• 09.12.17

    1332 Waivers Under Review at CMS

    The Trump administration has approved one 1332 waiver to date, but four more are pending, including a sweeping Iowa waiver. Here is where things stand today:

  • 08.08.17

    Next Steps on Healthcare Reform

    Though President Trump has continued to call for action on repeal and replace in the wake of the Senate’s failed vote at the end of July, congressional Republicans have been fairly muted about possible next steps, a sign of conflicting views of whether it is time to move on to other ...

  • 07.25.17

    Affordability and Policy Implications of the BCRA

    The Senate is poised to vote today on a motion to proceed (MTP) to debate on repealing and possibly replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • 07.21.17

    Special Edition: Key BCRA Policy Concerns

    Congressional action on repeal and replace took a number of significant turns in the past few days, and next steps still remain uncertain.

  • 07.13.17

    Medicaid Edition: Establishing a Medicaid Per Capita Cap: Implications for California

    Both the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Senate’s draft Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017 propose major changes to Medicaid’s financing structure.

  • 07.12.17

    1332 Edition: Alaska Reinsurance Proposal Approved by Federal Government

    On July 11, the federal government announced approval of Alaska’s waiver request under Section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for funding in support of the Alaska Reinsurance Program (ARP).

  • 07.11.17

    BCRA Implications: Affordability of Coverage

    In making the case for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the president and congressional leadership have cited “rising premiums,” “unaffordable deductibles” and “skyrocketing” out-of-pocket (OOP) costs associated with ACA plans.



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