Our colleagues at ML Strategies have provided their Health Care Weekly Preview for the week of July 31, 2017. This week’s preview focuses on the fallout from the failed vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the issue of whether the federal government will continue to pay cost-sharing reduction subsidies (CSRs), as well a new proposal by Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Cassidy (LA) and Dean Heller (NV).
Congress returns from its Memorial Day recess to four full weeks of legislative activity. The drama of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) now hangs over the Senate. The House will return to its regular work once they advance the FDA User Fee Reauthorization, with the Senate also having to schedule floor time for the package. Also on our radar this month will be the date June 21st– the date in which insurers decide if they will participate in the Obamacare Marketplace for 2018. This could play a role in the Administration’s ongoing discussions regarding cost-sharing reductions, as well as how the Senate approaches its version of the AHCA. Continue Reading Congress Returns for June Session to Face AHCA, User Fees and More
Today, our colleagues at ML Strategies provided another installment of their Health Care Weekly Preview. The preview highlights upcoming activity in the House and Senate and other hot topics on the Hill. Highlights this week include the potential of a government shutdown, uncertainty around cost-sharing reductions for the 2018 plan year, and scheduled mark-ups by the Senate HELP Committee.
For an outlook on health care policy in the coming months in Congress, ML Strategies provided their insight in our prior post.