Joanne Kenen is POLITICO Pro’s health care editor. Kenen has covered everything from Haitian voodoo festivals to U.S. presidential campaigns. (Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.) Since arriving in Washington in 1994, she has focused on health policy and health politics. She joined POLITI...
President Trump says he wants to encourage the formation of “association health plans” that would better enable small employers to band together to purchase more affordable health insurance in the large-group market. On Jan. 4, the Department of Labor published for public comment a proposed rule for such entities, also known as small business health plans. What will these health plans, which typically would organize under the umbrella of a trade group or other association, look like?
Among the many items on Congress’s January to-do list is legislation to stabilize the Affordable Care Act markets, such the bill Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced last fall. It would provide $4.5 billion in federal reinsurance payments over two years, 2018 and 2019. The idea is to compensate insurers for taking on costly patients to prevent shifting all that cost to higher premiums for everyone in the exchanges. There are several ways for states to construct reinsurance.
The House and Senate this week finally passed major tax reform and sent their bill to President Donald Trump for his signature. We’ve posted a revised tip sheet about the legislation that reflects final provisions impacting health care issues. In general, the final bill looks more like the Senate version than the House’s where health and the health sector are concerned.
@CarolForden Pretty sure house passed it and dens rejected pay-Fords (which came from Obamacare prevention funds) I may be recalling a committee vote not floor (can’t check now) but pretty sure it was full house. This shut down isn’t about chip / though the blame game is
@CarolForden not everyone knows that.. people who follow it closely but not everyone by any stretch. Not endorsing the message just telling you what they are saying - and some are saying it quite effectively.
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