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May 17, 2013

 

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Is the 37th Time the Charm?
What Will Secretary Sebelius Do Next?
Yes, It Will; No, It Won’t
Expansion Impact
The Week In Washington
What We’re Reading
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Is the 37th Time the Charm?

Last night, the House of Representatives voted for the 37th time to repeal PPACA and they were successful. Around 6:30pm EDT on Thursday, the news broke that the House approved a measure to repeal the law in full by a 229-195 vote. Representatives Mike McIntyre (D-NC) and Jim Matheson (D-UT) were the only two Democrats who voted to repeal the law, as they have in the past... Read More

What Will Secretary Sebelius Do Next?

The House of Representatives may have voted to repeal PPACA this week, but that didn’t seem to bother HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. After Congress denied the president’s budget request for additional funds for HHS to help implement PPACA, Sebelius and others at HHS decided to get a little creative and took the situation into their own hands... Read More

Yes, It Will; No, It Won’t

There’s a lot of arguing going on these days in the dysfunctional family otherwise known as the House Energy and Commerce Committee. On May 13, Republicans on the committee released a report analyzing the results of their March 2013 information request to 17 of the nation's largest health insurance companies regarding effect of PPACA's policies, mandates, taxes and fees on health insurance premiums... Read More

Expansion Impact

There are still a handful of states across the country that have yet to make a decision regarding a Medicaid expansion as envisioned by PPACA. A new CBO report estimates that one in five Americans who could be eligible for Medicaid under the expansion will be excluded because they live in states that aren’t expected to support expansion within the next 10 years... Read More

The Week In Washington

A House Ways & Means Committee hearing today about the IRS’s use of inappropriate criteria to identify tax-exempt organizations for review highlighted concerns about the IRS’s role in PPACA implementation. Several Republican members raised questions about the role of Sara Ingram in the matter. Ingram oversaw the IRS’s tax-exempt organizations unit prior to her current role in implementation of PPACA... Read More

What We’re Reading

This week we’ve got a fun list filled with parodies, subsidies and analyses about cursing for your reading/viewing pleasure... Read More

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