Tag: Affordable Care Act

In the end, even the middle class would feel GOP cuts to nursing home care

By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News ORANGE, Va. — Alice Jacobs, 90, once owned a factory and horses. She raised four children and buried two husbands. But years in an assisted living facility drained her savings, and now she relies on Medicaid to pay for her care at Dogwood Village, a nonprofit, county-owned nursing home […]

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 […]

President-elect announces pick for CMS Administrator

President-elect Donald Trump announced his decision on Tuesday, November 29, to nominate Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Verma is president, CEO, and founder of SVC, a national health policy consulting company located in Indiana. According to her company bio the Indiana resident has developed Medicaid reform programs […]

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 […]