Monthly Archives: October 2017

Senators have come to a binary agreement to keep the ACA funded

Last week, President Trump ceased critical funding to subsidies that would continue the longevity of health care coverage, to millions of low-income Americans. This week, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), have come to an agreement to maintain short-term funding to the ACA. Please see the New York Times, the AP, the Washington… Read more »

Senate Committee Re-Authorizes CHIP funding bill

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), has been re-approved for funding for the next five years. Had this bill been denied, roughly 9 million children; and pregnant women that depend on CHIP, would have been unable to access their care. Please see Benefits Pro for more details.

Proposal for CHIP & Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Funding

The House Energy and Commerce Committee offered a proposal submitted by Republicans, to send $1 billion dollars in extra Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief; as well as aid in funding the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) for five years. Please see the Washington Post and the Washington Examiner for more details.