January 22, 2016



In This Issue
NAHU Addresses Mid-Year Compensation Changes in Comments Submitted on 2017 Letter to Issuers
NAHU Continues Push for Permanent Repeal of Cadillac/Excise Tax
Setting up the Final Nail in the Reconciliation Coffin and Planning for an Alternative
CMS Announces Changes to SEPs
CMS Administrator Slavitt Testifies on Co-Ops
Help Us Send Feedback to Congress
Join the Small Group Champion, Representative Brett Guthrie (R-KY), at the HUPAC Reception!
Message from CMS: Send Email in Final Days of the OEP to Get More People Covered
The ShiftShapers Podcast with David Saltzman
HUPAC Roundup
What We’re Reading
E-mail the Editor
Visit the NAHU Website
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What We’re Reading

We’re expecting what could be the biggest winter storm of our lifetime to hit us over the next couple of days. In preparation for this, we’ve made our Trader Joe’s run, loaded up the Netflix queue, and scoured the interwebs for some great reads while we’re stuck indoors. Additionally, due to the expected impact of the storm, NAHU’s office is closed today.

The Supreme Court once again turned down a request challenging the ACA for being a tax bill and not originating in the House.

Last year, UnitedHealth saw its profits jump 3.5% to nearly $6 billion—but their marketplace plans have proven to be losers, costing the company $720 million, which may lead them to abandoning these plans.

A new study looks at the views of end-of-life care and finds that the hospital is the worst place for one’s final days.

Hawaii is seeking to become the first state with a universal long-term care insurance program.

Democrats are at a crossroads: embrace single-payer for the primary, or embrace the ACA for the general.

It’s about to get easier to access your medical records.

Nebraska is once again looking to expand Medicaid in the state.

Have you met the newest candidate for Virginia’s House of Delegates, Mr. Jerry Mandering?

Washington is already gearing up for its once-every-four-years mega party, Inauguration Day.

A baby in Spain contracted scurvy after a diet made up of almond milk.

The Zika Virus is coming. Here’s what you need to know.

Antwaan Randle El regrets playing football instead of baseball. Cubs fans everywhere agree.

Here’s another round in the “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” argument.

Keep watching those cat videos.

Tired of asking about the weather in small talk banter? Ask something more profound.

Being mindful has a lot of great benefits.

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