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Volume 2
February 21, 2017



Legislative Roundup

House provides policy brief for ACA replacement plan

February 16th, House Republicans held a closed-door meeting to discuss their ACA replacement plan and identify the components that could be included in the budget reconciliation bill. Read more to know what you can expect and when.

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Confirmation hearing for head of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid

February 9th, the confirmation process for Seema Verma began with a Senate Finance Committee hearing. Learn more about the hearing or watch it on-demand.

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Health Savings Act of 2017 introduced to Senate and House of Representatives

Like previous versions of the bill, this legislation aims to expand HSAs and apply administrative fixes that make them more user-friendly. Simple fixes to HSA accessibility, such as expanded availability to those receiving care under Indian Health Services, will enable more Americans to have the option of an HSA.

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Industry News Roundup

Bipartisan support for Cadillac Tax repeal

American Benefits Council

Survey shows voters favor repeal by a 2-to-1 margin, regardless of political persuasion

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Hatch: Obamacare taxes must be repealed

US Senate Committee on Finance

Chairman Hatch spoke on the Senate floor to repeal & replace Patient Protection & ACA 

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Ways & Means subcommittee announced

Committee on Ways and Means

Assignments announced for Republican members of the committee in the 115th Congress 

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