Undermining the ACA - Pulse Playlist
A new federal rule dramatically undermines elements of the Affordable Care Act. Known as the “Benefit and Payment Parameters Rule of 2019," it is the first annual CMS Omnibus rule out of the Trump Administration. Changes in the Rule impact Essential Health Benefits, Medical Loss Ratios, Navigators, and more.
President Trump has signed an Executive Order forcing low income recipients of Medicaid, food assistance, and housing assistance to work or lose benefits. It’s called the “Reducing Poverty in America” Order. Agencies now have to reply with their plans.
The long-standing, bipartisan Farm Bill has just become politically polarized. With the addition of strict work requirements for SNAP benefits, the bill has just passed the House Agriculture Committee on partisan lines. It now heads to the House. Retailers, industry associations and health advocates oppose the bill.
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