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House on ACA: 116 days of consideration; AHCA: 17 days

DJ Wilson | Mar 22, 2017 | Federal

A contrarian view of the updated House reform bill

DJ Wilson | Mar 21, 2017 | Federal

House Republicans Announce More Health Care Reform Legislation

| Mar 16, 2017 | Federal

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement announcing further legislation to reform America’s health care system. This legislation is part of the third phase of Congress’s health care reform efforts. Phase One begins with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and Phase Two is...[ Read More ]

Podcast: Trump's impact on Texas healthcare

DJ Wilson | Mar 16, 2017 | Federal

State of Reform tries to bridge the gap between the world of health care and that of health policy.  We do this in part by providing a platform for the voices of senior executives and health policy leaders.  The content generated by them is then shared across multiple discreet information...[ Read More ]

State opportunity to innovate in Medicaid is there for the taking

| Mar 15, 2017 | Alaska, Federal, Hawaii, Texas

Yesterday HHS released a letter to Governors from Secretary Tom Price and freshly sworn-in CMS Administrator Seema Verma, inviting states to take steps to innovate on Medicaid. The letter creates a clear opportunity for states who have been wanting to try new things in the program to do so: We...[ Read More ]

The hidden reason why Trumpcare has problems

| Mar 14, 2017 | Federal

Well, maybe not hidden. And we're not talking about the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) nuking the GOP's proposed American Health Care Act with its brutal assessment of how many millions would lose coverage under the bill.  The real hidden reason: not enough key staff at federal agencies to implement the...[ Read More ]

Sec. Price reminds governors of Section 1332 waivers

| Mar 13, 2017 | Federal

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price sent letters to state governors today reminding them of Section 1332 waivers. Coming after the House GOP revealed their healthcare bill, which has been met with widespread disapproval from both parties, Sec. Price’s letter hints that healthcare reform might be returning to the...[ Read More ]

Letter: Hospitals strongly oppose GOP reform bill

| Mar 8, 2017 | Federal

AMERICA’S HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS March 8, 2017 Dear Member of Congress: As organizations representing hospitals and health systems from across the country, we are writing to express our significant concerns about legislation pending before the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees - the American Health Care...[ Read More ]