Healthcare Reform… More of the Same

Healthcare in the Trump Era Takes Its First Step

The Senate is making one last-gasp effort to repeal ACA… Well, not actually repeal, just reconfigure. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy have sponsored a bill, which will be eligible for consideration under budget reconciliation rules (i.e. 51 votes required to pass and not subject to filibuster). Under the bill the amounts paid by the federal… [Read More]

State Healthcare Innovation Possible With 1332 Waivers

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States are allowed to tiptoe to the healthcare edge with Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers. Under this provision, waivers from the exchange regulations are available. In evaluating the application, HHS has developed guidelines which compare costs and benefits under the waiver program to the exchange system. The evaluation of comparability gives special consideration to the… [Read More]