ACA – Medicaid and the Exchanges
Removal of controversial sections of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), may be more likely than a wholesale repeal of the ACA. Medicaid expansion, a major element of the ACA, could face serious challenges under the new administration. There are an estimated 12 million individuals insured by Medicaid. With a repeal of the ACA, one proposal suggests that states be provided with a block grant for Medicaid, giving each state authority to run Medicaid programs as they wish.
Currently, President Donald J. Trump's team is working with congressional leaders to craft a plan to repeal and replace the ACA. President Trump’s first action has been to issue an executive order to “minimize the economic burden” of the ACA.
Epstein Becker Green will be closely following developments in this area.
June 20, 2017 - Proposed Rule Updating the MACRA Quality Payment Program
April 17, 2017 - Clifford Barnes Featured in “WPFW Special on the Fate of Obamacare”
February 23, 2017 - Bob Atlas Quoted in “Medicaid Insurers Face Big 2017 Paybacks”
February 16, 2017 - Helaine Fingold Quoted in “5 Key Takeaways from Trump’s ACA Stabilizer Rule”
February 8, 2017 - EVENT: The Future of Health Care Reform
February 3, 2017 - Bob Atlas Quoted in “Top Four Healthcare Industry Changes to Watch in 2017”
January 31, 2017 - Plan Verification and Fairness Act of 2017
January 31, 2017 - State Age Rating Flexibility Act of 2017
January 31, 2017 - Health Coverage State Flexibility Act of 2017
January 26, 2017 - Senator Rand Paul - Obamacare Replacement Act
January 25, 2017 - Replace Without Repeal?
January 20, 2017 - Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies
January 11, 2017 - VIDEO: Day 2 - Attorney General Nomination - Jeff Sessions Hearing
January 10, 2017 - VIDEO: Day 1 - Attorney General Nomination - Jeff Sessions Hearing
January 6, 2017 - Stuart Gerson Quoted in “5 FCA Issues to Watch as Trump Takes Power”
December 22, 2016 - Mental Health Parity Enforcement Efforts Likely to Continue but with New Focus
December 13, 2016 - Leslie Norwalk Appears on C-SPAN Panel, “The Future of Government Health Care: A Discussion of the Post-Election Future of Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare with Former CMS Leaders”
December 8, 2016 - New Approaches to Medicaid Expansions in the New Administration
December 2016 - Mark Lutes Quoted in “What Will the Next Congress Do?”
November 22, 2016 - Health Care Reform 2017: Substance, Process, and Timeline
November 16, 2016 - What Trump’s Election Means for the ACA