Despite Presidential Rhetoric, ACA Employer Mandate Still Here

Despite Presidential Rhetoric, ACA Employer Mandate Still Here

July 5, 2018 2 minute read: The Trump Administration has been vocal about what it believes are its successful efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At a recent campaign Read More
ACA Backlash: Two States Create Their Own Individual Mandates

ACA Backlash: Two States Create Their Own Individual Mandates

June 4, 2018 3 minute read: The Trump Administration effectively repealed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate when it made the penalties for an individual not obtaining healthcare $0 beginning 2019. What seemed Read More
ACA and Healthcare Grow in Popularity as Midterms Draw Near

ACA and Healthcare Grow in Popularity as Midterms Draw Near

April 30, 2018 2 minute read: Studies show that voters have prioritized healthcare as a top issue to be addressed in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections in November. For the first time in Read More
Individual Healthcare Mandate Being Considered in Maryland [UPDATE]

Individual Healthcare Mandate Being Considered in Maryland [UPDATE]

January 18, 2018 Senate Republicans added repeal of the ACA’s individual mandate to the Senate’s tax reform bill to save nearly $340 billion in federal funds during the next decade to mitigate increases Read More
Trump, McConnell Indicate There May Be Movement Towards Limited Bipartisan ACA Legislation to Stabilize Insurance Markets in 2018 [NEW REPORT]

Trump, McConnell Indicate There May Be Movement Towards Limited Bipartisan ACA Legislation to Stabilize Insurance Markets in 2018 [NEW REPORT]

September 28, 2017 With the GOP’s last-ditch attempt in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA)done for now, President Trump introduced the idea of working with Democrats to change healthcare Read More
Possible Extension Of Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments, More Flexibility for States May Face A Challenge

Possible Extension Of Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments, More Flexibility for States May Face A Challenge

September 19, 2017 The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearings on the Affordable Care Act could lead to bipartisan legislation for Congressional approval to continue cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments Read More
U.S. Senate Health Committee Works to Reach Consensus With Healthcare Hearings Over

U.S. Senate Health Committee Works to Reach Consensus With Healthcare Hearings Over

September 18, 2017 Can they reach a bipartisan consensus on fixing healthcare? That’s the question now that the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has completed its hearings on stabilizing Read More
U.S. Senate Committee Hears More Support for CSR Payments and Flexibility for States

U.S. Senate Committee Hears More Support for CSR Payments and Flexibility for States

September 13, 2017 The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions continued its hearings on healthcare policy yesterday. The hearing brought testimony in support of providing states more flexibility in addressing Read More
U.S. Senate Committee Continues Healthcare Hearings Today After Hearing From Governors Last Week

U.S. Senate Committee Continues Healthcare Hearings Today After Hearing From Governors Last Week

September 12, 2017 The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions continues its hearings on healthcare policy today. The committee will hear testimony today on providing states greater flexibility in managing Read More
Surveys Show Public Support for ACA Continues to Grow

Surveys Show Public Support for ACA Continues to Grow

August 29, 2017 It’s become clear that the American public is not so down on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), at least not anymore. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has been conducting regular Read More
Independent of the Bipartisan Effort to Reform Healthcare, the IRS Continues to Enforce the ACA

Independent of the Bipartisan Effort to Reform Healthcare, the IRS Continues to Enforce the ACA

August 24, 2017 In the wake of Congress being unable to pass ACA repeal and replace legislation, a bipartisan effort seems to be growing around improving the ACA. Indeed, a majority of Americans Read More
Americans Want a Bipartisan Approach to Healthcare, According to a New KFF Poll

Americans Want a Bipartisan Approach to Healthcare, According to a New KFF Poll

August 14, 2017 Now that the great Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replace debate has seemingly ended in Congress, we’ve seen movement by members of Congress towards a bipartisan approach to healthcare Read More
Infographic: Before And After The ACA

Infographic: Before And After The ACA

July 25, 2017 The Congressional Budget Office previously forewarned that a post-ACA world would lead to some financial troubles, and that those effects could trickle down significantly into the pockets of the American Read More
Deadline Nearing to Provide HHS Comments On How To Improve Health Insurance Markets

Deadline Nearing to Provide HHS Comments On How To Improve Health Insurance Markets

July 5, 2017 While Congress has been discussing new directions for healthcare reform from the Affordable Care Act, President Trump has been talking about the death of that current healthcare law. However, as Read More
Complexities Await Should ACA Be Amended Prior To Repeal

Complexities Await Should ACA Be Amended Prior To Repeal

June 27, 2017 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 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
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
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
2018 Brings New Changes To ACA Exchange

2018 Brings New Changes To ACA Exchange

May 8, 2017 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
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
As IRS Section 1332 Support Continues, Can States Reform Healthcare On Their Own?

As IRS Section 1332 Support Continues, Can States Reform Healthcare On Their Own?

April 3, 2017 Now that the vote on the American Healthcare Act has been withdrawn, and its return highly unlikely, it would appear that the Affordable Care Act will continue to be 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?

March 7, 2017 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

March 6, 2017 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
New KFF Study Shows A Change In The Perception of The ACA

New KFF Study Shows A Change In The Perception of The ACA

February 28, 2017 As the Trump Administration begins the rollout for changes to healthcare reform—namely a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act—there appears to be changes in American opinions of the Read More
The GOP Has Released An ACA Replacement Outline

The GOP Has Released An ACA Replacement Outline

February 23, 2017 It feels as though Americans have been waiting with bated breath to hear the latest in the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. A replacement outline is finally Read More
Trump Picks Price and Verma to Lead the Charge to a Conservative Approach to Healthcare Reform

Trump Picks Price and Verma to Lead the Charge to a Conservative Approach to Healthcare Reform

December 5, 2016 Donald Trump recently announced his pick of Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) quickly followed by his announcement of picking Seem Verma Read More
New Study Finds That Premiums Are Still Down Thanks To The ACA

New Study Finds That Premiums Are Still Down Thanks To The ACA

August 22, 2016 Of all the preconceived notions surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), anything money related remains at the forefront. As insurance companies claim financial hits due to reduced marketplace premiums, on Read More
ACA Modifications: We’re Not In 2010 Anymore

ACA Modifications: We’re Not In 2010 Anymore

August 2, 2016 When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was first enacted in 2010, it was with the understanding that changes would be made to the ACA after the fact. Health care reform Read More
Louisiana Joins Other States In Medicaid Expansion

Louisiana Joins Other States In Medicaid Expansion

July 6, 2016 **Updated 7/6/2016, 2:15pm** Of all the hot topics surrounding the Affordable Care Act, the state-to-state expansion of Medicaid is perhaps the hottest. Medicaid expansion arguably draws the line between Democrats Read More