On May 15, the American Medical Association (AMA) urged Senate leaders to keep in mind patients at risk of losing their insurance coverage. "Significant changes to the ACA or Medicaid program potentially threaten the ability for millions of Americans to obtain and retain coverage. It is these citizens, constituents, and patients who should be at the center of this debate," wrote AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD.
A federal judge has blocked the proposed Aetna-Humana merger citing antitrust concerns.
The process to repeal the Affordable Care Act has begun. While Republicans have been unified in their call to repeal President Barack Obama's signature healthcare legislation, the steps forward to "replace" that coverage for nearly 20 million Americans have not enjoyed such singular clarity. On Thursday, Jan. 12, the U.S. Senate voted on a budget measure that put procedures in place to begin dismantling ACA. The U.S. House followed with a vote on Friday. While the votes were cast largely along party lines, a number of Republican senators and representatives have expressed concern over repealing the act without having a replacement in place. President-elect Donald Trump also has called for simultaneous repeal and replace.
Nation's largest association of physicians calls on Congress to carefully consider 'replace' before 'repeal' to ensure no loss of coverage and access to care.
A federal court injunction on impending overtime changes has put a temporary halt to the new rule that was set to go into effect Dec. 1. Sen. Lamar Alexander's reaction to this court ruling is below:
Federal courts on Monday began hearing the trial in a lawsuit against the proposed $54 billion merger between health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna. The suit was filed in July by the U.S. Department of Justice and numerous state Attorneys General, including the Attorney General of the State of Tennessee.
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