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

June 26, 2017 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
As Secret ACA Repeal Looms Overhead, Senate Democrats Voice Protest

As Secret ACA Repeal Looms Overhead, Senate Democrats Voice Protest

June 22, 2017 Last week it was revealed that Senate GOP have been meeting behind closed doors, readying perhaps a complete rewrite of Trump’s proposed healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act. Prior Read More
Senate Republicans Ready ACA Replacement Plan In Private

Senate Republicans Ready ACA Replacement Plan In Private

June 21, 2017 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

June 20, 2017 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
Study Finds Veterans Received Healthcare Thanks To ACA Medicaid Expansion

Study Finds Veterans Received Healthcare Thanks To ACA Medicaid Expansion

June 15, 2017 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
Senate GOP Views 2020 As Target For ACA Repeal

Senate GOP Views 2020 As Target For ACA Repeal

June 13, 2017 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
Older Americans Are Among The Greatest Affected By The Proposed AHCA

Older Americans Are Among The Greatest Affected By The Proposed AHCA

June 8, 2017 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
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

June 7, 2017 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

June 6, 2017 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?

June 5, 2017 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
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, 2017 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
Anti-AHCA Protesters Kick Their Efforts Up A Notch

Anti-AHCA Protesters Kick Their Efforts Up A Notch

May 30, 2017 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
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, 2017 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
Paralyzed Veterans of America Reject the AHCA

Paralyzed Veterans of America Reject the AHCA

May 24, 2017 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
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, 2017 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
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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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
Changes to ACA May Not Happen Until After 2018 Election

Changes to ACA May Not Happen Until After 2018 Election

May 11, 2017 Last week, Trump’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed in the House with only a four-vote win despite the large majority by Republican Representatives. The bill, also known as Trumpcare, 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, 2017 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
GOP Health Care Bill Now Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

GOP Health Care Bill Now Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

May 4, 2017 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
Trump Readies Another ACA Repeal

Trump Readies Another ACA Repeal

May 2, 2017 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
Awaiting Announcements on Tax Reform, Healthcare Votes May Be Next

Awaiting Announcements on Tax Reform, Healthcare Votes May Be Next

April 25, 2017 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
Will Trump Live Up To ‘MAGA’ With His Blueprint Budget Plan?

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

April 20, 2017 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
Minnesota And Alaska Lead The Charge For State Healthcare Empowerment

Minnesota And Alaska Lead The Charge For State Healthcare Empowerment

April 19, 2017 In Trump’s plans for healthcare reform, individual states were a high priority in allowing more localized power from state-to-state. While the American American Healthcare Act (AHCA) has since collapsed, the Read More
Infographic: The ACA Turns 7

Infographic: The ACA Turns 7

April 18, 2017 It’s hard to believe that the Affordable Care Act has been the law of the land for over seven years. Just a month ago the ACA’s demise seemed inevitable according Read More
New HHS Website Shows Regulations Geared Toward Bettering The ACA

New HHS Website Shows Regulations Geared Toward Bettering The ACA

April 6, 2017 Prior to the dismantling of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a new website identifying aspects of the Affordable Care Act Read More
As The ACA Stays, Should States Readjust Their Employer Mandate Demands?

As The ACA Stays, Should States Readjust Their Employer Mandate Demands?

April 5, 2017 In a matter of two weeks, everything seems to have changed for the fate of states and their Read More
Life After The Proposed AHCA: An Employer’s Tip Sheet

Life After The Proposed AHCA: An Employer’s Tip Sheet

April 4, 2017 Goodbye AHCA, hello ACA. Again. While President Trump’s attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) has left many Americans relieved Read More
Medicaid Expands As The ACA Stays

Medicaid Expands As The ACA Stays

March 30, 2017 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.

March 29, 2017 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
Breaking: Affordable Care Act Will Not Be Repealed Due To Votes

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

March 24, 2017 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?

March 23, 2017 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

March 22, 2017 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
Just Weeks After Replacement Plan Surfaces, House GOP Readies Amendments

Just Weeks After Replacement Plan Surfaces, House GOP Readies Amendments

March 17, 2017 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
The American Health Care Act Prohibits Tax Credits for Abortion Coverage

The American Health Care Act Prohibits Tax Credits for Abortion Coverage

March 14, 2017 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