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Trump Picks Supreme Court Nominee

President Donald Trump announced his pick to replace Justice Kennedy on Monday evening, July 9. He selected 53-year-old Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court, pending Congressional approval.

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Executive Order on Healthcare
Executive Order on Healthcare

On Thursday, Oct. 12, President Donald Trump made two decisions that signal significant changes to healthcare.

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ACA Bipartisan Compromise: Update 10/19
ACA Bipartisan Compromise: Update 10/19

Oct. 17, 2017 ... HELP Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash) have released a bipartisan compromise to restore funding for subsidies that help low income Americans with out-of-pocket health insurance costs while giving states more flexibility in ACA implementation. On Oct. 19, Alexander and Murray announced 24 bipartisan co-sponsors.

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Updates from HELP Hearings
Updates from HELP Hearings
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HELP Committee's Bipartisan Effort Stalls

Sept. 19 statement from Senate HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on bipartisan health insurance stabilization indicates work has stalled.

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AHA Letter to the Senate Regarding AHCA Deliberations

The American Hospital Association has sent a letter to the U.S. Senate outlining the organization's hope that healthcare deliberations keep coverage at the center of the conversation for patients and the providers who care for them.

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Attention Now Turns to the Senate for Healthcare Reform

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.

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Actuaries Examine How Changes to ACA Market Rules Would Affect Risk Adjustment

Proposals to alter the market rules applying to the individual and small group health insurance markets would likely require changing the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) risk adjustment program, the American Academy of Actuaries said in an issue brief published today.

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Op-Ed: Moving Forward with Healthcare Reform
Op-Ed: Moving Forward with Healthcare Reform

Discussions about repealing, replacing or repairing the ACA continue as legislators from both sides of the aisle grapple with accessibility and affordability. Nashville Medical News is pleased to share the ideas and opinions of two of our U.S. Representatives from Middle Tennessee on the issue.

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LHC in D.C.
LHC in D.C.

With ACA repeal and replace in full swing, Leadership Health Care continues the streak of planning the annual trek to Washington, D.C. at pivotal moments impacting the healthcare industry.

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UPDATED: AHCA Off for Now

House Republicans have begun the process to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. While many are still combing through the details of the American Health Care Act, reaction is beginning to flow in.

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The Three R's of Healthcare Reform: Repeal, Replace, Repair
The Three R's of Healthcare Reform: Repeal, Replace, Repair

AHIP's Marilyn Tavenner and AHA's Rick Pollack recently addressed federal reform efforts as the president and legislators grapple with repealing, replacing or repairing the country's healthcare system.

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Council's Annual Wall Street Panel Looks at Predictions for an Unpredictable Year
Council's Annual Wall Street Panel Looks at Predictions for an Unpredictable Year

The day before Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the Nashville Health Care Council welcomed 650 members to hear top investment analysts discuss 2017 predictions for the healthcare industry at the annual "Wall Street's View on Prospects for the Health Care Industry" program.

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2017: A Year of Uncertainty ... and Opportunity
2017: A Year of Uncertainty ... and Opportunity

PwC's Health Research Institute looks at areas of interest to the industry in 2017 starting with the looming questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act.

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AMA Releases Letter to Congressional Leaders on Reform of Healthcare System

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.

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As Healthcare Evolves, We Must Address Challenges - and Preserve Our Progress

An important Open Enrollment deadline is quickly approaching. Tomorrow, December 15, is the last day to apply on HealthCare.gov for healthcare coverage beginning January 1, 2017.

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Open Enrollment Launch

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment begins Tuesday, Nov. 1 with a festive event to encourage uninsured Tennesseans to get covered and others to re-enroll. Mayor Megan Barry, Tennessee Titan David Bass and enrollment navigation specialists will be at the launch at East Park Community Center. Open enrollment continues through Jan. 31, 2017.

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