NAHU Washington Update - 03/15/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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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


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.