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Senate Rejects Three ACA Repeal, Repeal-and-Replace Proposals

July 28, 2017

Health Reform Effort Not Dead, but on Hold, while Lawmakers Determine Next Move At around 1 a.m. this morning, the U.S. Senate rejected the last of three proposals aimed at repealing, or repealing and replacing, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The effort is not technically dead—after the last repeal effort was defeated, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pulled the pending ACA repeal-and-replace bill, the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), rather than forcing a vote on...

NAIFA Proposes Changes to Federal Health Care Regulations

July 11, 2017

NAIFA President Paul Dougherty, in a letter to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) , has proposed changes to health care regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The letter is in response to a CMS Request for Information asking for public input to identify unnecessary or ineffective ACA regulations. The Medical Loss Ratio The ACA requires health plans to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on medical claims (85 percent in the large group market) and inc...