House GOP Health Care Showdown on Thursday The House is expected to vote Thursday on the GOP ‘repeal and replace’ legislation, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).  It is still uncertain whether there are enough votes to pass the legislation, the American * Health Care Act....

Top 100 Hospitals Names by Truven Truven Health Analytics has released its annual study identifying the 100 Top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance. The annual five-year trend analysis found significant improvement for U.S. hospitals on a number of key quality measures, such as...

ACA Repeal/Replace/Repair Moves Forward This Week Barring even more unforeseen turmoil in GOP ranks, the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees are likely to mark up ACA repeal and replace legislation this week.  Proposed bills have not yet been released for public review...

House GOP ACA Replacement Plan Leaked; Governors Push Back; Mayors Weigh In Too A draft House Republican Obamacare repeal bill that leaked out late last week would dismantle the healthcare subsidies and eliminate Medicaid expansion. The legislation, which we are told is a 2-week-old version, would...

New Administration Moves to Stabilize Health Insurance Markets CMS formally submitted a proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget last week, which is focused on stabilizing the ACA markets. Details are expected to be made public this week. Limited information is available on OMB’s...

ACA Repeal, Replace, Repair Plans Raise Serious Concerns Among GOP Leaders Someone recorded the private session of GOP lawmakers’ retreat last week in Philadelphia and much of the discussion centered around the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.  Reports says GOP legislators appear to be concerned about...

Trump Issues First Executive Order To Change the Affordable Care Act In his first executive order, President Trump on Friday evening directed government agencies to scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible. The one-page order (click here to read), which Mr....

The Repeal of the Affordable Care Act – A Perspective The GOP controlled Congress is just weeks away from repealing the Affordable Care Act. The House followed the Senate late last week and passed legislation that puts the end of Obamacare in sight. What does this...

OBAMACARE REPEAL UPDATE: Growing Number of GOP Senators Don’t Want “Repeal and Delay” What’s significant about this growing group of GOP senators is that, if they want, they can thwart the immediate repeal of Obamacare. Republicans have 52 senators, so losing three or four of them would...

GOP To Move Quickly on Obamacare Repeal; Obama Plots Health Care Strategy on the Hill Tomorrow There were a number of significant developments impacting the future of Federal health policies over the holidays: This NY Times story lays out the GOP’s repeal timetable. Click here. President Obama is...