NAHU Washington Update - 03/29/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Fast Facts
•  Leading House Democrats Unveil New Plan to Fortify ACA
•  NAHU Submits Comments on RFI for Grandfathered Plans
•  House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Passes a Dozen Healthcare Bills
•  2020 Plan Year Announcements from CMS on Grandmothered Plans and AV Calculator
•  U.S. District Court Rules Administrationís AHP Final Rule as Illegal
•  NAHU Weighs in on Surprise Billing with HELP Committee
•  Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Electronic Health Records
•  Healthcare Happy Hour
•  State Spotlight: Governor Phil Murphy Announces that New Jersey Will Move to a State-based Exchange
•  HUPAC Roundup
•  What We're Reading


Fast Facts

  • House Democratic Leadership unveiled a new healthcare legislative package this week, Protecting Pre-existing Conditions and Making Healthcare More Affordable Act of 2019, aimed at shoring up the ACA.
  • NAHU submitted a comment letter to CMS on new guidance aimed at extending the life of grandfathered ACA plans.
  • The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee pass a dozen bills aimed at addressing drug pricing and stabilizing ACA markets.
  • CMS announced guidance allowing states to extend grandmothered plans through 2020 and released the AV calculator for the 2020 benefit year.
  • A U.S. District Court Rules Trump Administration’s Association Health Plan Final Rule unlawful.
  • NAHU provided a letter to the House HELP Committee on surprise-billing stories submitted by NAHU members.