MedPAC

MedPAC issues March report to Congress

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its March report to Congress.
U.S. Capitol

House Budget Committee narrowly approves AHCA

The House Budget Committee on Thursday narrowly approved the American Health Care Act (ACHA), with three Republicans joining Democrats in opposition to the legislation. The committee voted 19-17 for the House Republican bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the AHCA now heads to the Rules Committee before going up for debate on the House floor.

SDAHO urges members to reach out to representatives on AHCA

SDAHO, in step with our national partners at the American Hospital Association (AHA) and LeadingAge, is urging members to reach out to their representatives to express their views on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Seema Verma

Senate confirms Verma as CMS administrator

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Seema Verma to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Verma, a health policy consultant founded SVC Inc. and serves as its president and CEO, was approved as CMS administrator on a 55-43 vote.
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Trump nominates Gottlieb to serve as FDA commissioner

President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gottlieb, a 44-year-old physician, is a fellow at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, researching health policy, regulation and public health.

CBO: AHCA would cause 24 million to lose coverage, reduce deficits by $337B

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Monday that the House Republican bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act would cause 24 million people to lose health insurance within a decade but reduce federal deficits by $337 billion.
Rural health care

RHC Program hosting online webinar series

The Rural Health Care Program is hosting an online webinar series to help those thinking of applying to the HCF Program or Telecommunications Program. Each webinar will cover important milestones, discuss what information is on each form and offer a step-by-step walkthrough of each form. Sign up for one or all the webinars below:
American Health Care Act

AHA resources on ACA repeal/replace

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has created a special web page of resources related to efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

House committees approve ACA repeal and replace bill

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee gave its approval Thursday afternoon to a Republican bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed along party lines on a 31-23 vote after more than 27 hours of debate.

House Republicans introduce legislation to repeal and replace parts of ACA

House Republicans leaders introduced the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Monday to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The legislation seeks to reform federal Medicaid financing by creating a per-capita cap model starting in FY 2020.