Health Care Reform News Archives
December 28, 2017
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, at the request of Senators Lamar Alexander and Susan Collins, announced he would wait until 2018 to address the market stabilization measures.
December 20, 2017
On a mostly party-line votes, both the House and Senate passed the compromise tax bill on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
December 2, 2017
Just before 2 a.m. Saturday December 2, the Senate passed its amended tax overhaul bill which includes repeal of the penalty for those not having health insurance (the individual mandate).
November 27, 2017
Health care is back under consideration in Congress, as the Senate Finance Committee adopted a tax reform bill that includes repeal of the individual mandate penalty, the tax people pay if they don't have health insurance.
October 12, 2017
On Thursday, October 12, President Trump took two actions that will have significant impact on people buying individual health insurance and those with small employer group coverage.
September 7, 2017
On Thursday, September 7, 2017 the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pension held a hearing on “Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: Governors.”
September 6, 2017
On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pension held a hearing on “Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: State Insurance Commissioners.”
August 30, 2017
On August 30, 2017 a bipartisan group of eight governors, led by Ohio's John Kasich and Colorado's John Hickenlooper, submitted a health care proposal to congressional leaders that calls on Congress to move quickly to stabilize the individual insurance market.
June 28, 2017
Senate Republican leadership’s goal was to move forward with the BCRA with a floor vote before the July 4th recess.
June 21, 2017
Since the beginning of May, Senate Republicans have wrestled with revisions to the House version of the AHCA.
On May 24, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released its new estimate of The American Health Care Act (HR 1628)...
On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives passed The American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a vote of 217-213.
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News and Media
June 6, 2017:
What's next for the American Health Care Act
The Point of Health podcast features Donald Ingalls, Vice President, State and Federal Relations of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. The episode covers the latest updates on Republican's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
As part of a coordinated, systemwide Blues advocacy effort to ensure funding for Cost Sharing Reductions, President and CEO Dave Anderson spoke with NPR's All Things Considered.