Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD wraps up Congress’ 2017—and looks at what’s ahead for early-2018—in her last legislative update of the year. All eyes over the last several weeks have been on tax reform. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is now signed into law and will take effect on January 1, 2018. Nevertheless, some specifically […]
The latest health care legislation on Capitol Hill, reviewed by Marilyn Singelton, MD, JD. Two Temporary Health Care Measures On October 18, 2017, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) release their draft of the Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017. The bill’s purpose is to stabilize individual market premiums for the 2018 and 2019 […]
The latest legislative update from Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD: It has been quiet on the health care scene since the epic fail of the Senate’s half-hearted attempt to pass a “repeal and replace” healthcare bill. On May 4, 2017 the House passed the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). The vote was initially scheduled […]
Last week Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD dissected AHCA. This week she looks at other health care related legislation under consideration on Capitol Hill. With the firing of James Comey, hundreds of federal judges to be confirmed, the creation of a new health care bill, and tax reform, it is likely that many of these […]
In this edition of Legislative Update, Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD dissects AHCA. We know what’s in the House version, but what will the Senate come up with? The American Health Care Act, H.R. 1628—passed by the House with one vote to spare on May 4—is a budget reconciliation bill that is part of the 2017 […]
“Beware of the Ides of March as both parties slowly kill us all off!” ~Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD reports on the latest battles in health care legislation on Capitol Hill. Revisions to the ACA Revisions to the ACA continued to pile in even as the “repeal and replace” was in progress. What was on their […]
As we enter the second month of the 115th Congress, Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD is out with her review of the latest medical care related proposals on Capitol Hill, from full ACA repeal to Medicare for all and everything in between. Full Repeal of the Affordable Care Act On January 9, 2017, H.R. 370, […]
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD is back with her first legislative update for the 115th Congress. The 115th United States Congress has convened with the introduction of numerous health care bills. Most bills we looked at last year have “died in a previous Congress.” Bills are not carried forward from Congress to Congress. They have two years to make […]
Letter to NJ GOP Senators Re: Opposition to A1952/S1285 Dear Honorable Senator, As General Counsel for the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, I alert you to an ominous threat to patients and the free market in our New Jersey state legislature. Several Democrat legislators have introduced A1952/S1285, which is price-control legislation to unfairly target life-saving […]
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill.
It was a slow summer as our Congresspersons took their highly coveted 7-week vacation.
Even as premiums skyrocket and ACA co-ops fail, health care reform has been below the fold during much of this presidential campaign.