Health Care Reform

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Health Care Reform

Recent developments regarding health care reform implementation including information about changes to the private health insurance market, Medicaid, and the health care delivery system that impact occupational therapy
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, September 22, 2017

    Arizona Republic: Sen. John McCain will vote against Graham-Cassidy health-care bill On Friday afternoon, Sen. John McCain announced that he would vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill championed by his good friend Sen. Lindsey Graham, saying that the...
  • Health Care Still In Flux

    Health care reform efforts are, surprisingly, back on the front burner on Capitol Hill. Action in the Senate is expected next week. At this time, the outcome is unclear with most Republicans supporting and many advocates, including AOTA, expressing grave...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, September 15, 2017

    Charleston Post and Courier: South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says his new health care plan is ‘best and only chance’ to repeal Obamacare “Repeal and replace” was revived this week – and it looks like it might have a...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, September 8, 2017

    Washington Post: There’s one Obamacare repeal bill left standing. Here’s what’s in it. Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Dean Heller of Nevada think there’s a chance they can push through...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, September 1, 2017

    The AOTA policy staff consumes health care journalism every day to help inform our advocacy for the profession. Keeping up with the press coverage of post-election health care policy developments – much of it describing speculation, rumor and innuendo...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, August 18, 2017

    AP: New life for Medicaid after GOP’s health care debacle “It may not equal Social Security and Medicare as a “third rail” program that politicians touch at their own risk, yet Medicaid seems to have gotten stronger after the...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, August 11, 2017

    New York Times: Facing Trump Subsidy Cuts, Health Insurance Officials Seek a Backup Plan The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its summer national meeting in Philadelphia this week. State regulators got to talk to each other...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, August 4, 2017

    The AOTA policy staff consumes health care journalism every day to help inform our advocacy for the profession. Keeping up with the press coverage of post-election health care policy developments – much of it describing speculation, rumor and innuendo...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips: "Skinny Repeal" Edition, July 28, 2017

    The AOTA policy staff consumes health care journalism every day to help inform our advocacy for the profession. Keeping up with the press coverage of post-election health care policy developments – much of it describing speculation, rumor and innuendo...
  • Wrapping Up the Senate Health Care Debate

    The days-long health care debate in the Senate built to a dramatic finale that played out early Friday morning. The GOP effort to repeal (and possibly replace) the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed in the Senate, 49-51. AOTA policy staff members followed...
  • The Senate Health Care Debate

    AOTA’s policy staff is following the Senate health care debate closely. (I can barely peel my eyes away from news of the days-long debate on the Senate floor!) What’s happened so far? On Tuesday afternoon, Vice President Mike Pence...
  • Watch video clips from a House committee hearing on the therapy cap

    As legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act makes its way through Congress, congressional committees are starting to shape a policy on the therapy cap. Right now there are discussions on a permanent fix, and AOTA is advancing our ongoing advocacy...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips for July 14, 2017

    The AOTA policy staff consumes health care journalism every day to help inform our advocacy for the profession. Keeping up with the press coverage of post-election health care policy developments – much of it describing speculation, rumor and innuendo...
  • ACA v. BCRA: What's in the updated Senate bill?

    The U.S. Senate appears to be gearing up to vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a bill that would advance the GOP’s longstanding promise to repeal the health care reform law enacted in 2010. This summary incorporates the new provisions...
  • Watch clips from a Capitol Hill briefing on the value of rehab and hab

    On June 27, AOTA joined 60 coalition partners for a briefing and series of meetings with congressional staff members about the value of rehabilitation and habilitation. Click on the speakers’ names to see short clips of their remarks: U...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, July 7, 2017

    New York Times: Health Bill Does Not ‘Cut’ Medicaid Spending, Republicans Argue If you are expecting a certain amount of funding in the future, and then find out you’ll be getting less than you were originally promised, is that a...
  • Action on the Hill Tomorrow: Watch a Livestream!

    As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on their health care bill this week, AOTA will be on Capitol Hill urging them to preserve rehabilitation and habilitation. Tomorrow, June 27, 2017, we will join 60 coalition partners for a briefing and series of meetings...
  • ACA v. BCRA: What's in the Senate bill?

    The U.S. Senate is poised to vote this week on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a bill that would advance the GOP’s longstanding promise to repeal the health care reform law enacted in 2010. For the most part, the BCRA follows the outline...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, June 23, 2017

    Kaiser Health News Repeal & Replace Watch: Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support The Senate is poised to vote next week on their version of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, June 9, 2017: What is the Senate doing? Edition

    The AOTA policy staff consumes health care journalism every day to help inform our advocacy for the profession. Keeping up with the press coverage of post-election health care policy developments – much of it describing speculation, rumor and innuendo...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, May 26, 2017

    New York Times: G.O.P. Health Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in a Decade, C.B.O Says On Wednesday the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that passed the House earlier...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, May 12, 2017

    KHN Repeal & Replace Watch: Why Blue States Might Ditch Beloved Obamacare Protections The American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House last week and is now in the Senate’s hands. The AHCA leaves it up to the states whether to keep the...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, May 5, 2017

    Associated Press: Joyful House Republicans vote to repeal reviled ‘Obamacare’ The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday, six weeks and several amendments after pulling it from the floor without...
  • ACA v. AHCA Comparison Updated With Information about New Amendments

    Is Affordable Care Act repeal and replace nigh? It looks like proponents of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Obamacare repeal bill that was pulled from the House floor in March, might be getting close to the votes they need to pass their bill...
  • Health Care Reform Press Clips, April 28, 2017

    Roll Call: McCarthy: No Health Care Vote Friday or Saturday There was a flurry of reports this week that the House GOP “repeal and replace” bill that was pulled from the House floor last month might soon get another chance after an influential...