Frontline intelligence helping you navigate the complicated twists and turns of the healthcare landscape from your team on Capitol Hill.

Resources

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

Senate Bill Out In The Wild
Healthcare In Transition | Jun. 22, 2017 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Employer Tax Exclusion, Government Affairs, Healthcare

Takeaways from Senate GOP’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” Senate Republicans released their health reform overhaul today after weeks of intrigue. The Council is extremely pleased to note that the legislation

All eyes on the employer market
Healthcare In Transition | Jun. 14, 2017 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Employer Tax Exclusion, Government Affairs, Healthcare

An update on preserving the employer market, the Senate’s bill, and more.

One Evolving, Complicated Knot
Healthcare In Transition | Jun. 7, 2017 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Employer Tax Exclusion, Government Affairs, Healthcare

Our own Joel Wood digs deeper on what taxation of the employer-sponsored group health insurance market really means, how to deal with the state waiver process and what it will take to get the votes.

CBO Scorin’
Healthcare In Transition | May. 25, 2017 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Healthcare

The recent CBO score makes the Senate’s effort to craft a bill significantly more difficult.

Slow Goin’ on Repeal & Replace
Healthcare In Transition | May. 18, 2017 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Healthcare

The Republican working group is moving forward with its meetings but making little progress, other than clarifying its goal to lower premiums.

Next Steps on Healthcare Bill
Healthcare In Transition | May. 10, 2017 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Government Affairs, Healthcare

The Senate is starting from scratch on the American Health Care Act. Since the narrow passage of the House repeal bill last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has created

Breathing Life Back Into Trumpcare
Healthcare In Transition | Apr. 26, 2017 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Healthcare

A number of House Freedom Caucus members announced their support for an amended ACA repeal/replace bill on Wednesday. Our own Joel Wood dives in (video).

Trumpcare: Back in Business?
Healthcare In Transition | Apr. 26, 2017 | ACA, Employee Benefits, Healthcare

In a dizzying week of legislative jockeying, a number of House Freedom Caucus members announced their support for an amended Affordable Care Act repeal/replace bill this afternoon. The news came

Massive Tax Bill: Impact on Brokers?
Healthcare In Transition | Apr. 26, 2017 | Employee Benefits, Employer Tax Exclusion, Healthcare

President Trump promised to slash tax rates for businesses and individuals, setting the stage for yet another epic legislative contest.

What We’re (Also) Watching: Frustration in the Market
Healthcare In Transition | Apr. 26, 2017 | Employee Benefits, Healthcare

Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), is losing health insurer Anthem as a client, after being accused of not negotiating lower prices for prescription drugs.