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Young to POTUS: Push Congress to End Medical Device Tax

Senator Todd Young on Thursday sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to push Congress to act quickly on the onerous medical device tax. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote on a medical device tax repeal bill as early as next week. If the bill passes the House it will head to the Senate. “In the [...]

2018-07-20T14:25:56+00:00July 20th, 2018|

Federal Relations: Health Care Price Transparency Sought; ACA Lawsuit Filed; Medical Device Tax Meeting Held

- Senator Todd Young is part of a bipartisan group of senators seeking feedback from the health care and patient communities as they develop legislation to improve price transparency in the health care market and lower costs. The senators are specifically seeking responses to a dozen questions ranging from regulatory barriers to big data to cash prices. “Real world [...]

2018-03-02T13:26:50+00:00March 2nd, 2018|

Walorski Pushes for New Repeal of Medical Device Tax; Ways and Means Committee Focuses on Obamacare Tax Relief

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) has brought forth legislation to suspend the medical device tax for five years. She joined Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) in co-authoring the bill, H.R. 4617, which would delay the implementation of the 2.3% tax that was originally created through the Affordable Care Act. In 2017, Congress delayed the tax for two years, but without intervention [...]

2017-12-20T12:16:39+00:00December 20th, 2017|

Donnelly Co-Sponsor of Chamber Policy Priority – Delaying Health Insurance Tax

Great news on a long-term policy priority for the Indiana Chamber! Introduced this week: A bill to delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Tax (HIT) until 2020 and to make the fees tax-deductible. As things currently stand, the tax would come into effect in early 2018 and bring with it increased health care costs. Senator [...]

2017-10-20T13:30:48+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Senate Health Care Reform – Act III

A bipartisan agreement has been reached in the Senate to help stabilize health care markets – from Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and ranking member Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). Among other things, the Alexander-Murray agreement would: fund cost-sharing reduction payments, which help lower consumers’ deductibles and co-pays, for two years; broaden the [...]

2017-10-20T13:28:42+00:00October 20th, 2017|

Trump Makes Own Moves on Health Care – What They Mean

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday in what was called the first steps in reforming the U.S. health care system. The executive order has three major directives. First, it directs the Secretary of Labor to consider expanding access to association health plans (AHPs). Second, it directs the Departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services [...]

2017-10-13T11:10:47+00:00October 13th, 2017|