NSBA Briefing Call on COVID-19

March 11, 2020

On Monday, March 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, NSBA held a briefing call on the coronavirus and what it means for your small business. On the call, NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken joined NSBA Chair of Health and Human Resources Robert Shea, an attorney with the national employment...

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COVID-19 Update: New Poll & Briefing Call

March 11, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread in the U.S. causing concern about both its health and economic implications . While the White House has called for a payroll tax cut, House Democrats have rejected such a plan and instead are planning to roll-out a framework of their own proposal sometime...

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New HRA Rules in Effect

January 4, 2020

Late last week, President Trump announce the release of final rules that will ease restrictions on health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) starting in 2020.

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House Passes Bill to Lower Drug Prices

December 18, 2019

On Dec. 12, the House legislation which would grant HHS the authority to negotiate prescription drug prices in an effort to drive down the high costs of prescription drugs.

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Drug Price Bill Introduced

July 25, 2019

The Senate Finance Committee has finally unveiled its long-awaited legislation on drug prices, and the bill includes a slew of changes across Medicare and Medicaid. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently introduced a chairman’s mark, the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA)...

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House to Vote on Cadillac Tax Repeal

July 17, 2019

The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACAs) excise tax on high-cost health plans, a priority for congressional Democrats. Introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), the repeal bill—the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 (H.R. 748) — has bipartisan...

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Trump Announces New HRA Rules

June 19, 2019

Late last week, President Trump announce the release of final rules that will ease restrictions on health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) starting in 2020.

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Court Blocks AHP Expansion

April 3, 2019

Last week, a U.S. District Judge blocked the administration's proposed rule to expand Association Health Plans, citing the rule's definition of "employer" was unlawful.

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Trump Backs ACA Elimination

April 3, 2019

In a recent court filing, the administration urged full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, while Trump said he will not press for a vote on a replacement until after the 2020 elections.

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