President Trump’s Nominee for the Supreme Court: Potential Impact to ACG Members and Patients

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council On Monday evening, President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia since 2006, to replace retiring Supreme ...

ACG Advocacy Successful on Multiple Fronts: Congress Includes Various ACG Priorities in Two-Year Budget

Thank you ACG members for your advocacy. While there is much more to do, your efforts have paid off on multiple fronts. This week Congress passed a two-year budget deal, along with a “continuing resolution” to keep the federal government ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Repeal efforts via the regulatory process underway

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Thursday, October 12th, President Donald Trump signed an executive order with the goal of rolling back the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) via the ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Senate Republicans Fail to Come to a Consensus Yet Again

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) decided not to hold a vote on the plan drafted by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Cassidy, MD, ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Republicans to hold possible vote next week

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council Last week, ACG informed you that the efforts to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) have returned, after a plan drafted by Republican ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Early momentum leads to dramatic flop for Senate Republicans and Administration

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council In the early morning hours of Friday, July 28th, the Senate rejected a paired down, or “skinny repeal” version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  ...