mandated taxes going forward. The growing concern was that a repeal Read More
PCORI Fee Deadline is Coming up on July 31

PCORI Fee Deadline is Coming up on July 31

Jun 19 For those employers with self-insured plans, the annual filing and fee payments deadline is coming up on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee on July 31. IRS Form 720, Read More
Study Finds Veterans Received Healthcare Thanks To ACA Medicaid Expansion

Study Finds Veterans Received Healthcare Thanks To ACA Medicaid Expansion

Jun 15 During President Trump’s campaign, there was a lot of rhetoric extolling the importance of caring for veterans. That time seemed to change with the House passage of the American Healthcare Read More
The AHCA May Cost Seniors Almost Half Of Their Annual Income In Premiums

The AHCA May Cost Seniors Almost Half Of Their Annual Income In Premiums

Jun 26 The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is still sitting in the Senate, awaiting a verdict on being modified or dismantled to something unrecognizable. While in limbo, analyses continue to surface, Read More
Seniors And Medicaid: The Real Connection

Seniors And Medicaid: The Real Connection

Jun 14 For many Americans, the understanding of healthcare when it comes to senior citizens is that their benefits are derived from Medicare. While that may be true for millions, there are Read More
FCCI Identifies Five Common Challenges Organizations Face  When Complying with ACA Requirements

FCCI Identifies Five Common Challenges Organizations Face When Complying with ACA Requirements

Jun 12 Op-Ed originally published in PR Newswire. LOS ANGELES, CA — June 7, 2017 — First Capitol Consulting, Inc., (FCCI) has achieved a 100 percent success rate in assisting organizations with filing Read More
Older Americans Are Among The Greatest Affected By The Proposed AHCA

Older Americans Are Among The Greatest Affected By The Proposed AHCA

Jun 8 Currently, Senate GOP may be deliberating over potentially holding off on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act until after the 2018 elections. This news arrives on the Read More
Senate GOP Views 2020 As Target For ACA Repeal

Senate GOP Views 2020 As Target For ACA Repeal

Jun 13 Since Trump took the seat as President at the top of 2017, the Republican Party has arguably been inching toward opposition within itself, particularly when it comes to healthcare reform. Read More
Will Medicaid Be A Casualty Of The AHCA? New Study Shows Americans Are Concerned

Will Medicaid Be A Casualty Of The AHCA? New Study Shows Americans Are Concerned

Jun 7 While the Affordable Care Act made significant strides in Medicaid Expansion, that may all change should the American Health Care Act (AHCA) be put into action. While federal funding for Read More
The Questionable Fate Of Trump’s Promises For Tax Reform

The Questionable Fate Of Trump’s Promises For Tax Reform

Jun 6 On May 30, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer explained that President Trump’s “plan for the most significant tax reform in decades continues to progress.” However, that may not reflect Read More
Has The Public Changed Its Tune On The Affordable Care Act?

Has The Public Changed Its Tune On The Affordable Care Act?

Jun 5 The fate of the Affordable Care Act currently rests in the hands of Senate as they dissect Trump’s American Health Care Act and either approve it, dismantle it or just Read More
New Audit Reflects Positive Effects Of IRS’s HCTC For Those In Need

New Audit Reflects Positive Effects Of IRS’s HCTC For Those In Need

Jun 1 If there is one goal to highlight from the Affordable Care Act, it’s providing affordable healthcare to Americans. Last year, the IRS assisted in that cause with an interim process Read More
President Trump’s Budget Proposal Poses Continued Threat To Medicaid And Planned Parenthood

President Trump’s Budget Proposal Poses Continued Threat To Medicaid And Planned Parenthood

May 31 Last week, news broke that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that Trump’s newly revamped American Health Care Act (AHCA) will leave 23 million more people uninsured in 2026 than Read More
CBO Scoring Shows 23 Million Will Lose Insurance by 2026 Under the Revised House Healthcare Bill

CBO Scoring Shows 23 Million Will Lose Insurance by 2026 Under the Revised House Healthcare Bill

May 25 So much of Senate’s decisions appear to be surrounding the House GOP’s proposed healthcare bill rested on a score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The scoring was guaranteed by Read More
New Delays Prove The ACA Will Be Around For A While

New Delays Prove The ACA Will Be Around For A While

May 23 On Monday (May 22), a motion was filed by both the White House and Congress requesting a 90-day delay regarding an appeal surrounding cost-sharing reduction payments (CSR). The case, known Read More
Anti-AHCA Protesters Kick Their Efforts Up A Notch

Anti-AHCA Protesters Kick Their Efforts Up A Notch

May 30 If there is one thing that President Trump has placed into the hearts of the American people, it’s the need to speak out. Since arriving in office at the top Read More
Cutting Hours To Avoid Health Care Coverage Brings Dave & Busters Under Legal Scrutiny

Cutting Hours To Avoid Health Care Coverage Brings Dave & Busters Under Legal Scrutiny

May 22 A class-action lawsuit has been filed outside of federal courts in New York against restaurant and gaming chain Dave & Busters. The reason? Cutting employees’ hours to duck mandatory health Read More
Featured Press: 3 Issues For Business As The U.S. Senate Tackles Trumpcare

Featured Press: 3 Issues For Business As The U.S. Senate Tackles Trumpcare

May 22 Op-Ed originally published in The Business Journals. After some false starts, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives finally passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as amended, the first step Read More
Paralyzed Veterans of America Reject the AHCA

Paralyzed Veterans of America Reject the AHCA

May 24 Donald Trump’s entire “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan was footnoted with a promise to help both the working class and United States Veterans. However, a specific group of veterans Read More
Warren Buffett Says The One Thing About Trumpcare That We Needed To Hear

Warren Buffett Says The One Thing About Trumpcare That We Needed To Hear

May 18 Earlier this month, Warren Buffett appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and had several things to say in his interview; especially about Trump’s American Health Care Act. While many speculated that Read More
Republican Congress Members Maintain Their ACA Benefits In The Midst Of A Repeal

Republican Congress Members Maintain Their ACA Benefits In The Midst Of A Repeal

May 17 When Trump’s revamp of his American Health Care Act (AHCA) was green lit by the House, Republicans who were anti-ACA found this to be a win. Despite the Senate feeling Read More
New Study Finds Staggering Number Of Uninsured Medicaid Recipients Should AHCA Be Passed

New Study Finds Staggering Number Of Uninsured Medicaid Recipients Should AHCA Be Passed

May 16 As the newly revamped AHCA has been given House approval and moves onto the Senate floor, a new study shows how the revamped bill’s effect on Medicaid Expansion could prove Read More
Senate Begins Drafting Its Own ACA Replacement Bill, Some Related Taxes May Stay

Senate Begins Drafting Its Own ACA Replacement Bill, Some Related Taxes May Stay

May 15 Within hours of Trump’s proposed American Health Care Act bill passing through House vote with only four votes despite a large Republican majority, rumors circulated that it would more than Read More
President Trump’s New Tax Plan May Affect The Health Care Market As We Know It

President Trump’s New Tax Plan May Affect The Health Care Market As We Know It

May 10 Earlier this month, we learned that President Trump attempted to yet again repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This time it worked with the House passing the American Health Read More
New KFF Study Shows Healthcare Insurers May Be Financially Stable on the ACA Exchanges

New KFF Study Shows Healthcare Insurers May Be Financially Stable on the ACA Exchanges

May 9 It was just last year when healthcare giants like UnitedHealth and Aetna were exiting out of certain ACA exchanges—citing the ACA as the cause for financial dips in their bottom Read More
GOP Health Care Bill Now Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

GOP Health Care Bill Now Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

May 4 Today, with a vote count of 217 for and 213 against, the heavily Republican majority House passed the amended American Healthcare Act (AHCA). This rushed vote came with less than Read More
2018 Brings New Changes To ACA Exchange

2018 Brings New Changes To ACA Exchange

May 8 While the country still awaits the final cues for the U.S. Senate’s take on healthcare reform, more updates arrive for the coming year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Read More
The ACA In Numbers: An Infographic

The ACA In Numbers: An Infographic

May 3 When the Trump Administration reluctantly agreed to keep the ACA around, many breathed a collective sigh of relief. While some were unaware that the Affordable Care Act was synonymous with Read More
Trump Readies Another ACA Repeal

Trump Readies Another ACA Repeal

May 2 On April 30th, President Trump tweeted the following in a series of two tweets: “You can’t compare anything to ObamaCare because ObamaCare is dead,” he tweeted. “Dems want billions to Read More
IRS Tax Documents Assist Decision In Classification Case

IRS Tax Documents Assist Decision In Classification Case

May 2 With misclassification suits becoming more and more frequent, the latest case suggests that tax returns might be subject to mandatory disclosure in resolving classification issues. In a recent case, Mescalero Read More
Misclassification of Employees Can Lead to Big Penalties Under the ACA

Misclassification of Employees Can Lead to Big Penalties Under the ACA

May 1 The Employer Mandate under the Affordable Care Act subjects Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) to penalties for failing to offer their full time employees healthcare coverage. Moreover, the ALE is subject Read More
Did Tennessee Hurt Itself With Healthcare?

Did Tennessee Hurt Itself With Healthcare?

Apr 27 If you reside in Tennessee, there’s a likely chance that next year you may be without options within the federally facilitated healthcare exchange under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This Read More
New Bill Allows Non-Exchange Health Plan Purchases With ACA Credits

New Bill Allows Non-Exchange Health Plan Purchases With ACA Credits

Apr 26 When Senate Republicans proposed the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a major point of focus was the elimination of ACA-mandated taxes, including the Employer and Individual Read More
Awaiting Announcements on Tax Reform, Healthcare Votes May Be Next

Awaiting Announcements on Tax Reform, Healthcare Votes May Be Next

Apr 25 President Trump appears to be planning a tax reform announcement this week and as early as tomorrow (April 26). Trump tweeted his intent to unveil some new plans this past Read More
What To Do When An IRS Letter Lands In Your Mailbox

What To Do When An IRS Letter Lands In Your Mailbox

Apr 25 The dreaded IRS letter. It can mean anything or nothing at all. As tax season for the 2016 tax year is coming to an end for most, so begins the Read More
The Curious Case Of Chipotle

The Curious Case Of Chipotle

Apr 24 Over the last several years—even prior to and following the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—fast food chains have struggled with classifying employees, the designation of which can trigger Read More
Will Trump Live Up To ‘MAGA’ With His Blueprint Budget Plan?

Will Trump Live Up To ‘MAGA’ With His Blueprint Budget Plan?

Apr 20 Since Day One, Donald Trump has vowed to “Make America Great Again,” a mantra that has followed him throughout the election and since his win—with MAGA hats on the heads Read More