ADEA Washington Update

ACA Replacement Promises “Access,” Not Guaranteed Coverage

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In a mid-January interview with the Washington Post , then President-elect Donald Trump affirmed that he wanted the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to be replaced with a plan that includes “insurance for everybody.” “There was a philosop

White House Continues to Support Cadillac Insurance Tax

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The White House has made clear it still supports the so-called Cadillac tax on expensive, employer-sponsored health insurance plans. The 40% tax would be applied to any amount exceeding $10,200 for an individual annual premium and $27,500 for

Census Bureau Reports Americans Without Health Insurance Drops in 2015

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A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the number of Americans without health insurance dropped from 33 million to 29 million between 2014 and 2015, a decrease that analysts have attributed almost exclusively to the Affordable C

Supreme Court Upholds Tax Subsidies in Federally Established Health Insurance Exchanges

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On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (Court) in a 6-3 decision handed down a ruling in  King v. Burwell (King). The case centered on four words in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): “established by the state.”

Supreme Court Case Hinges on the Meaning of Four Words in the ACA

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 4 in King v. Burwell, a case crucial to the survival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case challenges the validity of tax subsidies for consumers who buy their health insurance through exchanges run by the federal government rather than exchanges “established by the State.”

Rep. Ryan: GOP Must Have “Contingency Plan” if Supreme Court Guts ACA

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Republicans must prepare alternative legislation in case the Supreme Court guts a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), said Rep. Paul Ryan (WI), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the chamber’s top tax-writing panel.

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Validity of Tax Subsidies in Federal Health Exchanges

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In March, the Supreme Court will hear King v. Burwell, which will decide whether it is legal to give tax breaks to people who buy health insurance in the 37 states where the federal government runs the exchange.

Oklahoma Asks Supreme Court to Hear State’s Challenge to ACA Insurance Subsidies

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the state’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) insurance subsidies requirement when the court hears arguments in King v. Burwell, No. 14-114 (U.S. Nov. 7, 2014).
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