On October 12, the White House issued an executive order directing the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury and Labor to consider promulgating new rules – or reinterpret existing ones – to affect the small group and individual insurance markets with the stated goal of expanding consumer choices. Since its release, quite a bit of information (and some misinformation) has come out about the order’s potential impact on the markets.Read more
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“Uncertainty” is probably an overused word in our communications these days. But we haven’t found a better term to describe the political, policy, and marketplace outlook surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and ongoing efforts from Congress and the administration to repeal and replace significant chunks of that landmark statute.
As of this writing,Read more
As Congress pushes for Medicaid change, could a version of Reagan’s grand bargain simplify the program?by Jim Hardy, Specialist Leader, State Health Transformation Services, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Medicaid is in the eye of a political hurricane – encircled by swirling forces that could dramatically reshape the program. The Republican-led Congress is pushing to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion and fundamentally change the nature of the program’s state/federal partnership by placing limits on the federal government’s contribution to the program.Read more
House Republicans were celebrating on May 4 after passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA), albeit by a narrow 217-213 margin. Republican lawmakers have been promising to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since it was enacted seven years ago.
But on the other side of the Capitol building that afternoon,Read more
Last week’s news spent considerable time analyzing the new administration’s first 100 days, including questions about a renewed effort to repeal and replace elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Repealing and replacing the ACA has been a signature issue for Republican leaders for the past seven years. The American Health Care Act (AHCA),Read more
Last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new online Access and Quality Tool to help veterans get patient wait time and quality of care data. The website provides patients of the VA health system the ability to answer four questions: How quickly can my VA facility see me? How satisfied are veterans with their care in my facility?Read more