September 29, 2017

 


 

In This Issue
Fast Facts
BREAKING NEWS: HHS Secretary Tom Price Resigns
Senate Scraps Vote on Graham-Cassidy Bill to Repeal and Replace the ACA
Register Now for the “Live from NAHU” Webinar on October 12 with NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein
President Trump Expected to Release Executive Order on Selling Insurance across State Lines
NAHU to Continue Advocacy for Employer Sponsored Insurance as the “Big Six” Release Tax Plan
Senators Introduce Legislation to Extend One-Year HIT Moratorium
Senate Unanimously Passes Chronic Care Bill with NAHU-Supported Value-Based Insurance Design Measures
Congress to Delay CHIP Reauthorization beyond Tomorrow’s Funding Deadline
What’s Next for Health Reform? Listen to this Week’s Podcast to Find Out!
Register Now for October’s Compliance Corner Webinar: Fuzzy on ERISA Required Disclosures?
HUPAC Roundup
What We’re Reading
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BREAKING NEWS: HHS Secretary Tom Price Resigns

Earlier today Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Dr. Tom Price submitted his resignation to President Trump, who accepted Dr. Price’s decision to step down. Dr. Price’s decision follows news of his use of private chartered planes for official government business.

NAHU has worked closely with Dr. Price, both in his capacity as a member of Congress representing the 6th district in Georgia and during his time as secretary of HHS. While we are disappointed that we will not be continuing to work with him as we pursue regulatory changes to stabilize the market, we will continue to work with the many other Trump appointees and career staff at HHS with whom we have built relationships, some spanning decades of service to the government.

Don J. Wright of Virginia has been designated as the acting secretary of HHS. Wright serves as the deputy assistant secretary for health and director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. We look forward to working with Wright in this new capacity, and will assist the administration and Senate in their process to appoint and confirm a secretary of HHS.

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