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Hawaii receives approval of 1332 State Innovation Waiver

Hawaii requested a 1332 State Innovation Waiver in order to preserve the state’s Prepaid Health Care Act (Prepaid) by exempting the state from requirements related to the Small Business Health ...

Patient Freedom Act of 2017

On January 23rd, Senators Bill Cassidy and Susan Collins introduced the Patient Freedom Act of 2017 to largely repeal and replace Title 1 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which includes insurance ...

The Obamacare Replacement Act

Senator Rand Paul introduced the Obamacare Replacement Act on January 25th, which would repeal much of Title 1 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including: Most consumer protections (except as outlined below) ...

The House considers health policy bills

As debate continues over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the House has held hearings on four piecemeal bills aimed at making incremental changes to the ACA: The State ...

Roundup of federal health policy developments

The debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is well-underway and there are a number of significant developments that warrant a closer look. Here we provide a ...

Administrative Action

Immediately upon entering office, President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 20th entitled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal” stating his commitment to ...

Health Policy News December 2016

With the end of 2016 and the change in administration fast approaching, it is no surprise we are seeing a flurry of activity and discussion across the health policy landscape. ...

Looking ahead: Key considerations for the future of health policy

There has been much discussion on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health policy in general, since the election. While it is tempting to try to predict ...

Update on House v Burwell case

On December 5, 2016, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals accepted a Congressional request to postpone further proceedings in House v Burwell pending motions due February 21, 2017, turning the continued proceedings ...

House passes 21st Century Cures bill

On November 30, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended “21st Century Cures” bill by a 392-26 vote.  The bill covers a diverse range of topics, such as: ...