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Fate of Last-Minute Affordable Care Act Initiatives Uncertain

by Baker Ober Health Law on

This week, the debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gained new momentum in two separate, but connected channels. As the fiscal year (FY) budget reconciliation window enabling expedited passage of an ACA repeal draws to a...more

Issues for Employers as Health Care Legislation Moves to the Senate

by Jones Day on

ABSTRACT - Although the American Health Care Act, as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, mainly affects the individual and small group health insurance markets, it has implications for large employers. The repeal of...more

The American Health Care Act: What Has Changed and What Is Next

by Perkins Coie on

On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a vote of 217 to 213 (with 20 Republicans voting against the bill), sending the AHCA to the Senate. As we have reported in...more

House of Representatives Passes American Health Care Act – What it Means and Next Steps

Today, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (the “AHCA”). The AHCA was previously introduced in March but supporters failed to muster sufficient support to bring the legislation to a vote....more

Medical Device Excise Tax Remains in Limbo

by Knobbe Martens on

President Trump and Paul Ryan (R-Wis) have not yet successfully replaced the Affordable Care Act with the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”). The medical device industry had been paying particular attention to the proposed...more

From the Pens of House Republican Leadership: The American Health Care Act

by Kiesewetter Law Firm on

On March 6, 2017, House Republican leadership proposed the American Health Care Act, which repeals and replaces certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The American Health Care Act emerges from budget reconciliation...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

The Trump administration and Congress continue to take on a new shape. The Presidential Transition Team officially shut its U.S. General Services Administration office on February 28, 2017, and the remaining staff moved to...more

The Challenges of the Trump Administration’s Vow to “Repeal and Replace” the Affordable Care Act

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In the presentation “ACA Repeal/Replace Under the Trump Administration,” Susan Nash discusses the implications of President Trump and the GOP’s immediate vow to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was...more

Health Law Insights: January Newsletter

by Roetzel & Andress on

ALERT: Health Reform Outlook for 2017: A Year of Major Uncertainty - Fulfilling their promises, Congressional Republicans moved to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the first day of the new Congress when Senate...more

ACA: Repeal and Replace

by Kiesewetter Law Firm on

On January 13, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives set the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) in motion. With a vote of 227-198, the House approved a budget resolution allowing Congress to repeal certain key...more

Obamacare in the Cross Hairs — but Procedural Hurdles Loom

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

President-elect Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but there is deep division regarding which provisions will be rescinded and around the details of the...more

Health Reform Outlook for 2017: A Year of Major Uncertainty

by Roetzel & Andress on

Fulfilling their promises, Congressional Republicans moved to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the first day of the new Congress when Senate Budget Committee Chair Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced “reconciliation...more

Trump transition: What lies ahead for tax, health care, environment and financial services

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Politically, 2016 is a year few of us will soon forget — and 2017 could be just as memorable, as the focus shifts from the campaign trail to Capitol Hill. With Congress adjourned for the year and the framework of the Trump...more

Will the ACA Stay or Will it Go?

by Snell & Wilmer on

After surviving two Supreme Court cases and numerous repeal efforts, the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) is in jeopardy again. Despite the law’s uncertainty, employers may want to continue their compliance efforts because: (1)...more

Governor Baker Announces Mid-Year Budget Cuts, Draws Rebuke from Legislature

by Mintz Levin on

On Tuesday, December 6, Governor Charlie Baker, under his Section 9C authority, ordered $98 million in mid-year cuts from the $39.25 billion FY17 state budget. The administration has warned of budget imbalances for months and...more

Replacing The Affordable Care Act: A Reality Infusion

by Dentons on

During the course of his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump repeatedly promised to repeal and replace President Obama's signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Certainly the Republican Party's continuing...more

Post-Election Update 2016

by Bracewell LLP on

The 2016 election results have significant implications for companies across a wide range of industry sectors. From environmental policy to financial services to tax reform, President-elect Trump has committed to sweeping...more

Governor Baker Announces Mid-Year Budget Cuts

On Friday, January 8, Governor Charlie Baker ordered $49 million in emergency spending cuts aimed at erasing a projected state budget shortfall. In a letter to state lawmakers, Baker said his administration had identified a...more

House Passes Budget Reconciliation Bill with ACA Mandate, Tax Repeal Provisions

by Reed Smith on

On October 23, 2015, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3762, budget “reconciliation” legislation that includes provisions to repeal of four provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, the legislation...more

What Parts of the ACA Will Congress Repeal by Budget Reconciliation?

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

“None,” is our best guess, practically speaking. Congress passed much of what became the consolidated Affordable Case Act under “budget reconciliation” rules, which preclude a filibuster and enable a bill to pass the Senate...more

Health Care Update - July 2015 #2

Congress Slowly Works on Budget Reconciliation; ACA Reform Proposals Still Up in the Air - The FY 2016 budget resolution, which was agreed to by Congress this past April, included broad reconciliation instructions...more

Governor Patrick Proposes State Budget Cuts; Speaker DeLeo Opposes

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

This morning Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo indicated that he will not support the Governor’s plan to trim the state budget to close a projected $329 million mid-year budget gap....more

Agenda Setting - Olympia’s new faces must address transportation infrastructure funding

by Lane Powell PC on

January brings many new faces to Olympia. A new governor and an unusually large number of new members in the State House of Representatives and State Senate who have both volunteered and been elected to assume the mantle of...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House 12-14-2012

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

The Legislature has not yet turned to the business of legislating and will not until January. Without a focus on policy, things in Augusta remain focused on political rhetoric and speculation about committee assignments and...more

Executive Branch has Advantage in Budget Timing (Part 2)

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

In Part 1, I described how the Executive Branch has a decided advantage in budget timing and development over the Legislature. (See post from October 18, 2012) The Legislature is not, however, without advantages of its own in...more

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