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Hall Render’s This Week In Washington – February 17, 2017

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Posted on February 17, 2017 in Federal Advocacy, Health Law News

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House Leadership Releases Outline for ACA Reform On February 16, Republican House leadership circulated a 16-page blueprint for ACA reform. The  proposal, which was not in legislative form, is intended to provide an outline of what the House will attempt to pass by their informal deadline of April 6. The measure’s highlights include: reforming... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – February 10, 2017

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Posted on February 10, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

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Price Confirmation Expected to Expedite ACA Replacement Process After hours of contentious debate, the Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services in the early morning hours of February 10. One of Price’s first tasks will be to release the ACA replacement proposal promised by President... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – February 3, 2017

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Posted on February 3, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

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Republicans Signal Slower Pace for ACA Repeal While Replacement Package Still Unclear Republicans on Capitol Hill signaled this week that repeal of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) may not happen as fast as they promised, and reports indicate they are no closer to consensus on a replacement package. After a contentious retreat in Philadelphia... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – January 27, 2017

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Posted on January 27, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Trump Signs Executive Order Intended to Expedite ACA Repeal Process Hours after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump  signed an executive order that marks his administration’s first step towards unraveling the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The order instructs all agencies in the executive branch to “waive, defer, grant... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – January 20, 2017

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Posted on January 20, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

ACA Replacement Picture Remains Unclear Details on how the incoming Trump Administration will replace the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) remain unclear as President Donald Trump was sworn in on January 20 as the 45th president. Trump indicated in a recent press conference that his replacement plan will be unveiled once Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – January 13, 2017

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Posted on January 13, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Congress Completes First Step in ACA Repeal Process After a week of debate and over 100 proposed amendments in the Senate, the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 3) advanced to the House of Representatives on January 13, where it passed along party lines by a vote of 227 to 198. The... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – January 6, 2017

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Posted on January 6, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Senate Takes First Step Towards ACA Repeal On January 4, the U.S. Senate took the first step towards repeal of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The Senate voted 51-48 to advance a fiscal 2017 budget resolution (S. Con Res 3) that allows Congress to use the parliamentary procedure known as budget reconciliation to repeal... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – December 9, 2016

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Posted on December 9, 2016 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Congress Passes 21st Century Cures Bill On December 7, the Senate passed the sweeping 21st Century Cures bill (H.R. 34), clearing the way for it to be signed into law. The Senate vote comes a week after House passage of the $6.3 billion medical research funding bill that makes comprehensive mental health reforms and... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – December 2, 2016

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Posted on December 2, 2016 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Trump Nominates HHS Secretary and CMS Administrator On November 29, President-elect Donald Trump announced his choice to lead the top federal health care agencies.  Trump nominated Rep. Tom Price, MD, (R-GA) to head HHS and health care consultant Seema Verma as the next CMS Administrator.  Dr. Price currently serves as the House Budget Committee... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – November 18, 2016

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Posted on November 18, 2016 in Federal Advocacy

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Congress Returns to Washington The House and Senate returned this week to begin the “lame duck” portion of the congressional calendar. The session is expected to run through December 9 at which point lawmakers will adjourn the 114th Congress. The only must-do item on the Congressional agenda is funding the federal government, which expires... READ MORE

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