Midterm Elections Won’t Affect the Employer Mandate

Midterm Elections Won’t Affect the Employer Mandate

August 20, 2018 2 minute read: Since President Trump took office, a top priority has been to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and his administration continues its attempts to undermine Read More
Medicaid Expansion Supports ACA Popularity

Medicaid Expansion Supports ACA Popularity

June 27, 2018 2 minute read: It’s not a mystery that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is complex. Since its passage in 2010, the landscape of the healthcare industry and marketplace has changed Read More
The ACA Has Improved Healthcare In the United States

The ACA Has Improved Healthcare In the United States

November 30, 2017 There is much political debate about whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has improved healthcare for Americans. The Wharton University scholarly podcast Knowledge@Wharton recently featured Wharton health care management professor 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

March 20, 2017 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
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.

March 9, 2017 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
House Republican Leadership Announce Their ACA Repeal and Replace Bill

House Republican Leadership Announce Their ACA Repeal and Replace Bill

March 8, 2017 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?

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
Keeping Up With The GOP And Medicaid Expansion

Keeping Up With The GOP And Medicaid Expansion

February 15, 2017 New remarks from President Trump are now suggesting that the Affordable Care Act won’t see an immediate repeal or replacement until well into the next year. While that may be Read More
States Feel Shifts In Medicaid Expansion As New Governors Take Office

States Feel Shifts In Medicaid Expansion As New Governors Take Office

August 31, 2016 Medicaid expansion is not a fixed journey, as we’re slowly learning from states like Kentucky and Louisiana. The Wall Street Journal reports a pleasant change in events for the aforementioned Read More