Congress Back From Recess Next Week: Health care back on the agenda

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs Congress returns to Washington next week, and House Republican Leadership maintains an ambitious agenda to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) despite an unclear path navigating ...

ACA Repeal Watch: House Cancels AHCA Vote at the Last Minute

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs House Republicans and President Trump were forced to cancel a House vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Friday afternoon, after it became clear that there were not enough votes ...

ACA Repeal Watch: CBO Releases Projections on the American Health Care Act

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Monday, March 13, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its “score” or cost and other projections for the recently released American Health Care Act (AHCA).  This ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Very Busy Week for Repeal and Replace; what to watch for?

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On March 6th, 2017, both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Committee released draft legislation, the “American Health Care Act,” to repeal and replace ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Republicans Trying to Find Consensus

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs Last week, a draft of an old Affordable Care Act repeal bill was leaked.  This set in motion a bit of a scramble among House and Senate Republicans on the details of the repeal and replace ...

ACA Repeal Watch: House Republicans Release “Repeal and Replace” Blueprint

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, U.S. House Republicans released a “policy brief” in advance of the Presidents’ Day congressional recess, outlining a replacement plan for the Patient Protection and Affordable ...