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  • Americans signed up for health plans through the Affordable Care Act at a brisk pace for a second straight week. Americans enrolled in almost 1.5 million Affordable Care Act health plans on healthcare.gov in the first 11 days of the open enrollment period, a 47 percent...
  • Congress has approved temporary funding for the federal government through December 22nd, giving Republicans and Democrats time to reach a deal on federal spending for the rest of fiscal year 2018. Those negotiations, and melding the House and Senate tax overhaul...
  • Medical Device Tax - End of Year Package This week Congress will pass a two-week extension of funding authority for the federal government known as a continuing resolution.  It will set up an end of the year logjam of legislation that will need to be concluded by...
  • A bipartisan deal to prop up Obamacare exchanges got a lukewarm response from the White House, but opposition from House and Senate conservatives. President Trump had created confusion with conflicting signals on the deal announced Oct. 18 until White House Press...
  • Recently, the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Finance Committee each held a markup of legislation to address reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP covers nearly 9 million children whose families make more than Medicaid...
  • Recently, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Acting Secretary Eric Hargan and Medicare Administrator Seema Verma, stated that payments to insurance companies for the cost-sharing reduction subsidies (CSR) will be halted immediately. These crucial subsidies are a...