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The Council’s Health Care Reform Information Center
Curated by our Government Affairs team, this section of our site contains all the nitty-gritty bill details, and other relevant information.

National Journal’s webinar slides on the future of the ACA

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Past Newsletters

Another Whirlwind 48 Hours
Healthcare In Transition | Oct. 18, 2017 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Government Affairs, Healthcare

On Monday, President Trump said Obamacare was dead. On Tuesday, he endorsed legislation to fund the ACA’s cost-sharing subsidies for two years. Wednesday, he backed off on that support.

Something’s Gotta Give
Healthcare In Transition | Sep. 27, 2017 | ACA, CMS Market Stability, Employee Benefits, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Single Payer

The consensus remains that the battle to repeal and replace the ACA is far from over, but is reaching a bipartisan healthcare compromise at all realistic in this environment?

ACA Deadline Looms
Healthcare In Transition | Sep. 20, 2017 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Single Payer

Senate Majority Leader McConnell announced that the Senate will vote next week on Republican Sens. Cassidy and Graham’s repeal and replace legislation.

Single-Payer, GOP Healthcare Proposals Released
Healthcare In Transition | Sep. 13, 2017 | ACA, Cadillac Tax, CMS Market Stability, Employee Benefits, Employer Tax Exclusion, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Single Payer

Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced his “Medicare for All” legislation, while Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsay Graham released what might be the Senate’s last effort to repeal & replace the ACA.

Could Regular Order be on the Horizon?
Healthcare In Transition | Sep. 7, 2017 | ACA, Cadillac Tax, Employee Benefits, Employer Tax Exclusion, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Single Payer

In its first of four hearings yesterday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee indicated intentions to find a bipartisan solution to stabilize the individual health insurance market and shore up rising healthcare costs.

Health Policy Recommendations For Congress
Healthcare In Transition | Aug. 23, 2017 | ACA, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Single Payer

A group of business organizations sent this letter to Congress last week outlining bipartisan policy recommendations that are important to the stability of the individual market.

Who Saw That Coming?
Healthcare In Transition | Jul. 28, 2017 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Single Payer

The Council’s Joel Wood & Joel Kopperud dissect what happened on the Senate floor during this morning’s dramatic end to the Republicans’ healthcare overhaul efforts.

To Vote or Not to Vote?
Healthcare In Transition | Jul. 19, 2017 | ACA, Cadillac Tax, Employee Benefits, Employer Tax Exclusion, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Single Payer

The Republican ACA repeal and replace—then-turned repeal and delay—plan fell apart on Capitol Hill this week.

Senate Bill Part Deux
Healthcare In Transition | Jul. 13, 2017 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Employer Tax Exclusion, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Single Payer

Overall, the bill closely hews to the last version of its repeal-and-replace “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” and contains very few provisions that will directly impact the employer market.

Dealing With Delay
Healthcare In Transition | Jun. 28, 2017 | ACA, Cadillac Tax, Employee Benefits, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Single Payer

Our own Joel Wood summarizes, as only he can, what has already been a long benefits-related week…and it’s only Wednesday.