Category: Health Care Reform

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

Getting to 60 on HSA Expansion

August 22nd, 2018

“Democrats will point to statistics showing that most HSA owners don’t accumulate large balances because they don’t have sufficient discretionary income to contribute to the current statutory limits. . . But for many, an HSA is merely an alternative to a Health FSA. . . No one criticizes Health FSAs because participants don’t build balances.. Read more

An Omnibus and Three Priorities

March 14th, 2018

“Those folks need to answer to working families with extraordinarily high medical bills and tell them why Congress can’t find room in a $4 trillion (that’s $4,000,000,000,000) federal budget to provide them with an extra $2,000 or $3,000 of tax relief to pay their bills more easily.” William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and.. Read more

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