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President Signs Executive Order and Ends CSR Payments

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.

 

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Overview of Graham-Cassidy Health Care Reform Plan

September 26, 2017

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Senate Republican leaders announced they would not vote on the “Graham-Cassidy” proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

 

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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 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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Senate Republican Better Care Reconciliation Act 

June 28, 2017

Senate Republican leadership’s goal was to move forward with the BCRA with a floor vote before the July 4th recess.

 

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What’s Next In The United States Senate For The American Health Care Act (AHCA)

June 21, 2017

Since the beginning of May, Senate Republicans have wrestled with revisions to the House version of the AHCA.

 

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Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Report: House Resolution (HR) 1628 American Health Care Act

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)...
 

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HR 1628 - American Health Care Act Summary

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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As Trump And Congress Flip-Flop On Health Care, Insurers Try To Plan Ahead.

April 27, 2017

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.

 

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First 100 Days Recap

Congress has been deeply divided over implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the health reform law enacted in March 2010.
 

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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.

 

April 27, 2017:
As Trump And Congress Flip-Flop On Health Care, Insurers Try To Plan Ahead.

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.

 


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