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Legislators Look to Slash ACA Cadillac Tax

January 29, 2019

House lawmakers introduced legislation this week in a new attempt to repeal the Cadillac tax, the Affordable Care Act's tax on high-cost health plans that has been a continuing pain point for employers. Read More

Las Vegas Valley Hospitals’ Price Lists Require Decoder Ring

January 24, 2019

If you need an “ICD PRTCTA DR US MR BCP” procedure at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, the charge will be $100,000. If, instead, you’re destined for a “Card perf spect mlt with and without wm/ef” at Valley Hospital Medical Center, it will run $15,917. Read More

Proposed Changes Could Raise Individual and Group Premiums

January 22, 2019

A seemingly minor change included in the Administration’s proposed rule setting Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace standards for 2020 would raise premiums for at least 7.3 million marketplace consumers by cutting their premium tax credits. These higher premiums — for example, $196 more annually for a family of four with income of $80,000 — would cause 100,000 people to drop marketplace coverage each year, according to the Administration’s own estimates. Read More

Pelosi Health Care Strategy

January 22, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. "Medicare for all" will get hearings. Read More