• 08.08.17

    Next Steps on Healthcare Reform

    Though President Trump has continued to call for action on repeal and replace in the wake of the Senate’s failed vote at the end of July, congressional Republicans have been fairly muted about possible next steps, a sign of conflicting views of whether it is time to move on to other ...

  • 07.25.17

    Affordability and Policy Implications of the BCRA

    The Senate is poised to vote today on a motion to proceed (MTP) to debate on repealing and possibly replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • 07.21.17

    Special Edition: Key BCRA Policy Concerns

    Congressional action on repeal and replace took a number of significant turns in the past few days, and next steps still remain uncertain.

  • 07.20.17

    Can People Losing Medicaid Under BCRA Afford Marketplace Coverage?

    Next steps regarding Congressional action on repeal and replace remain uncertain, with the President again supporting repeal coupled with replace, members attempting to bridge their differences over the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), and, in late-breaking news, a just-released amended ...

  • 07.13.17

    Medicaid Edition: Establishing a Medicaid Per Capita Cap: Implications for California

    Both the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Senate’s draft Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017 propose major changes to Medicaid’s financing structure.

  • 07.12.17

    1332 Edition: Alaska Reinsurance Proposal Approved by Federal Government

    On July 11, the federal government announced approval of Alaska’s waiver request under Section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for funding in support of the Alaska Reinsurance Program (ARP).

  • 07.11.17

    BCRA Implications: Affordability of Coverage

    In making the case for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the president and congressional leadership have cited “rising premiums,” “unaffordable deductibles” and “skyrocketing” out-of-pocket (OOP) costs associated with ACA plans.

  • 06.28.17

    The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

    On June 22, Senate leadership released their proposed substitute for the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), as a discussion draft.

  • 06.14.17

    Indiana Proposes New Eligibility Requirements in Waiver Extension Application

    Indiana is seeking a three-year extension of its Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 Section 1115 demonstration. Through HIP 2.0, which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved in January 2015,

  • 05.05.17

    House Repeal and Replace Bill: The American Health Care Act

    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).

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