Tag: ACA

“Repeal and delay” bill dies in Senate, “skinny repeal” now being considered

  After years of failing to pass a bill that would “repeal and replace Obamacare,” the Senate’s alternate solution, a “repeal and delay” bill, was also rejected in a final vote of 45-55 on Wednesday. Many cast their vote with concern for the Congressional Budget Office’s prediction that repealing Obamacare without an immediate replacement would […]

CBO predicts 32 million will be without health coverage in 2026 with new repeal-and-delay bill

After the Senate’s recommendation for repeal-and-replace of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed due to lack of support, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now suggesting a repeal-and-delay strategy that, if passed, is predicted will leave 32 million individuals without health coverage by 2026, and 17 million without coverage by next year. That’s 1 million more […]

CBO releases updated cost estimate, Medicaid cuts a concern

After the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) release of their updated cost estimate of the American Health Care Act, many—including Senators and long-term care providers—are voicing their concerns over severe Medicaid cuts, 14 million more people to be uninsured in 2018 (a number that will rise to 23 million by 2026), and rising premiums if the […]

Trump administration releases final ACA rule titled Market Stabilization

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final Market Stabilization rule on Thursday, April 13, to help lower premiums and stabilize individual and small group markets and increase choices for Americans.  Individuals obtaining coverage in the Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act have faced double-digit premium increases, fewer plans to choose […]

ACA repeal and replace bill pulled with not enough votes to pass

The American Health Care Act long debated by opposing parties, healthcare providers and government entities otherwise known as “repeal and replace of Obamacare” was pulled Friday as a result of the bill’s failure to gain enough votes to pass. LeadingAge says they are pleased with these results, as “This measure is deeply flawed, especially with […]

Medicaid block grants: Yay, or nay? House vote scheduled for Thursday, March 23

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the first joint action taken between Seema Verma, who was sworn in as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week, and HHS Secretary Tom Price. After Verma’s swearing-in ceremony, CMS Administrator and HHS Secretary cosigned a letter to the […]

Webinar: Presidential election impact on home health

The new Trump administration is eager to make changes that are sure to have a major impact on Medicare home health agencies. It is imperative that agencies stay abreast of Republican plans to change and/or repeal pieces of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and its direct effect on them. For example, the employer insurance mandate could […]

CBO states full-time workforce will lose 2 million people by 2024

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report Tuesday that stated that the full-time work force will lose approximately 2 million people by 2024, as a result of the Affordable Care Act. This report came one week after a source told lawmakers that nursing home staff are the most likely candidates to have their hours […]