Association Health Plans – Will They Help?

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The Trump Administration has released its final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs). This has been a long-debated topic. Advocates feel that groups in the same trade, industry, line of business or profession – or those that exist within the boundaries of the same state or metropolitan region – should be able to band together to have… [Read More]

Healthcare. Okay. Now What Do We Do?

Flag and Stethoscope

What a week it’s been. I am not sure why President Trump thinks that his latest attempt to coerce the Republican Congress will work better than his past efforts. The Democrats relied on 50 votes to get the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through and now the Republicans are trying to rely on 50 votes to make… [Read More]

Senate Takes up Healthcare Reform

5-2-16 An Exciting Day in Washington

In contrast to the very public spectacle in the House as Republicans took up healthcare, a much more muted approach has been taken in the Senate. Last week, the Senate non-partisan parliamentarian advised that the American Health Care Act (AHCA), passed by the House, met the budget reconciliation rules. That means this legislation could avoid much… [Read More]

Why “Experts” Were Wrong About Employers Dropping Coverage

Reshaping Healthcare in the United States

Last month the CBO released its most updated estimates for employers offering health insurance coverage. To the surprise of many “policy experts” including the likes of Ezekiel Emmanuel and the McKinsey & Company, each of whom anticipated massive declines, approximately 155 million Americans continue to receive coverage through their employers. In fact, the CBO itself… [Read More]