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OneDigital’s Top 7 ACA Watch Posts of 2017

Delivering Compliance Confidence in an Era of Repeal and Replace

It's been quite a year in healthcare. Since President Trump's executive order in January, the future of healthcare in this country has been confusing and uncertain. As the nation watched legislators debate the state of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), tensions ran high.

OneDigital’s compliance team embraced the uncertainty head on—serving as steady, thoughtful and forward-thinking experts for our clients in 2017. The OneDigital ACA Watch page was the epicenter of all things repeal and replace for our clients—housing over 28 posts over the last year translating what’s happening in Congress, and how it could impact your organization.

2017 may be winding down, but there’s still plenty on Congress’s plate as we head into the New Year. The parties and committees will continue to work on specific issues. Working issue-by-issue, however, is a long process. Whether the market can sustain itself as it waits for solutions, is the real question.

Check out our top 7 ACA Watch Posts of 2017:

1. House GOP Passes Bill, AHCA Onto The Senate

Over the past few weeks, House members and the Administration have been working to identify and introduce modifications to H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that will achieve enough votes to pass the bill through the House. Click here to read more…

2. Employer Health Plans Under President Trump

President Donald Trump has made dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) one of the cornerstones of his administration. Steps have already been taken to begin the process. Click here to read more…

3. Trump Signs Executive Order, Congress Forges Ahead

As I indicated in my first article of the year, change is imminent. The real questions are “what” will change and “when” will it happen. As the new 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump is not wasting any time jumping in to make good on his campaign promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Click here to read more…

4. The Repeal And Replace Architects: How Two Key Players Could Shape The Future Of The ACA (Part I)

There is a daily stream of updated predictions regarding the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In discussions around the ACA there is no shortage of opinions on what can or can’t be done and why it will or will not work. Regardless of the outcome, in addition to President Donald Trump, it seems likely (barring a nomination block) that there will be two main actors on the stage representing what change might look like. Click here to read more…

5. House GOP Releases ACA Replacement Legislation: The American Health Care Act

On March 6, 2017, Republican House of Representatives leadership finalized the American Health Care Act—a new budget reconciliation bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Committee work on this legislation is set to begin this week where they’ll discuss and mark-up the bill with any changes. Click here to read more…

6. The American Health Care Act: Where Do We Go From Here?

It’s been a frantic few weeks. The advance of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to the House Rules Committee, the remaining step before a floor vote, proves to be one of the longest steps on the timeline. The role of the House Rules Committee is to finalize the “rules” of engagement, i.e. how and when the bill will come to the floor for a vote, the time and limitation of debate, and whether they may introduce other amendments. Click here to read more…

7. The Road Trip Is Over: Healthcare Reform Returns Home

The votes are in—the final Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was defeated 49-51 in a late night vote on Friday, July 28. The idea of breaking with the norm and fast-tracking legislation is over. The healthcare reform road trip has ended, and what a ride it has been. Click here to read more…

As always, we are actively working to advocate on your behalf with the regulatory agencies to help reduce the administrative burdens related to the sponsoring of employee health insurance coverage. Bookmark our Compliance Confidence Blog and get ready to meet your regulatory responsibilities in 2018 with OneDigital by your side.