Bob Atlas Quoted in “9 Organizations React to Senate GOP Healthcare Bill”

Becker’s Hospital Review

Bob Atlas, a Strategic Advisor and President of EBG Advisors, Inc., in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Becker’s Hospital Review, in “9 Organizations React to Senate GOP Healthcare Bill,” by Kelly Gooch.

Following is an excerpt:

EBG Advisors President Robert Atlas commented on behalf of national healthcare law firm Epstein Becker Green.

“In general the Senate proposal closely tracks the House-passed proposal. There are modest improvements in protections for people with pre-existing conditions buying coverage in the individual market. In Medicaid, where per capita caps would take effect in fiscal year 2020, the allowable inflation index actually becomes stingier than the House bill’s starting in fiscal year 2025. It changes from the medical component of Consumer Price Index in fiscal year 2020-2024 to the general CPI. For a state to keep its Medicaid eligibility intact at that point, it would have to become a true model of efficiency in the intervening years.”