Republican governors react to passage of the AHCA in the House; insurers begin to make Marketplace rate filing decisions despite continuing uncertainty; and expansion waiver evaluations in Indiana and Iowa find many enrollees are accruing penalties—including disenrollment.
Editor’s Note: When it comes to natural disasters and public health crises, it is not surprising—in fact, it is expected—that federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention step in to help the victims.
On Thursday, May 4, the House passed by a narrow margin the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the House Republican plan to repeal and replace major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Changes may be coming to TRUSTe’s safe harbor program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule, and the Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment.
The passage of the ACA in 2010 altered the role of family planning programs within many states and created a more complex environment for family planning providers.
On April 25, 2017, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS released for public comment a draft Section 1115 waiver application to implement new eligibility and coverage requirements for MaineCare, the State’s Medicaid program.
Florida, Maine and Ohio consider proposals to impose work requirements in Medicaid, Congress continues to debate the AHCA, and the uncertain future of cost-sharing reductions continues to generate concern.
A divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) affirmed that if an employer provides employees with access to the email system, then employee use of email for statutorily protected communications on nonworking time is presumptively permitted.
House Republicans have revived the debate over the AHCA, and are discussing a potential vote on a new AHCA amendment that would allow states to waive some ACA consumer protections.
In what appears to be the first time a consumer protection law was used to object to a company engaging in GPS-based ad targeting, Copley Advertising settled with Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Martha Healey after she challenged the company's targeting of women near health clinics.