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Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

The year-end schedules of the Senate HELP and Finance committees just became more clogged, as the two panels will lead the review of President Trump’s nominee to be Health & Human Services (HHS) secretary. Trump announced...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

The House last week voted to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2022, but disagreements over how to pay for the program are likely to delay consideration in the Senate beyond this month. On a...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said lawmakers will vote this week on legislation to renew federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), even amid unresolved partisan disagreements over...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

President Donald Trump is considering appointing lawmakers to a bipartisan commission that would develop strategies to lower prescription drug prices, while senators last week called for greater transparency into how...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

President Trump’s announcement Friday that he would stop cost-sharing payments to insurance companies triggered a firestorm on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers in both parties calling on Congress to restore the funding...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Although the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enjoys broad bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, lawmakers last week sharply disagreed over how to pay for its renewal – signaling that a final vote could be delayed for...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

With congressional Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on hold at least for now, the bipartisan leaders of the Senate HELP Committee are seeking to rekindle their work to shore up the health law’s...more

10/3/2017  /  Affordable Care Act , CHIP , CMS , Cost-Sharing , FDA , HHS , Repeal

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Republicans’ last-ditch effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA) suffered potentially fatal blows as GOP senators in recent days voiced either outright opposition to or serious reservations about legislation pushed by...more

[Webinar] BakerHostetler Tax Reform Webinar - September 27th, 3:00pm ET

Please join former Congressman Mike Ferguson, leader of BakerHostetler’s federal policy team, for a special webinar on tax reform. You’ll hear directly from two key decision-makers in Congress, including Rep. Peter Roskam...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Republican senators pushing a last-ditch effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA) say they are within one vote of having the support needed to pass their bill. Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)...more

[Event] The Future of Financial Services - October 6th, Columbus, OH

Developments in Policy and Regulations, Enforcement, Technology and Litigation - Financial services are constantly evolving as laws, regulations, technologies and policies change. BakerHostetler and the Ohio Bankers...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

The chairman of a Senate healthcare committee outlined a key test for stabilizing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) shaky individual marketplace: Both Republicans and Democrats will have to give a little. That formula has...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Some Republican lawmakers, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), are pushing new plans to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but other policy priorities and tight legislative deadlines this month are likely to thwart...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump face a series of key questions about how or whether to fortify the Affordable Care Act – particularly in the law’s beleaguered individual exchanges – after the Senate last...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Senate Republicans face a key procedural vote this week that would allow for debate of their healthcare legislation, but significant uncertainty remains about whether GOP senators can meet that procedural hurdle, what the...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Delayed Senate Health Vote Boon to GOP or Just Prolonging the Inevitable? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that he would delay a key procedural vote scheduled for this week on the Republicans’...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Senate Reconvenes but No Health Votes Expected This Week - The Senate reconvenes today following the Fourth of July recess, but senators are at least a week away – and perhaps even longer – from voting on legislation to...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Senate Republican leaders are expected to make a series of changes to the healthcare legislation released Thursday as they scramble to gain the support of at least 50 lawmakers in a showdown vote scheduled for later this...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

With only 10 legislative days before Senate Republicans’ self-imposed deadline, GOP lawmakers face growing obstacles in their quest to vote on replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before the beginning of their scheduled...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Senate Republicans continue intra-party discussions on changes to House-passed legislation replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but the lack of consensus is threatening GOP leaders’ pledge to have a bill ready for a vote...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Senate Republicans return to Washington this week after a 10-day recess facing a key inflection point in their effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as GOP leaders will outline policy options they hope...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Congress’s official budget scorekeepers this week will release analysis of the House-approved bill repealing most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and that data will inform Senate Republicans on a path for passing their...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Legislation reauthorizing FDA user fees for prescription and generic drugs, biosimilars, and medical devices won wide bipartisan approval last week in a Senate committee, teeing up approval by the full Senate, likely after...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

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

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Eight weeks after its introduction, legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) won House approval today by a 217-213 vote. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday said a vote in Congress to repeal the ACA...more

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