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Senate Republicans Release Healthcare Bill
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2017

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Senate Republican leaders released their legislative proposal to amend the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A revised version


The Senate's Repeal-and-Replace Draft Bill: What Employers Need to Know
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2017

On June 22, 2017, the Senate GOP published a "discussion draft" of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (Better Care). As we write this alert


House Passes the American Health Care ActWhat You Need to Know
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2017

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a vote of 217 to 213. The AHCA as


ACA Repeal-and-Replace Continues: What Employers Need to Know About the MacArthur Amendment
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2017

On April 25, 2017, a new proposal tweaking the repeal-and-replace legislation surfaced. Called the "MacArthur Amendment" because it was proposed by


What's Happening with the Affordable Care Act?
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2017

The recent flurry of activity around the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has many people confused about where it stands, and what the employer's obligations


What Hospitals and Other Providers Need to Know About New Federal Non-Discrimination Rules
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2016

On May 18, finalized regulations were published implementing nondiscrimination requirements set forth in Section 1557 of the


The imminent wave of federal regulations
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2013

President Obama's second term promises to be among the most intense periods of regulatory activity since the late 1970s. The major focal points for new


Health care reform: large employers and the new health insurance exchanges
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2012

Historically, employers have adopted a number of strategies intended to control the ever-increasing cost of health care, including self-insuring their own employees’ health risks, implementing wellness programs, and shifting more and more costs onto their employees.


Health care reform: defining “essential health benefits”
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2011

On December 16, 2011, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight issued an Essential Health Benefits Bulletin (the “Bulletin”) providing information regarding how the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) intends to define “essential health benefits” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”).


The new health insurance exchanges: business opportunities abound, don't be short-changed
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2011

At 11:00 a.m. this morning, at Frager's Hardware store on Capitol Hill, the Secretary of Health and Human Services announced the issuance of the first round of regulations on the new health insurance Exchanges created under the health care reform law