CMS: 12.2 million select Marketplace plan during 2017 open enrollment

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More than 12.2 million people selected a plan through the Health Insurance Marketplaces during 2017 open enrollment, about 500,000 fewer than last year, according to a final report released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. More than 9.2 million people enrolled through HealthCare.gov,... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Enrollment, Coverage

CBO estimates impact of ACA repeal legislation on coverage, budget

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The Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation today released an estimate of the effects on health coverage of the American Health Care Act, the legislative package passed last week by the House Ways and Means and Energy & Commerce committees to repeal and replace parts... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid

HHS invites Section 1332 waivers for state high-risk pool, reinsurance programs

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price today invited states to apply for Section 1332 wavier proposals that include high-risk pool/state-operated reinsurance programs. “If a state’s plan under its waiver proposal is approved, a state may be able to receive pass-through funding to help offset a... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

Coverage is Key

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This week, House Republicans unveiled a bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. While we continue to work with lawmakers on advancing our health care system, we cannot support this bill in its current form. Our primary concern for health reform has always been maintaining coverage. It... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, advocacy, access

House committees report out ACA repeal bills

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The House Committee on Ways & Means early this morning reported out its part of the House legislative package to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act, while the House Energy & Commerce Committee this afternoon completed the markup of its piece of the legislation – collectively known as the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid

AHCA legislative update

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) March 13 released an estimate of the effects on health coverage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the legislative package passed last week by the House Ways and Means and Energy & Commerce committees to... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Coverage, access

House committees begin markups of ACA repeal legislation

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The House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means committees today began marking up their respective bills to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act – collectively known as the American Health Care Act. Together, the package would repeal the ACA’s employer and individual mandates to purchase... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid

Hospital and physician groups tell Congress they can't support AHCA as drafted

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In a letter today to members of Congress, the AHA, America’s Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges, Catholic Health Association of the United States, Children’s Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals, and National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems said they... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, Coverage, advocacy, Medicaid, access

AHA comments on CMS proposals to help stabilize Health Insurance Marketplaces

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Many of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposals to help stabilize the Health Insurance Marketplaces could make participation more appealing to insurers and consumers, but several “threaten consumer access to coverage and care, particularly for vulnerable populations who rely on essential... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, access

House Republican leaders release ACA repeal legislation

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House Republican leaders last night unveiled a legislative package to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. Taken together, the bills by the Republican leadership of the Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means committees – collectively called the American Health Care Act – would repeal the ACA’s... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

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