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Arch Apple Financial Services

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 days ago

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  • Grasping For The Middle Ground On Obamacare

    Source: Kaiser Health News Joel Hay, a professor at the University of Southern California, describes his political views as “conservative, free market.” But in a counterintuitive twist, his proposal to fix the Affordable Care Act would expand the largest source of public health coverage in the country: Medicaid. Hay, who specializes in health policy and […]

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  • Can Drug Companies Be Shamed Into Lowering Prices?

    Source: The Fiscal Times The pharmaceutical industry for years has fended off calls for government to controls prices despite the growing uproar over soaring prescription drug costs., Time and again, Big PhRMA’s well-financed lobbying team blocked proposals for government controls at the federal and state levels. Most recently, they waged a $100 million campaign to […]

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  • Future of ACA Subsidies is in Limbo, Awaiting Trump Decision

    Source: San Francisco Chronicle Buoyed by Congress’ failed attempt last week to replace the Affordable Care Act, California officials, health advocates and insurance executives are pressing forward on a new phase of resistance against GOP efforts to weaken the health care law. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones sent a letter Wednesday to the White House […]

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  • Democrats Seek to Resolve Health Payments on Spending Bill

    Source: The New York Times Democrats are up in arms over President Donald Trump’s threats to deny payments to health insurers under Barack Obama’s health care law. Party leaders want the issue addressed in the current talks on the spending bill to keep the government open. The bill is due at the end of the […]

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  • How Trump Insurance Changes Could Affect Coverage Next Year

    Source: ABC News A much tighter sign-up deadline and coverage delays will be waiting for some health insurance customers now that President Donald Trump’s administration has finished a plan designed to stabilize shaky insurance markets. Shoppers will have a shorter time period to choose a 2018 plan and a harder time enrolling outside that window […]

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  • Trump Dangles Obamacare Payments to Force Dems to the Table

    Source: Politico President Donald Trump wants to use a key Obamacare subsidy program as leverage to draw Democrats to the negotiating table on health care, three administration officials with knowledge of Trump’s thinking told POLITICO. Trump could deliver an immediate and fatal blow to the Obamacare marketplaces if he scraps the subsidy program, worth an […]

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  • HHS: Administration undecided on cost-sharing subsidies

    Although reports have suggested HHS would continue cost-sharing subsidies while a lawsuit is pending, an HHS spokeswoman said Tuesday that the Trump administration has yet to make a final decision regarding the payments, which help insurers reduce out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers. AHIP spokeswoman Kristine Grow called for more certainty, saying, “As plans make decisions […]

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  • Author unravels drivers of our high-cost health system

    The US health care system makes it more profitable for drug companies to provide lifetime treatments rather than one-time cures for disease, and “sticky pricing” propels unreasonably high drug prices, said Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, author of the book, “An American Sickness.” On the hospital side, Rosenthal says consolidation is driving up prices, and she advises […]

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  • HHS to continue funding ACA subsidies for insurers

    HHS said it will continue to pay cost-sharing subsidies to insurers to compensate them for discounts they are required to offer certain low-income people under the Affordable Care Act. House Republicans have called the subsidies unlawful because they were not approved by Congress. The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (4/10)

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  • Republican plans for health care replace ACA as focus of public concern

    President Donald Trump campaigned on repealing the Affordable Care Act, but public focus has now shifted away from problems with the ACA to concerns about the Republican legislation developed to dismantle parts of the law. Among top concerns are the GOP proposal to charge higher premiums to older adults and Medicaid changes that could leave […]

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  • Congress takes up retirement disclosure proposal

    Congress has begun work on the Lifetime Income Disclosure Act, a bipartisan measure that requires workplace retirement plans to give participants estimates of what retirement income their account balances would produce through an annuity. PlanSponsor.com (4/7)

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  • ACA: Death by 1,000 Cuts?

    Jay Hancock on California Healthline contends that the Trump Administration wasn’t successful in their first attempt at ACA repeal and replace, but they are now discussing changes that could affect a wider net of employment-based policies and Medicare coverage for seniors. Hancock says what’s going on in Washington might touch you and your clients in […]

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  • While Washington Fiddles, Calif. Leaders Forge Ideas For Universal Health Care

    Source: Kaiser Health News As the nation’s Republican leaders huddle to reconsider their plans to “repeal and replace” the nation’s health law, advocates for universal health coverage press on in California, armed with renewed political will and a new set of proposals. Organized labor and two lawmakers are leading the charge for a single, government-financed […]

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  • Trump vows to continue to push forward with ACA repeal

    President Donald Trump is still working to strike a deal that will allow him to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, meeting Sunday with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a leading critic of the failed GOP health care legislation, to discuss policy. Trump reaffirmed his intention to move forward with a new health care strategy […]

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  • What Next for Obamacare?

    You heard the president. He said Obamacare was going to fail. It’s already failing. He doesn’t want it to fail. But it will fail. He said so. Alas, the president says a lot of things. A quick consensus has emerged regarding what will happen now that Obamacare remains “the law of the land,” in the […]

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  • Ryan: Cost-sharing subsidies will continue, but lawsuit may proceed

    House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday that the administration would continue to fund cost-sharing subsidies, calling plans regarding a lawsuit challenging the subsidies “unresolved,” though he suggested it was unlikely to be dropped. AHIP spokeswoman Kristine Grow said insurers need more certainty that subsidies will be available through the full year to avoid premium […]

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  • Commentary: Critical-illness insurance can protect savings

    A critical-illness insurance policy can help “bridge the gap” in health coverage, writes Rod Rishel of AIG Consumer Insurance. Such policies offer a lump-sum payment that can help guard retirement savings and also provide continuity for small businesses, Rishel writes. ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (3/28)

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  • Survey: Young workers like automatic features in retirement plans

    Millennials younger than 30 are supporters of 401(k)-plan features that take effect automatically, a survey by J.P. Morgan Asset Management found. They approve of target-date funds and other qualified default investment alternatives, as well as features that automatically enroll workers in defined-contribution plans and automatically increase contributions. PlanAdviser.com (3/29)

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  • Price weighs in on essential health benefits, mandate

    HHS Secretary Tom Price indicated support for Republican efforts to unravel the Affordable Care Act in an appearance before House appropriators on Wednesday, although he also said the individual mandate is the law, and his department will uphold it. Price suggested essential health benefits could be a target for lowering coverage costs, and he did […]

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  • Senators consider Medicaid overhaul

    Some Senate Republicans are reportedly discussing Medicaid reform separately from an Affordable Care Act replacement, which would allow them to use the reconciliation process to avoid the threat of a filibuster and would clear the way for bills changing the tax code. Axios (4/6)

Arch Apple Financial Services

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Arch Apple Financial Services

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  • Democrats ask Trump to keep ACA stable

    Five Senate Democrats who serve on the chamber’s health committee sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him not to take actions to weaken the Affordable Care Act, specifically calling on him to oppose or push congressional Republicans to drop a pending lawsuit targeting cost-sharing subsidies. The Democrats also asked that public outreach efforts […]

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  • Pence proposes allowing states to roll back essential health benefits

    In an effort to find consensus on health care policy, Vice President Mike Pence proposed allowing states to apply for waivers to the Affordable Care Act’s essential health benefits and the community rating regulation, which prevents sick enrollees from being charged more for coverage. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, noted […]

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Congress isn’t done with health care policy, Republicans say

    House Republicans, including members of the conservative Freedom Caucus who blocked progress of the American Health Care Act last week, said Tuesday they will continue working to unravel and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., also said Congress must take immediate action to stabilize markets because insurers must soon […]

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  • Companies lean toward keeping ACA provisions regardless of health policy

    A Willis Towers Watson survey of 666 employers found that most companies were more than three times as likely to retain unlimited lifetime health care benefits as they were to bring back lifetime limits regardless of whether applicable Affordable Care Act provisions are scaled back. Respondents were also six times more likely to cover contraception […]

Arch Apple Financial Services

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  • Survey: Parents are biggest influence on kids’ financial habits

    A T. Rowe Price survey finds that children’s financial habits are formed before high school and that parents’ financial dealings are the main influence. Parents who let children manage money and discuss finances offer real-life grounding, the survey shows, while parents who have trouble financially tend to pass that on to the next generation. ThinkAdvisor […]

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