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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. On September 13, 2017, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham, Bill ...

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The Demands of Foster Care

With increasing regularity, there is comment by publication, news article or editorial about the need for foster parents. Why? Because foster parents are an important partner of the child protection system; they provide care and safety to children who are unable to remain in their home environment. ...

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Developments in Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers

Progress has continued on state efforts to secure Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers. Oregon submitted a waiver application at the end of August, seeking support for a state-based reinsurance program, and that application has since been determined complete. Iowa submitted two recent updates to it...

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Balance billing – a new report on recent efforts by state

PCG subject matter experts recently completed a survey report entitled “Balance Billing: Report of Recent Efforts to Protect Consumers . ” The practice of balance billing is historically commonplace, but increased scrutiny on rising out of pocket health care costs is driving efforts to provide great...

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Improving outcomes with data and financial incentives around the world

Data driven decision making, long the norm in the private sector, is becoming prevalent in the public sector. This is true not only here at home, but also around the world as many countries grapple with how to improve outcomes while living within constrained budgets. Evidence-based policy making, us...

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Congress takes steps to reauthorize CHIP

On October 4, 2017, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee approved a bill that would reauthorize federal funding through FFY 2022 for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a program that currently serves over nine million low-income children. New funding authorization for CHIP expired on Septe...

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Legislators Tour PCG Public Partnership’s Multi-Lingual Call Center

SEATTLE — Washington state lawmakers representing the state’s most ethnically diverse legislative district in the state recently toured PCG Public Partnership’s Multi-Lingual Call Center, learning more about the variety of language services available to Washington state agencies. “Helping people is ...

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Bipartisan Support for Child Protection Improvements Act Passes in the Senate

On October 16, 2017, the Child Protection Improvements Act (S. 705) was introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Al Franken (D-MN) and was passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. This bill amends the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background ch...

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Bipartisan ACA stabilization plan emerges in Senate

On October 17, 2017, U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) announced an agreement in principle on a bipartisan bill that is under consideration within the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. If enacted, the bill would... On October 17, 2017, U.S. Senato...

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Major Health Policy Developments coming out of the Federal Administration

While Congressional efforts to change or repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to be stalled, the federal administration announced two significant health policy developments at the end of last week – an Executive Order aimed at promoting access to plans not subject to ...

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