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
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Congress to Delay CHIP Reauthorization beyond Tomorrow’s Funding Deadline

Reauthorization for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was caught up in the midst of activity surrounding the Graham-Cassidy plan to repeal and replace the ACA this week and, as such, will not be considered prior to the September 30 deadline to extend funding. House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) argued on the House floor this week that funding is not “dire or urgent” as states have enough funding from the last reauthorization passed in 2015 to maintain the program through the end of the year. It is projected that Arizona, Minnesota, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. would exhaust their current CHIP funding by December, while another 27 states would exhaust their funding during the first quarter of 2018. Legislation is currently pending in the Senate to reauthorize the program for an additional five years that would gradually eliminate the 23% federal matching rate under the ACA. The Senate has yet to announce a markup hearing on their bill, while the House Energy and Commerce Committee plans to hold a hearing on their version of reauthorization legislation, which has yet to be released.

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