March 15, 2019




In This Issue
Fast Facts
NAHU Calls on Congress to Repeal the Cadillac Tax
Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Fix Medicare’s Observation Status Requirement
President Trump Proposes Trillion Dollar Healthcare Cuts in Annual Budget Request
NAHU Urges Delay of the Health Insurance Tax
House Democrats Launch Investigation into Short-Term Plan Discrimination
State Spotlight: New Mexico Medicaid Buy-in Proposal Fails to Heat Up
NAHU’s Healthcare Happy Hour: Catching up on Our Legislative Priorities
Register for Next Week’s Webinar on Section 125 Best Practices
HUPAC Roundup
What We're Reading
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Fast Facts
  • NAHU activated Operation Shout in support of H.R. 748 and S. 684, legislation to permanently repeal the Cadillac Tax. A separate Operation Shout is available for your clients to take action on how the tax will impact their coverage offerings.
  • Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to address Medicare’s “two midnight” policy. NAHU will activate Operation Shout next week to encourage support of these bills.
  • President Trump released his 2020 budget request that included funding of the “America First” prescription drug initiative, along with several NAHU-supported provisions addressing expanded use of HSAs and marketplace reforms.
  • NAHU and the Stop the Hit coalition sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to include a continued suspension of the HIT in the upcoming must-pass legislative packages ahead of the 2020 rate review process.
  • Registrations are still available for next Thursday’s compliance corner webinar on Section 125 plans.
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