September 22, 2017


 

In This Issue
Fast Facts
Senate Scraps Bipartisan Healthcare Fixes after Trump Administration Announces Opposition
Senate Vote Next Week on Graham-Cassidy Plan to Repeal/Replace Portions of the ACA is Uncertain following Opposition Announcements
NAHU Sends Labor Department’s ERISA Advisory Council Support Letter on Reducing the Burden of Mandated Disclosures
Senate Finance Leaders Introduce CHIP-Reauthorization Bill
How Could Graham-Cassidy Lead to Single Payer? Listen to this Week’s Podcast to Find Out
Compliance Cornered: EAPs Pose Compliance Complications
Did You Miss Yesterday’s Compliance Corner Webinar on Understanding Medicare Interactions with Group Insurance? Watch It Now
Get Ready for Fall by Completing your Annual Marketplace Training
HUPAC Roundup
What We’re Reading
Tools
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Visit the NAHU Website
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Fast Facts

• The Senate may be holding a vote next week on the Graham-Cassidy reconciliation bill to repeal and replace the ACA; the deadline for using reconciliation is next Saturday.

• Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is joining Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to oppose the bill; if any other Republican senator defects the bill will not be able to pass.

• NAHU does not support the current bill as written, due to retaining the ACA’s taxes, inadequate guardrails for waivers, and the potential to lead to single-payer healthcare, among other concerns. We are advocating for changes to be made prior to any potential vote.

• The Senate called off its bipartisan health reform talks amid the Graham-Cassidy consideration; NAHU is advocating for a return to this process to provide immediate stability to the marketplaces.

• The Senate introduced a reauthorization of the CHIP program for another five years but it is unclear if this will pass before the current funding ends next Saturday.

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