House Passes ACA Repeal Bill- Long Slog Awaiting in Senate

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs Committee The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after months of negotiating with President Trump and fractions within the House Republican ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Republican leadership still trying to secure votes in House

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG National Affairs On Thursday, House Republican leaders delayed a vote on their revised Patient Protection and Affordable Care (ACA) repeal bill to take place next week at the earliest.  White House ...

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 ...

ACG Governors in Washington D.C. Next Week

ACG Governors will be in Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill next week advocating for ACG members and GI patients.  The 2017 Fly-In will consist of two themes: improving preventive services and health insurance protections for patients, and reducing ...

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 ...

2016 Election Reflections: Summary and Potential Impact on ACG Members Moving Forward

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs The 2016 elections have come and gone.  Donald Trump will be the next United States President and Republicans will maintain control over the U.S. House and Senate.  What is the potential ...