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 Post, and the Bloomberg News for more details.

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.

“FINAL PURSUIT” to Repeal the ACA by Republicans Graham & Cassidy

The buzz in DC echoes reports of Republican Senators; Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), exploring a “last-ditch” attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act. It is unclear if the proposal will elicit enough support to be approved. Senator Paul Rand (R-KY) openly opposes the bill. Please see NBC News, CNBC, Daily Caller, & The Hill for further details.