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January 26, 2017

Health Insurers Taking Steps To Help Shape ACA Replacement Proposals.

Reuters  (1/25, Humer, Cornwell) reports that health insurers are providing input to GOP lawmakers who are working on proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act. The article says insurers, such as Independence Blue Cross and Molina Healthcare Inc, are explaining how consumers enroll in individual plans, “and pushing for other changes.” In addition, they are “recommending ways to put more control over insurance in the hands of...

January 26, 2017

CALIFORNIA
All Single-User Bathrooms Must Be Designated All-Gender
Effective March 1, 2017, AB 1732 requires all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or government agency to be identified as all-gender toilet facilities.

California Employers Issuing W-2 or 1099 Must Issue Earned Income Tax Credit Notice
Effective January 1, 2017, California law AB 1847 requires employers to notify employees that they may be eligible for the California Earned...

January 25, 2017

President Trump started his presidency by signing an executive order that seeks to minimize any burdens caused by the Affordable Care Act.

In the order, Trump states that the administration is working to have the ACA repealed.

 "In the meantime, pending such repeal, it is imperative for the executive branch to ensure that the law is being efficiently implemented, take all actions consistent with the law to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burden of the act, and prepare to afford th...

January 24, 2017

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US District Judge Blocks Aetna-Humana Merger.

The New York Times  (1/23, Picker, Abelson, Subscription Publication) reports Judge John D. Bates of the US District Court for the District of Columbia has blocked the proposed $37 billion merger of insurers Aetna and Humana. Judge Bates said in his ruling that he “mostly agrees” with the argument made by the US Department of Justice that the merger would lessen competition in the health insurance market.

        In a front-p...

January 12, 2017

Senate GOP Takes First Significant Step Toward ACA Repeal.

The New York Times  (1/12, Kaplan, Pear, Subscription Publication) reports that early this morning, GOP senators “took their first major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act...approving a budget blueprint that would allow them to gut the health care law without the threat of a Democratic filibuster.” The vote of 51-48 “followed a marathon session in which senators took back-to-back roll call votes on numerous amendments.” The art...

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