• 01.18.17

    Congress Will Need Time to Construct ACA Replacement

    InsuranceNewsNet quoted Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, in an article about the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) report that stated 32 million Americans would have lost coverage and premiums would have doubled in less than ten years if Republicans had ...

  • 01.15.17

    MA Will Expand Addiction Treatment for Medicaid Enrollees

    The Lowell Sun quoted Manatt’s Patricia Boozang, a senior managing director with Manatt Health, for an article about a potential expansion of addiction treatment for Medicaid beneficiaries in Massachusetts.

  • 01.14.17

    Is Flexibility Worth Fewer Federal Dollars?

    Modern Healthcare quoted Manatt’s Deborah Bachrach, a partner with Manatt Health, for an article about governors’ top concerns about ACA repeal.In 2016, the 31 states that expanded Medicaid received $72 billion in extra federal dollars due to the expansion. “Those governors are ...

  • 01.04.17

    Republican Plan for Subsidies Would Thin the Soup

    Modern Healthcare quoted Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, for an article about the possibility of modifying the Affordable Care Act rather than repealing and replacing it.In a repeal-and-replace scenario, one of the biggest clashes between the parties looms over the ...

  • 01.03.17

    New CMS Leadership Could Terminate States’ Waivers

    Modern Healthcare quoted Manatt’s Cindy Mann, a partner with Manatt Health, for an article about the future of states’ approved and pending waivers under the Trump administration. A standard provision in each waiver’s terms and conditions allows either a state or the CMS to ...

  • 12.27.16

    What Indiana’s Health Policies Could Mean for the U.S.

    NPR interviewed Manatt’s Cindy Mann, a partner with Manatt Health, for an article about Seema Verma’s Medicaid program in Indiana.Verma has been selected by President-elect Donald Trump as the new head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The publication suggests that ...

  • 12.13.16

    Immediate ACA Repeal Would Jeopardize Coverage for Millions

    Bloomberg BNA quoted Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, for an article about the anticipated changes to healthcare in the United States that a Republican Congress and the Trump administration have been discussing for 2017.“If Congress wants to get rid of this ...

  • 12.12.16

    Weighing Potential Pros and Cons of Medicaid Block Grants

    Health Plan Week interviewed Manatt’s Deborah Bachrach, a partner with Manatt Health, for an article on Medicaid’s potential move to block grants. While Medicaid is a federal entitlement program through which state funding is matched with federal dollars, block grants would be an ...

  • 12.07.16

    AK’s Draft 1332 Waiver Strikes a Balance

    Inside Health Reform interviewed Manatt’s Joel Ario, a managing director with Manatt Health, for an article about Alaska’s draft ACA 1332 waiver designed to stabilize the state’s health insurance market.Ario told Inside Health Reform that the Obama administration wanted to make ...

  • 12.02.16

    Dignity Health Secures Supreme Court Hearing

    Law360 covered Manatt’s representation of Dignity Health in a bid for federal review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit’s decision that church-affiliated hospitals like Dignity Health aren’t exempt from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Healthcare ...