• 02.28.17

    The ACA’s Under-26 Provision Expected to Stay

    The Washington Post quoted Manatt’s Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, a managing director with Manatt Health, for an article countering the notion that two provisions in the Affordable Care Act are “Republican provisions.”The claims originated with Representative Marsha Blackburn, who said ...

  • 02.25.17

    Without Federal Reimbursement, Medicaid Candidates Left Uncovered

    CNN Money quoted Manatt’s Deborah Bachrach, a partner with Manatt Health, in an article about the risks associated with the GOP’s draft of an ACA repeal.The draft legislation doesn't repeal Medicaid expansion for low-income adults, but it eliminates the enhanced federal ...

  • 02.23.17

    Policy Extension Gives States Flexibility, Influences Risk Pool

    Modern Healthcare quoted Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, in an article about the Trump administration’s recent decision to allow an additional year for individual and small-group health plans to comply with the Affordable Care Act's coverage ...

  • 02.15.17

    Actuarial Proposals Could Provide Insight for Lawmakers

    Modern Healthcare quoted Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, for an article about actuaries’ proposals on how to transform the insurance market.The publication reports that five different reform proposals were recently chosen as finalists in a national ...

  • 02.15.17

    Trump’s Proposed Rule Would Preserve Market

    Law360 quoted Manatt’s Michael Kolber, a partner with Manatt Health, in an article about the Trump administration’s plan to stabilize the Affordable Care Act. While some ACA backers were discouraged by Trump’s proposed rule, Kolber remains hopeful.“There was a looming ...

  • 02.06.17

    Candidates for FDA Commissioner Narrow to Two

    Politico quoted Manatt’s Ian Spatz, a senior advisor with Manatt Health, in an article about the anticipation building ahead of an FDA commissioner appointment.The publication reports that most onlookers believe the choice for the appointment is down to two candidates—Scott Gottlieb and ...

  • 01.27.17

    Republicans Could Decide to Keep Medicaid Expansion

    The Hill interviewed Manatt’s Cindy Mann, a partner with Manatt Health, for an article about the future of Medicaid. Congressional Republicans haven’t said whether they want to keep the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion, and questions remain whether financing decisions and ...

  • 01.23.17

    Block Grants Add Flexibility but Slash Medicaid Budgets

    Marketplace interviewed Manatt’s Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, a managing director with Manatt Health, for a segment about the Trump administration’s plan to turn Medicaid into a block grant system.Brooks-LaSure said that, while states do need more latitude, there could be ways to provide ...

  • 01.21.17

    Lawmakers Weigh Benefits of Flexibility Versus Federal Funds

    Modern Healthcare quoted Manatt’s Deborah Bachrach, a partner with Manatt Health, in an article about states that are considering Medicaid block grants as the Affordable Care Act faces repeal.The publication reports that GOP lawmakers, including President Donald Trump, have embraced Medicaid ...

  • 01.19.17

    Why GOP Governors Are Fighting for Medicaid

    CNN Money interviewed Manatt’s Jocelyn Guyer, a managing director with Manatt Health, for an article about why Republican governors are resisting ACA repeal. Several GOP governors met with the Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 19 to discuss the future of Medicaid and the ACA.In their letters ...