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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

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

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

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

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

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

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