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ACA Watch | October 13, 2017

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ACA Watch | October 13, 2017
Yesterday, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) that directs the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services to review and potentially revise previous guidance concerning several matters related to health insurance plans. At this time, no Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations are affected. (NAHU) The Agencies would need to take regulatory action before any ACA policies would change.
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ACA Watch | January 31, 2017

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ACA Watch | January 31, 2017
Today marks the last day of open enrollment to sign up for health coverage plans on the federal Marketplace for 2017 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last week congressional Republicans attended a policy retreat in Philadelphia, hoping to shape details and a timeline for repealing the ACA and replacing it with an alternate plan.
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ACA Watch | January 10, 2017

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ACA Watch | January 10, 2017
The repeal of the Affordable Care Act begins as Republicans move forward with a Budget Resolution bill.
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6 Years of PPACA: Where are we now?

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6 Years of PPACA: Where are we now?
6 Years of PPACA: Where are we now?   Where are we? Since its passage in 2010, employer views of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or ACA) have shifted. After fears dissipated of the Marketplace Exchange competing with employer-sponsored health plans, and after a difficult implementation period; employers may have begun to adapt to the change. It was speculated that some companies would stop offering certain levels of health care coverage in the wake of PPACA, due to the ...
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Groundhog Day Veto Override Fails, ACA Remains

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Groundhog Day Veto Override Fails, ACA Remains
On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 the most recent attempt to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act met a dead end. In a near party-line vote of 241-186, the override of President Obama’s January veto was not successful. A two-thirds majority vote by the House of Representatives would have been needed for the override to succeed.“It’s almost like it’s Groundhog Day,” remarked Josh Earnest, White House press secretary referencing the mid-1990s movie that shares a name with the February hol...
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