Senators introduce ACA repeal legislation

On September 13, 2017, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller, and Ron Johnson introduced legislation to scrap many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while imposing funding caps on the traditional Medicaid program. The bill could become law under budget reconciliation rules that block a Senate filibuster. The bill could pass the Senate and House on a majority vote before September 30, 2017.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that it can’t comprehensively analyze the bill’s potentially adverse impact on health insurance premiums and coverage until next month. Congress will be acting this month based on a preliminary CBO analysis expected to show long-term federal budget savings. [More]

Hurricane Harvey Relief: Public Consulting Group Employees Give over $300,000 with 2-for-1 PCG Match

Boston, MA, September 12, 2017 – Public Consulting Group (PCG) supports the communities in which it works. The Company announced today that 506 of its employees, more than a quarter of its worldwide staff, donated $100,548 to support victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
PCG matched those donations 2-for-1 to increase the company’s total support for Harvey relief to $301,644, PCG chief executive and founder William Mosakowski said.
PCG employees elected to support the American Red Cross, Americares, and Compudoc, a Texas organization working to establish Internet-connected computer workstations so displaced Texans facing Harvey damage can promptly file insurance claims. [More]

Governors outline market stabilization strategy

On August 30, 2017, a bipartisan coalition of Governors issued a letter to Congress on steps needed to restore stability and affordability in coverage to 22 million Americans served through individual health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Governors’ letter sets the stage for testimony before a US Senate committee on September 7, 2017, by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Utah Governor Gary Herbert, and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. [More]