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U.S. Treasury Announces Plans to Wind Down myRA Program

On July 28, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“the Department”) announced that it will begin to phase out the myRA program over the coming months after a thorough review found it not to be cost effective. This review was undertaken as part of the Trump...

Senate Rejects Proposals to Repeal and Replace the ACA

Early in the morning on Friday, July 28, 2017, the Senate, by a vote of 51-49, rejected the Health Care Freedom Act (HCFA), or “skinny repeal” of the ACA, which was the last-ditch effort of Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the ACA. In dramatic fashion, three...

The State of Health Care Reform in the Senate

Politics never stops, and neither do we. As we were preparing for publication, the state of health care continued to be a fluid issue. Developments are released almost hourly. Most recently, late in the afternoon on July 25, 2017, the Senate, by a vote of 51-50 (with...

CMS Releases Checklist for Section 1332 Innovation Waivers

On May 16, 2017, CMS released a new checklist to help states pursue an innovation waiver under Section 1332 of the ACA. Specifically, this new checklist is intended to help states complete the required elements of the application that could allow them to set up...

CBO Issues Cost Estimate of House-Passed Version of AHCA

On May 24, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation (collectively the CBO) released their cost estimate regarding the most recent version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). As reported in the May 16, 2017, edition of Compliance...

IRS Announces Update to Premium Tax Credit Eligibility

On May 4, 2017, by a vote of 217-213, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which represents the House Republicans’ attempt to repeal and replace the ACA. The AHCA now heads to the U.S. Senate, where its future is...

House Passes the AHCA by Narrow Margin

On May 4, 2017, by a vote of 217-213, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which represents the House Republicans’ attempt to repeal and replace the ACA. The AHCA now heads to the U.S. Senate, where its future is...