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March 31, 2017

Anthem Inc. is likely to pull back from Obamacare’s individual insurance markets in a big way for next year, Click HERE to read more.

March 29, 2017

The New York Times  (3/28, Pear, Peters, Subscription Publication) reports House GOP leaders and the White House, “under extreme pressure from conservative activists, have restarted negotiations on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with House leaders declaring that Democrats were celebrating the law’s survival prematurely.”

        The AP  (3/28, Fram) reports House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will seek GOP lawmakers’ support once more to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, alt...

March 24, 2017

 After a turbulent week of marathon negotiations to appease enough members of the House Republican caucus to support H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), leadership in the House of Representatives decided to scrap a vote on the bill roughly an hour before it was scheduled this afternoon. Throughout the day it became increasingly clear that Republicans did not have enough votes to reach the 215-vote threshold for passage in the chamber, with unofficial whip counts showing as many as 50...

March 24, 2017

Kaiser's acquisition of Group Health Cooperative is complete.  Now it's time to introduce Kaiser to Washington.  Contact Benefit Team to learn  how Kaiser can provider quality, cost effective care for your Washington or California based company and its employees at (800) 248-7114.


March 20, 2017

The Bible agrees with the need for able bodied people to work: 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

The New York Times  (3/17, Kaplan, Pear, Subscription Publication) reported President Trump met with members of the conservative Republican Study Committee on Friday and announced he is in agreement with “conservative lawmakers in the allow states to impose work requirements on able-bodied Medicaid...

March 18, 2017

President Donald Trump released his first proposed budget on Thursday, calling for $1.1 trillion in discretionary spending for the 2018 fiscal year with a projected $488 billion deficit. The budget calls for significant cuts in spending for the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Education, State, Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency, which would help to offset a $54 billion increase to defense and homeland security spending. The HHS budget would be r...

March 15, 2017

The Wall Street Journal  (3/14, Armour, Radnofsky, Subscription Publication) reports the Trump Administration is considering allowing states to impose work requirements, premiums, emergency-room copayment, and other possible changes to their Medicaid systems. HHS Secretary Price and CMS Director Seema Verma issued a letter to governors on Tuesday promising to work with them on waivers to allow them to experiment with new approaches to Medicaid. The Journal writes the waivers may allow states to...

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