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Republican leaders fail to advance ACA repeal legislation

Senate Republicans early Friday morning failed to advance a scaled-back plan or “skinny” version to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed by a...

Senate vote anticipated on ACA “Repeal” legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has indicated he will bring to the Senate floor early next week a Motion to Proceed to a...

Debate resumes on BCRA; Senate delays recess

Congress is back in session this week and the Senate will delay their August recess by two weeks as work continues on health care...

Work continues on Senate bill to repeal the ACA

Although Congress is in recess this week, Senate staffers are continuing to work on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) and estimates are that...

Delegation visits the “Hill”

A small delegation from the Health System group and SDAHO were in DC this week and visited with Representative Kristi Noem and the staff...

Your advocacy is needed as CBO estimates Senate bill would leave...

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has just released its score for the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), estimating that the Senate version of the health care bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would leave 22 million more uninsured.

Senate draft of AHCA expected on Thursday

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has issued a special bulletin noting that Senate leadership is expected to unveil its draft version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday.

Senate continues work on AHCA

The U.S. Senate returned from recess to tackle the issue of passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It now appears that majority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., intends to complete work and have the Senate vote on the bill by the end of June to avoid weighing down the rest of Republicans’ agenda.

CBO: House-passed version of AHCA would increase number of uninsured to...

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Wednesday scored the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying the legislation would increase the number of uninsured people by 23 million in 2026 relative to current law. The report from the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) said the bill would result in 14 million more uninsured people in 2018.

Delay sought in insurance exchange subsidies

A hearing was held on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on a request for a second...