Monthly Archives: July 2017

Trump Considering Eliminating ACA Subsidies

The White House reported over the weekend that Trump is currently deciding whether or not to eliminate ACA subsidies to insurance carriers, a key cost sharing component of the Affordable Care Act. Please see Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The Hill, and Politico for more information.

Senate Fails to Pass ACA Repeal Bill

Last week, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Health Care Freedom Act, a bill which sought to repeal several requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While the future of the ACA repeal effort is unclear at this time, pending further developments, all existing ACA requirements remain in effect, including penalties for noncompliance.

ACA Partial Repeal Failed

The second of three major proposals to amend the ACA failed today in a 45-55 vote. The last proposal, the “Skinny Repeal” will be voted on next. This proposal would remove key aspects of the ACA such as repealing the individual mandate.

ACA Repeal Debate Underway

After a narrow 51-50 vote on Tuesday afternoon, the Senate began debate on ACA Repeal Legislation. By Tuesday night the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) was voted down 43-57. Debate continues today. See New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today for more information.

Revised ACA Repeal Bill Released

The fate of the newly revised ACA Repeal Bill, released Thursday, hangs in the air as senators review the changes. One of the most notable revisions would allow carriers to offer policies that do no meet the “essential health benefits” currently required by ACA. The Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the revised bill will be released early… Read more »

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CLG Celebrates!

The CLG Team had a great time celebrating Scott and Janelle’s upcoming nuptials at our local brewery in June!

PCORI Fees Due July 31

Employers that sponsor certain self-insured health plans are responsible for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees. Fees for plan years that ended in 2016 are due July 31st, 2017.

Revised ACA Repeal Bill To Be Released July 13

Senate GOP leaders intend to release the revised ACA Repeal Bill on Thursday, July 13th then debate and vote on the bill next week. The scheduled August recess has been delayed by two weeks to allow more time to work on the bill. See New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Reuters for additional information.