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Organizations representing hospitals and specialties reacted negatively to an estimate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement passed by House Republicans would result in 23 million fewer people having insurance by 2026.

The Congressional Budget Office has released its updated report on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying the Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement passed by House Republicans would still erase the recent gains in insurance coverage and potentially price less healthy enrollees out of the individual market.

The full fiscal year 2018 budget proposal for HHS would include deep cuts to Medicaid, while making immediate cuts to National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and almost all HHS agencies. 

The proposed single-payer healthcare system being debated in California would come with a $400 billion annual price tag—more than double the state’s annual budget—according to a review released by the California Senate Appropriations Committee.

The Trump administration has asked for a 90-day delay on a ruling which could end Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies to insurers, pushing back a potentially market-destabilizing move but offering little assurance to actuaries working on 2018 rate requests for the ACA exchanges.

 

Recent Headlines

Trump’s HHS nominee advanced after Republicans change committee rules

A day after Senate Democrats boycotted a confirmation vote for President Donald Trump’s nominee for HHS Secretary, the Senate Finance Committee move the nomination to the full Senate anyway by suspending the typical committee procedures. 

Senate Dems boycott vote on Price as HHS Secretary

The Senate finance committee scheduled a hearing for Tuesday morning to vote on the confirmation of Tom Price, MD, as the next HHS Secretary. Democrats, however, did not show up.

5 things to know about the Patient Freedom Act

With the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the top of Republicans’ legislative to-do list in Congress, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Bill Cassidy, MD, R-Louisiana, have proposed a plan that aims for a middle ground: allowing states that like or dislike the ACA to choose their own path.

Most doctors, even Trump supporters, oppose ACA repeal but favor changes

When it comes to repealing all of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), primary care physicians are even less supportive of the idea than their patients, according to a new survey published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Tom Price’s second HHS Secretary hearing: 'Lower the temperature’ on ACA repeal debate

President Donald Trump’s selection to run HHS, US. Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Georgia, dealt with Democrats’ accusations of ducking policy questions while criticizing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), mandatory CMS programs and meaningful use of electronic health records in the second hearing on his nomination.

Trump’s ACA order: What does it do? Who’s in support?

On the first day of his presidency, Donald Trump signed an executive order suggesting federal agencies offer as many exemptions as possible to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s individual mandate.

What Tom Price did—and didn’t—answer at first hearing as HHS nominee

Replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare reform, malpractice lawsuits and differing definitions of “coverage” versus “access” were all discussed in the first Senate hearing of President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to run HHS, U.S. Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Georgia.

CBO: ACA repeal without replacement will send premiums, uninsured rates soaring

If the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed without being replaced, 18 million people would lose health insurance and non-group market premiums would increase by as much 25 percent in the first year, according to a Congressional Budget Office (COB) analysis.

Tom PriceCare? 5 healthcare reforms proposed by the HHS Secretary nominee

You don’t have to go back too far to find out what U.S. Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Georgia, may favor as a replacement to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) if he’s confirmed as HHS Secretary under President-elect Donald Trump.

All-payer model to be tested by rural Pennsylvania hospitals

Some $25 million in funding from CMS will help implement a new model for rural hospitals in Pennsylvania designed to improve access to care in less-populated areas and put struggling hospitals on more solid financial footing.

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