Health Care Policy Update – Weekly Wrap-Up and What’s Ahead

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 What’s Ahead: This Week Hearings/Markups – Tuesday, August 1 Senate HELP Committee, “HHS Nomination Hearing.” Thursday, August 3 Senate Finance Committee, “Hearing to Consider the Nominations of Gilbert B. Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, United States Department of Commerce, and Matthew Bassett, of Tennessee, to be… Read more »

ACA Repeal and Replacement Update – July 27, 2017

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Top takeaways from the week: 1) After voting to proceed with debate, the Senate rejected both the Better Care Reconciliation Act and the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act; 2) the Senate is still in the midst of their 20-hour debate period, after which they will proceed to a vote-a-rama; 3) Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) is… Read more »

Health Care Policy Update – Weekly Wrap-Up and What’s Ahead – July 24, 2017

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 What’s Ahead: This Week Hearings/Markups – Wednesday July 26 House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, “Examining the Extension of Special Needs Plans.” House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, “Office of National Drug Control Policy: Reauthorization in the 115th” Senate Special Committee on Aging, “Progress Toward a Cure for Type I Diabetes: Research and the… Read more »

ACA Repeal and Replacement Update – July 20, 2017

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Top takeaways from the week: (1) Senate Republicans remain at an impasse regarding their stalled ACA repeal plan, (2) Republicans released an updated repeal-only bill, the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act (ORRA), modeled after the 2015 Reconciliation bill, (3) the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released two sets of projections based on the ORRA and the most… Read more »