ACA Repeal Watch: Republicans to hold possible vote next week

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG 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 ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Senate Bill Crumbling as Leadership Clinging for Hope; ACG’s Analysis and Outlook

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, Senate Republicans gave up their bid to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) again canceled a previously ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Senate Scuttles Vote after CBO Report Released

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Tuesday, June 27th, Senate Republicans decided to delay the planned vote on their health reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, which was released last week.  This ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Senate Releases Anticipated Health Reform Draft

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Republican Leadership in the U.S. Senate released the much anticipated health reform draft: the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.  This is the Senate’s ...

ACA Repeal Watch- Some Interesting Updates While Awaiting Senate Bill

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs According to a report released this week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) would leave 12.6 million more Americans uninsured ...

Be the go-to policy wonk at your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ: health reform updates and forecasts

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Wednesday, May 24th, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the “score” or cost estimate and policy impact of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the bill that the U.S. ...