On July 13, the Senate released a revised version of its proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal/replace bill, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. As of July 13, the Senate had not yet voted on the original version.
Following the May passage in the House of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Senate has now released the text of its own draft Affordable Care Act (ACA) reform bill.
Update: On June 27, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that a vote on the Senate bill will be delayed until after the July 4th recess. Following the May passage in the House of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Senate has now released the text of its own draft ACA reform bill. Dubbed […]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking input on how it can reduce the economic and regulatory burdens of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The request for information (RFI), published June 12 in the Federal Register (82 Fed. Reg. 26885), calls for recommendations on streamlining the ACA’s regulation of the individual and small-group […]
As the U.S. Senate considers its own version of Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal-and-replace legislation, plan sponsor groups urged it the repeal the Cadillac tax and employer mandate outright.
The saga of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican plan to repeal and replace key portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has been a long and winding one so far. To recap: The original version of the AHCA was introduced in early March. After receiving lukewarm support and a discouraging report from […]
As a recruiter or hiring manager in a world where the ACA is in constant turmoil, you might be thinking: can’t I just give new hires (or current employees for that matter) money to buy their own health insurance and be done with it?
In a squeaker of a vote, a modified version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House today, 217-213. The vote was cleanly split along party lines, with no Democrats supporting the legislation (and 20 Republicans voting against it).
Recently we’ve received several Ask the Expert questions from subscribers seeking guidance on health benefits coverage for workers on certain nonimmigrant visas. Is coverage required for H-1B workers? What about H-2B and F-1 workers?
In late 2015 and early 2016, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimated the budgetary effects of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, which would repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—eliminating, in two steps, the law’s mandate penalties and […]