More Changes to ACA from CMS

July 11, 2018

In the last week, two significant changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been made by the administration on risk-adjustment payments and funding for navigators.


Analysis on DOL’s Final AHP Rule

June 27, 2018

Following last week's publishing of a final rule on Association Health Plans, NSBA has analyzed the rule and detailed what it likely means for most small businesses.


DOL Published Final AHP Rule

June 20, 2018

The Department of Labor has unveiled final rules expanding Association Health Plans which would allow businesses to band together to buy health insurance, but could cause risk-selection problems.


Farm Bill Includes Funding for AHPs

May 23, 2018

Efforts continue to move Association Health Plans through Congress, most recently as part of the Farm Bill which ultimately fell short in the House of the required votes.


Senate Bill to Expand Medicare

May 16, 2018

New Senate legislation would create a Medicare health plan for all ages that would be offered in state and federal health exchanges, and the employer-sponsored market.


NSBA Comments on AHP Rule 

March 7, 2018

NSBA recently submitted comments on the administration's AHP proposal, highlighting the need for broad reform and ways to strengthen both AHPs and the overall health care market.


Reducing the Health Care Cost Burden

February 14, 2018

One year after Congress failed to address health care reform, "health care costs" is now the top issue that small businesses want Congress and the Administration to address. Despite that overwhelming sentiment from the small-business community, there appears to be little appetite in Congress to once again tackle a big health care reform bill. Instead, there may be more targeted efforts, and a number of private sector initiatives focused on getting these costs under control.