January 25, 2019




In This Issue
Fast Facts
House Introduces Legislation to Fully Repeal Cadillac Tax
Legislation Introduced to Extend HIT Moratorium for Additional Two Years
Coalition Opposing Single-Payer Launches Video Campaign
NAHU’s Healthcare Happy Hour: New Legislation for the New Congress
State Spotlight: California Governor Announces First Steps to Universal Healthcare
Register Now for the “Live from NAHU” Webinar on February 7
Payment Reform Adoption Now Available for Three States
Lobby for Repeal of the Cadillac Tax and HIT at this Year’s Capitol Conference
HUPAC Roundup: A Break in the Shutdown Showdown, for Now
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NAHU’s Healthcare Happy Hour: New Legislation for the New Congress

Lawmakers will be returning to the drawing board the next three weeks to avoid another government shutdown after a temporary deal was tentatively reached today. As lawmakers negotiate a path forward, NAHU has been actively working with Congress to advance our federal legislative priorities once the shutdown ends and lawmakers move onto considering other issues. This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced to fully repeal the Cadillac Tax, joining bipartisan legislation introduced to delay or fully repeal the HIT. On this week’s episode, NAHU’s Chris Hartmann and John Greene review these new legislative efforts and their chances for passage in the newly divided Congress while both of the taxes remain suspended this year. John and Chris also discuss the progress of forthcoming legislation addressing two of our issues in Medicare: treating COBRA as creditable coverage and the three-day hospital stay requirement. And as the debate continues over single-payer, we look at our efforts to combat proposals with the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future.

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