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
E-mail the Editor
Visit the NAHU Website
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Fast Facts
  • HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price resigned his position effective today. Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Don Wright will serve as acting secretary until a new nominee is confirmed by the Senate.
  • Citing a lack of support, Senate Republicans scrapped a vote of the Graham-Cassidy plan to repeal/replace the ACA. NAHU released a press statement expressing our concerns with the legislation and called for a returned focus on market stability.
  • Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) resumed bipartisan negotiations on legislation to stabilize markets ahead of the 2018 plan year, including possible temporary funding of the ACA’s cost sharing reduction payments.
  • President Trump is expected to release an executive order next week to permit the sale of insurance across state lines, through a reinterpretation of ERISA.
  • A Tax Reform framework was released this week as lawmakers begin the process of overhauling the nation’s Tax Code through the budget-reconciliation process. NAHU is closely monitoring negotiations as they relate to provisions governing employer-sponsored insurance.
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