Category: Health Care Reform

Sorting through Reform Proposals

August 8th, 2019

“The leading Medicare for All bills in the House and Senate phases out all private coverage within four years. Many debate participants eagerly raised their hands when asked in a debate whether their vision is a program that eliminate private insurers. That’s a big deal, since private insurers cover more than 200 million Americans.” William.. Read more

Exploring the ICHRA, Part I

June 27th, 2019

  “But what happens when the company no longer sponsors insurance, but rather provides a stipend? Employees need to know where to go to find coverage.”  William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance June 28, 2019 Earlier this month, the Trump administration issued guidance establishing two new HRAs – the Individual Coverage HRA.. Read more

Topics on the Hill

April 4th, 2019

“Unions (an important part of the Democrat base) and businesses (which lean Republican) both have opposed the tax because it reduces their value proposition to employees and limits their flexibility in offering benefits.” William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance April 4, 2019 I’m in meetings on Capitol Hill today, hearing from Republicans.. Read more

The Latest Challenge to the ACA

January 24th, 2019

“Judge O’Connor . . . ruled the ACA unconstitutional because a tax that raises revenue is no tax, the text of the ACA doesn’t include a severability clause, and even proponents of the law have long argued that the mandate, guaranteed issue, and community rating together are integral to the successful operation of insurance markets.”.. Read more

Welcome the 116th Congress

January 10th, 2019

“Probably the best solution for the country would be . . . bipartisan legislation that loosens the federal grip on benefit design, increases choices, covers more Americans, gives states meaningful incentives to manage their Medicaid populations, and attacks the true drivers of medical costs.” William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance Jan. 10,.. Read more

Reform Prospects in the 116th Congress

November 29th, 2018

“[W]e’ll see a lot of activity at the federal and state level as politicians and special interest groups formulate their political plans for 2020 and beyond.” William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance Nov. 29, 2018 Although the 116th Congress won’t be seated until early January, it’s not too early to speculate about.. Read more

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