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Trump Takes First Step Toward Dismantling ACA and Buys Time with an Executive Order: Is it Substantive or Merely Symbolic?

Hours after taking the oath of office President Donald Trump signed a broadly worded executive order (“Order”) intended to minimize if not eliminate the impact of the ACA’s least popular provisions. With the Order President Trump can claim immediate action

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Welcome to 2017 – Transition Homestretch & GOP 2017 Legislative Agenda

Trump Transition’s Homestretch President-elect Trump has only a few Cabinet seats remaining to fill as the confirmation proceedings of those already chosen will kick into gear with the convening of the new Congress today. There are still several gaps in

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Posted in ACA, Conservative Party, Department of Transportation, Executive Branch, executive order, Infrastructure

Health Care Reform Implementation Update September 5, 2014

As summer rolls to a close, the agencies continue to make announcements and roll out additional regulations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced the new CEO of Healthcare.gov, awarded grants to 147 health centers across the country,

Posted in ACA, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – January 3, 2014

The new year kicked off this week with all eyes watching not only Winter Storm Hercules, but also how the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage will work. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), more than a

Posted in ACA, ACOs, Affordable Care Act, Articles, CHIP, CMS, doc fix, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, MACPAC, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, Medicare, MedPAC, SGR, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – December 9, 2013

 The Obama administration announced that it met the November 30 deadline for fixing HealthCare.gov’s problems; however, there are some concerns that information submitted by consumers is not properly transmitting to insurers, and many continue to question issues with the site’s security,

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Posted in ACA, Articles, doc fix, HHS, MACPAC, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, Medicare, MedPAC, SGR, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – November 25, 2013

Though administration officials are now downplaying the date, the November 30 deadline government consultants set for fixing HealthCare.gov is this week. Some Democrats who have gone to the mat for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), especially those who are up for reelection,

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Posted in ACA, Affordable Care Act, Articles, CCIIO, CMS, doc fix, HealthCare.gov, HHS, MACPAC, Medicaid expansion, SGR, Washington, D.C.

Every Word Matters #KeepYourPlan 11/14/13

Every word should matter, but in today’s media frenzy, the most important policymakers’ words often get lost or distorted. Here’s our daily, unfiltered roundup of the most important tweets by those shaping policy today, straight from them in 140 characters

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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – November 14, 2013

Earlier today, President Obama announced that health insurers will be able to extend existing plans for individuals through 2014 that would have been otherwise canceled due to changes under the Affordable Care Act. This proposed fix does not guarantee that

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Posted in ACA, ACOs, Affordable Care Act, Articles, Children's Health Insurance Programs, CHIP, CMS, doc fix, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, health insurance marketplaces, HealthCare.gov, MACPAC, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, SGR, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – November 5, 2013

Criticism of the Affordable Care Act’s exchange rollout continued this past week. The main line of attack has moved from the malfunctioning website to canceled plans despite President Obama’s repeated promise that those who liked their health plans could keep

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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – October 29, 2013

 Repair work to Healthcare.gov is underway, and White House advisors are now pledging that it will be functioning smoothly by the end of November. However, the system was met with new problems over the weekend when the website’s online data

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