4 main tenets of the GOP’s ACA replacement plan

By Emily Rappleye House Republicans gathered Thursday to discuss a policy memo detailing their ACA replacement plan, according to The Washington Post. While the meeting put many rank-and-file members at ease, they said the details presented at the meeting did not comprise a full-on pl
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House G.O.P. Leaders Outline Plan to Replace Obama Health Care Act

By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders on Thursday presented their rank-and-file members with the outlines of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, leaning heavily on tax credits to finance individual insurance purchases and sharply reducing fe
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IRS loosening enforcement of ObamaCare mandate

By Peter Sullivan The IRS says it will not reject tax forms from people who fail to answer whether they had health insurance, a sign of loosening up on enforcement of ObamaCare’s individual mandate. Tax forms ask people whether they had health coverage in the previous year to determin
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Humana Plans to Pull Out of Obamacare’s Insurance Exchanges

By REED ABELSON Humana announced on Tuesday that it would no longer offer health insurance coverage in the state marketplaces created under the federal health care law, becoming the first major insurer to cast a no-confidence vote over selling individual plans on the public exchanges
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As language shifts to ACA ‘repair,’ Pence reaffirms commitment to ‘repeal and replace’

By Tamara Rosin Although some Republican lawmakers have begun to discuss a more tempered goal of “repairing” the ACA instead of tearing it down, Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday said the Trump administration is still committed to repealing and replacing it, reports Th
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For Some, the Affordable Care Act Is a Lifesaver. For Others, a Burden.

By SONA PATEL and FAHIMA HAQUE After President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans have been left wondering about the future of their health care. We asked readers to tell us how they would be affected
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What is ‘Repeal and Replace?’ A Guide to Trump’s Health Care Buzzwords

 By Benjy Sarlin President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers have yet to come up with a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But in the meantime, there’s already a complicated vocabulary to describe the process and its goals. Read more…
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HHS nominee Dr. Tom Price’s 2nd confirmation hearing: 5 things to know

By Emily Rappleye Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Ga., faced another four hours of cross-examination Tuesday, this time with the Senate finance committee. Grilled by Democrats and lauded by Republicans, Rep. Price’s second hearing comes ahead of a vote that will determine his nomination.
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The ACA, a New Congress, and President Trump – Oh My….

By Tim Callender, Esq. On Friday January 20th, President Donald Trump signed his first executive order, directing agencies to give more leeway to the states in the way that states implement (“carry out”) the Affordable Care Act.  It appears that this executive order is primarily a pre
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Attack on ERISA Preemption Continues…

By: Chris Aguiar, Esq. ERISA preemption seems like such a simple concept; further proof that reasonable minds can disagree.  In just the past 10 days we have received mixed messages from some of the highest courts in the country.  First it was the 8th Circuit’s unanimous pro-preemptio
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