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FY 2018 President’s Budget May Signal Challenges for Health Programs on the Horizon

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Eric Zimmerman, along with McDermott+Consulting Vice Presidents Adaeze Enekwechi and Piper Su, wrote this +Insights publication detailing the possible effects of the Trump Administration's 2018 budget on health programs and...more

SEC Disclosure Trends Related to Brexit and the Trump Administration

The Brexit vote and President Donald Trump’s election and proposed regulatory and other reforms have led to worldwide geopolitical uncertainty. We expect reporting companies will continue to disclose risk factors relating to...more

The American Health Care Act, the Sequel Receives Its CBO Grade

Perhaps the high fives in the Rose Garden of the White House a few weeks ago may have been a bit premature. On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the revised...more

Health Care Reform Weekly Roundup – Issue 2

Below are key health care reform developments from the week of May 15th: ACA Repeal Efforts. Efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue despite slowing down as the House of Representatives’...more

Health Update - May 2017

Mapping the Healthcare M&A Landscape Under the New Administration - Editor’s Note: The healthcare M&A market continues to be among the most active sectors. In a recent webinar, Manatt examined how the policies and goals of...more

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - May 2017 #4

The President's budget proposes over $600 billion in Medicaid cuts on top of major reductions anticipated in repeal and replace legislation; the Trump Administration asks the Court for more time to decide on cost-sharing...more

CMS Urged To Reverse Obama-Era Biosimilar Reimbursement Policy

A bipartisan congressional effort is underway to convince CMS to reverse its biosimilar reimbursement policy implemented under the Obama administration. We discussed the current reimbursement policy in a March 2016 blog post...more

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – May 2017

We are half way through May – are we having fun yet? There is a lot of activity this week in addition to ongoing talks in the Senate regarding their version of the American Health Care Act. The reauthorization of FDA User...more

Washington, D.C. Update – May 2017

by Baker Donelson on

April saw the debate in Congress heat up as Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed for a seat on the Supreme Court, House Republicans suspended, restarted and then ultimately succeeded in their effort to repeal and replace the...more

AHCA Would Affect Medicare, Too

Editor’s Note: While the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—the bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act—does not include explicit changes to Medicare, it could have a profound impact on the 11 million Medicare...more

House Republicans Make a Second Attempt at Passing the AHCA Repeal Legislation

by King & Spalding on

Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), a co-chair of the moderate House Republican Tuesday Group, in consultation with Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, proposed an amendment to...more

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - May 2017 #3

Governors pen bipartisan letter to Congress urging five-year extension of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); new analyses find Medicaid funding cuts under the AHCA would disproportionately affect...more

ACA Repeal and Replace Effort Advances with House GOP’s Passage of the American Health Care Act

by K&L Gates LLP on

On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”), which would repeal and replace core components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The move came...more

Termination of the Affordable Care Act’s Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies

by K&L Gates LLP on

There is a growing likelihood that the current administration will terminate funding for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) cost sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies some time within the next two months. The administration has the...more

Rose Garden Ceremony Notwithstanding, Finish Line Not in Sight for ACA Repeal Legislation

by Reed Smith on

Although President Trump and House Republican leaders held a White House Rose Garden ceremony to celebrate House passage of legislation to partially repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the prospects for actual enactment of...more

The AHCA: What Does This Bill Replace, Repeal And Amend?

by Kiesewetter Law Firm on

On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives went to the floor for a second time for a vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) – just six weeks after House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the AHCA for not having enough...more

Blog: House Passes AHCA; Senate Says “Not So Fast”

by Cooley LLP on

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a razor-thin margin of 217-213. No Democrats supported the bill and 20 Republicans voted against it. Recall in March, the House was forced...more

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - May 2017 #2

Republican governors react to passage of the AHCA in the House; insurers begin to make Marketplace rate filing decisions despite continuing uncertainty; and expansion waiver evaluations in Indiana and Iowa find many enrollees...more

CMS Issues New Rules Aimed at Improving Health Benefit Exchange Participation

by King & Spalding on

Even as President Trump and Congress work toward repealing some or all of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), CMS announced a final rule aimed at market stabilization of the Health Benefit Exchanges that are the cornerstone of the...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

by BakerHostetler on

House approval last week of legislation repealing and replacing most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) sets up a showdown in the Senate, where GOP leaders will confront a familiar web of political, policy and procedural...more

House Approves the American Health Care Act to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

by King & Spalding on

Yesterday, by a vote of 217 to 213, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The House action...more

House Repeal and Replace Bill: The American Health Care Act

On Thursday, May 4, the House passed by a narrow margin the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the House Republican plan to repeal and replace major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)....more

House Passes American Health Care Act: Potential Impact on Employer Plans

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

On May 4, 2017 the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). While the AHCA must still get through the Senate and eventually be signed by the President before becoming law, with the passage of the...more

May The 4th Be with You

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

And if you are an ACA “Applicable Large Employer” (ALE), it was. The American Health Care Act, H.R. 1628, with last minute amendments noted in H. Rep. 115-109, passed the House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon,...more

Fate of the American Health Care Act in the Hands of the Senate

by Carlton Fields on

On May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a slight majority (217-213). As we previously wrote, AHCA...more

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