Trump Administration Releases Proposed FY 2020 Budget: Blueprint for Congress

On Monday, as required by law, the Trump Administration released its proposed FY 2020 federal government budget.  The budget is a draft proposal, or “blueprint,” for Congress to consider as lawmakers debate and finalize appropriations for ...

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 ...

Tax reform and the impact on ACG members and GI practices: what you should know

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council This week, Republican leaders in the U.S. House and Senate pushed through major reforms in the U.S. tax code.  The votes in both the House and Senate were along party ...

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 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: 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 ...