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 ...

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: 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: 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 ...

First Confirmation Hearing for Potential HHS Secretary

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a contentious confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department ...