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January 23, 2018


Earlier today, Congress voted to pass H.R. 195, a bill that would continue to fund the government through February 8, 2018. It includes two major legislative victories for NAHU: delaying the Cadillac/Excise Tax until 2022 and implementing a moratorium of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), effective for 2019. The bill is expected to be quickly signed by President Trump in order to restore full government operations tomorrow.

NAHU offered support of an early version of the bill by submitting a lett...

January 22, 2018

The San Jose (CA) Mercury News  (1/21, Aguilera) reports California leaders are preparing to counter the end of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate “by securing health care for as many residents as possible in a fortified state insurance exchange.” State lawmakers will present a package of proposals before a Feb. 16 deadline for new bill introductions, while “officials and health care advocates say discussions focus on ways to maintain the exchange’s high enrollment and help still more...

January 16, 2018

The New York Times  (1/14, Pear, Subscription Publication) reported that Republicans in Congress are “taking aim at a new target: rolling back the mandate in the Affordable Care Act that employers offer coverage to employees.” Many employers who see the mandate “as onerous and expensive” are “cheering the effort.” The Times, however, cautioned that “such a move could also increase costs for the federal government. ... If fewer people receive coverage from employers, more will qualify for subsidi...

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