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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – June 23, 2017

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Posted on June 23, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Senate Releases Draft ACA Repeal and Replace Bill On June 22, the Senate released its version of legislation that would repeal and replace significant portions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The 142-page discussion draft, titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act (“BCRA”), is the first legislative text released by Senate leadership to repeal the... READ MORE

This Week in Washington – June 16, 2017

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Posted on June 16, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Senate GOP Still Without AHCA Legislative Text As the countdown to the July 4 recess continues, Republicans in the Senate continue to seek consensus within their party on health care reform legislation. However, as of this writing, rank-and-file Republicans still haven’t seen legislative text on their body’s version of the American Health Care Act... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – June 9, 2017

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Posted on June 9, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

ACA Repeal Update Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reiterated this week his desire to release the Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”) by the end of June and have a vote before the July 4 recess. However, meeting the ambitious July 4 deadline would require the Congressional Budget Office (“CBO”)... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – June 2, 2017

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Posted on June 2, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Senate Republicans Begin Work on AHCA Republican senators will work through June to make what are expected to be major changes to the House-passed American Health Care Act (“AHCA”). When Congress returns the week of June 5, Senate leadership is expected to distribute a first draft of their version of the health care reform... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – May 26, 2017

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Posted on May 26, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

CBO Unveils Revised Analysis of AHCA On May 24, the Congressional Budget Office (“CBO”) released its estimate of the economic and coverage impact of the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”), the House-passed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). While CBO stressed the uncertainty of its estimate given the need to... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – May 19, 2017

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Posted on May 19, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Senate Finance Committee Advances Telemedicine Bill On May 18, the Senate Finance Committee passed the bipartisan CHRONIC Care Act (S. 870), which contains a number of telemedicine-related provisions. The measure allows Medicare to pay for remote stroke diagnosis and treatment, ACOs to provide telemedicine and Medicare Advantage plans to offer telemedicine as a supplemental... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – May 12, 2017

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Posted on May 12, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Senate Begins Work on AHCA Senate Republicans began working on the House-passed American Health Care Act (“AHCA”) this week. Several expected changes to the measure include increasing funding for rural hospitals that lose subsidies under Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) repeal, providing a larger share of tax credits to lower income consumers nearing Medicare age... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – April 28, 2017

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Posted on April 28, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

House Delays AHCA Vote On April 27, House leadership delayed a vote on the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”) until at least next week. As of last night, at least 15 House Republicans remain opposed with another 20 undecided. Without Democratic support, House Republicans can only lose 22 votes. Earlier in the week, a... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – April 21, 2017

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Posted on April 21, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

AHCA Negotiations Continue Ahead of Lawmakers’ Return to Washington In an effort to produce a victory on health care in President Trump’s first 100 days in office, House Republicans renewed discussions this week on the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”), the bill designed to repeal and replace much of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).... READ MORE