June 17, 2016

In This Issue
NAHU Vows to Protect Healthcare Choices in the 2016 Elections
NAHU Submits Comments on Party Platform Proposals
NAHU Comments on New MOON Proposal
Sample Notice and FAQs for EEOC Wellness Regs
Talk With Your Rep this Summer about Protecting Healthcare Choices
New Compliance Corner Medicare FAQ
The ShiftShapers Podcast with David Saltzman
HUPAC Roundup
What We’re Reading
Tools
E-mail the Editor
Visit the NAHU Website
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What We’re Reading

We’re looking forward to Sunday night’s matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, who are tied 3-3 in the best-of-seven NBA Finals. While we wait to find out whether Steph Curry prevails over King James, we invite you to read this week’s best links in healthcare politics and policy.

The White House is doling out $22 million to states in their rate-review process to assist them in hiring outside insurance experts to counter insurers initial rates.

We’ve been asking for this for years and finally Congress is listening! With repeal not happening, small changes to the health law can make a big difference in the lives of everyday Americans.

California signed into law a bill that will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain health insurance through the state’s marketplace. The bill allows the state to pursue a Section 1332 waiver from the feds, although that could be a major hurdle.

Your internet browser may know you have cancer before you do.

California Insurance Commissioner Davey Jones is trying to prevent the $54 billion merger between Anthem and Cigna, saying that it is anti-competitive and harmful to consumers.

Healthcare transparency tools have not yet lived up to their promise.

Hillary Clinton has taken more money from big Pharma than all of the Republican presidential hopefuls combined.

Two years ago this week, then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary in a stunning upset to a political novice. In hindsight, this may have just been a preview of the populist revolution taking shape.

Some are wondering, is Trump’s end game not to be president but to launch a new media empire with cable news at its center?

For years, “big soda” has defeated efforts to tax the sugary drinks—until now. Philadelphia will become the first American city to institute such a tax, which will add 18-cents to every 12-oz can of soda.

A month ago, Marco Rubio said for the 10,000th time that he would not seek re-election to the Senate. He says his family will be revisiting the issue this weekend and we may find out next week if he will say it for the 10,001st time or if he will reverse course and try to keep his seat.

Senate Democrats held a nearly 15-hour filibuster on gun control on Wednesday promoting it with the slogan “Hold the Floor.” Naturally, it was only a matter of time until it morphed into a Game of Thrones reference, and became “Hoflor.”

We’re off to see Hamilton this weekend. If you haven’t seen the hippest hip-hop historical musical yet, time is running out to catch its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda before he leaves the set next month.

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