December 9, 2016

In This Issue
21st Century Cures Act Passes Congress and is Sent to President Obama to be Signed into Law
Trump Transition: NAHU Meets with Policymakers Ahead of Looming Reconciliation Repeal of the ACA
NAHU’s Role in the 21st Century Cures Legislation is the Subject of this Week’s Podcast
Compliance Cornered: Preparing for 2017 – Checking Status and Filing Forms
Register Now for Next Week’s Compliance Corner Webinar on Year-End Planning
Gift Yourself Capitol Conference this Holiday Season!
Holiday Savings!
The ShiftShapers Podcast with David Saltzman
HUPAC Roundup
What We’re Reading
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NAHU’s Role in the 21st Century Cures Legislation is the Subject of this Week’s Podcast
This week, John Greene and Chris Hartmann, NAHU’s vice presidents of congressional affairs, discussed the 21st Century Cures Act, which passed Congress earlier this week and is expected to be signed into law by President Obama. The 996-page $6.3 billion legislation is the biggest health reform bill since the Affordable Care Act and was dubbed the “most important bill of the year” by Senate HELP Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN). In addition to calling for $4.8 billion in new funding for the National Institutes of Health, including $1.8 billion for the vice president’s “cancer moonshot” initiative, it also included two items of interest to NAHU: language from H.R. 588 to restore the Medicare open enrollment period (OEP), and language from H.R. 5447 to permit the use of standalone Health Reimbursement Arrangements (also known as health reimbursement accounts or HRAs) for small employers. John and Chris discuss the importance of this legislation and what it will mean moving forward for these two items in particular as NAHU continues to influence the regulatory process as these provisions are implemented. Listen to the podcast here.
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