- The House Rules Committee held a first-ever hearing on Medicare for All. NAHU submitted comments opposing the legislation and signed onto other comments in opposition submitted by our coalition partners.
- The Congressional Budget Office released a report on key considerations for establishing a single-payer healthcare system, although it is not a direct analysis of current Medicare-for-All legislation, nor did it provide an estimated total cost to the federal government.
- The Department of Justice, 18 Republican attorneys general (state plaintiffs) and the individual plaintiffs in the suit filed appellate briefs in Texas v. U.S., arguing that the entire ACA should be overturned, upholding the ruling last December by a U.S. District Court. The group of Democratic attorneys general has three weeks to file their countering arguments, and oral arguments in the appeal will begin the week of July 8.
- Representatives Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) and Kenny Marchant (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2447, legislation to fully repeal the ACA’s Health Insurance Tax. NAHU is also advocating for legislation to continue the moratorium of the HIT through 2021.
- Applications are still being accepted for NAHU members seeking to serve on the Legislative Council and its various subcommittees, the Media Relations Committee, Membership Council, Professional Development Committee and Leading Producers Round Table Committee.