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Health Care Reform: Stay Informed


While the future of health care reform remains uncertain, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest news. Our goal is to help you understand what health reform means for you.

 

The proposed bill will NOT affect 2017 coverage, nor access to care. As changes continue to be proposed to the Affordable Care Act, you can be confident that we will work with our members, groups and brokers to help them understand their options. Please bookmark this page for the latest updates on health care reform from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.

 

Health Care Reform News

Recap of U.S. Senate Hearing on Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: Governors

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.

 

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Recap of U.S. Senate Hearing on Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: State Insurance Commissioners

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.”

 

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Highlights of The Bipartisan Governors’ Health Care Proposal

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

 

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Repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA)

July 26, 2017

On July 26, 2017, the Senate voted 45-55, against a repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

 

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Current State of Health Care Reform Update

July 19, 2017

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the United States Senate would not move forward with the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). 

 

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Stay tuned for new updates on Health Care Reform.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at reformquestions@bcbswny.com

 

News and Media

August 3, 2017:
Senators Plan Bipartisan Hearings On Health Care

Dave Anderson, CEO of HealthNow New York, talks with Steve Inskeep about lawmakers' plans to hold bipartisan hearings on health insurance exchanges. NPR's Scott Horsley has details and analysis.

 

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.

 


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View our helpful Health Care Reform Glossary to understand frequent terms and definitions.

 

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