Week in Brief

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) And Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR.) Introduces The KIDS Act to Extend Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


September 19

ACA Subsidies: Trump Administration Makes September Subsidy Payments Under The Affordable Care Act (ACT), But Says No Final Decisions Have Been Made About The Future Of CSR Payments.


September 18

CHIP Reauthorization: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) And Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR.) Introduce The Keeping Kids’ Insurance Dependable and Secure (KIDS) Act (S.1827), Legislation To Extend The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) For Five Years.

Health Care Reform: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Budget Committee Ranking Member John Yarmuth (D-KY) and Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Send Letter To the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) To Request A Full Assessment Of The Graham-Cassidy Legislation.

September 20

Health Care Reform: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) States That the Senate Will Vote On The Graham-Cassidy Bill, Which Would Turn Federal Health Insurance Funding Into Block Grants For States.


Department of Health and Human Services

September 20

Innovation Center: CMS Innovation Center Announces a Request for Information on Testing Various Models.

September 21

ONC Health IT Certification Program: Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Announces Updates Concerning Certification Criteria and Announces Enforcement Discretion for Randomized Surveillance.

Federal Trade Commission

September 20

Health Care Reform: Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Terrell McSweeny Calls for More Competition in the Health Care Marketplace.


Congressional Hearings/Markups


Senate Finance Committee
Hearing To Consider The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal
• September 25, 2017 | 2:00p.m.
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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