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SEPTEMBER HR BRIEF

Reading Time: 3 minutes CTE PROGRAMS EARN $1.2 BILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING Career and technical education (CTE) programs earned a huge win in July when President Donald Trump re-enabled a major source of their funding. The bill President Trump signed reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act—last authorized in 2006—and amends the legislation to make its funds more …

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Kaiser Family Foundation compares proposals to replace the affordable care act

Reading Time: 1 minute WHATS IN A NAME? READ THE ACA NAME REPLACEMENT PROPOSALS The Kaiser Family Foundation released a comparison of several replacement proposals. Among them are: -The American Health Care Act, as passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2017 -The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 – Updated July 13, 2017 – The Affordable Care …

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Block Grants: What You Need to Know

Reading Time: 1 minute DOES THIS REPUBLICAN STRATEGY WORK? “Block grants” are the Republican solution to Medicaid spending, and they are now a key strategy for President Donald Trump’s health care plan.  Grant blocking is an old Republican strategy, originally pushed by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. This tactic may indicate how the Trump administration plans to tackle the …

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American Health Care Act: What Won’t Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes The bills that make up the AHCA were primarily focused on what changes would be made to existing ACA rules. Here are some items that would not change under the proposal. PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS The ACA mandate prohibiting insurers from denying or charging more for coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions would be preserved. COVERAGE FOR …

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House Republicans Legislation to Repeal and Replace the ACA

Reading Time: 2 minutes How does the new aCA Legislation affect you? On March 6, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee each released budget reconciliation bills. Update: On March 24, 2017, House Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It is unclear whether the bill might be rescheduled, and if …

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FUTURE OF CERTAIN ACA TAXES AND FEES

Reading Time: 6 minutes ACA TAXES AND FEES FOR 2017 Several steps have been taken in 2017 toward repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the introduction of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Although the AHCA was withdrawn by Republicans, Congress may choose to pursue another ACA repeal and replacement bill in the future. While the future of …

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December Benefits Scoop

Reading Time: 4 minutes 2016 Election and Compliance Issues Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, and Republicans have retained control of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Under President-elect Trump and the Republican-led houses of the U.S. Congress, it is likely that some changes will be made to the ACA …

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ACA and employer health plans under president trump

Reading Time: 2 minutes LET THE ACA DISMANTLING BEGIN! Here is what you need to know… President Donald Trump has made dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) one of the cornerstones of his administration. Steps have already been taken to begin the process. The initial steps, including an executive order issued by Trump, have no immediate impact on the …

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