Health Care Top of Mind for Voters This Week

A big takeaway from Tuesday’s elections was that health care – specifically, Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid – is of great importance to many voters. In Virginia, where the GOP-controlled House of Delegates had blocked Medicaid expansion for years, voters elected a whole slate of Democratic candidates who have pressed for Medicaid expansion that would cover… Read more »

Trump Signs Order to Expand AHPs

President Trump signed an executive order this morning instructing federal agencies to rewrite federal rules for association health plans (AHPs), which allow small businesses of a similar type to band together through an association to purchase coverage. Under the executive order, membership groups could sponsor insurance plans across state lines and would be able to… Read more »

Trump Preparing Executive Order on Health Care

With health care legislation stalled, President Trump on Wednesday told reporters at the White House that he plans to issue an executive order to allow health insurance to be purchased across state lines. Selling insurance across state lines is an idea many Republicans have long supported, and could encourage the formation of interstate association health… Read more »

GOP Leaders Ready to Move On from Health Care

Senate Republicans signaled this week they are prepared to move on from health care to other legislative priorities, though President Trump continues to pressure Congress to try again to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Last week, the Senate failed to pass a straight repeal of Obamacare as well as a bare-bones bill to repeal the… Read more »

Republicans Shift to ‘Skinny’ Repeal Plan

After the Senate rejected a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday night, Senate leaders are now working to round up enough votes for a bare-bones bill to repeal the ACA’s individual and employer mandates and the medical device tax. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is aiming for a vote on Friday,… Read more »