Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels.

This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell and Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced legislation to require Medicare Part D plans to include drugs in six protected categories and classes in their plan formularies.

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments.  

This week, both Rhode Island and Connecticut created Special Enrollment Periods (SEP) for persons who did not sign up during the 2015 Open Enrollment period, but were impacted by the Individual Mandate in 2014 and Covered California announced that it signed up 500,000 new enrollees and saw 944,000 of its 2014 consumers renew coverage during the latest Open Enrollment period.

Join Us for a Webinar: "They Just Voted to ... What?" Understanding the New Georgia Regulations on Campaigns and Lobbying

In late March, The Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission will hold a hearing to review and approve new ethics and lobbying compliance and disclosure regulations. The approved changes will have significant impact on the rules that apply to Georgia lobbyists and candidates. Join members of McKenna Long & Aldridge’s Political Law team and Rick Thompson of R. Thompson & Associates for a comprehensive webinar addressing the new regulations on ethics and lobbying on Tuesday, March 31st from 12:30 - 2:00 pm ET .

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Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels.

This week, top Republicans released draft legislation to extend funding for CHIP and in Utah, Republican Governor Gary Herbert’s Medicaid expansion proposal did not come up for a vote in the House after it was passed by the Senate.

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments.

This week, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told lawmakers that her agency had no plans to “undo the massive damage” that would be caused by the Supreme Court ruling that Advance Premium Tax Credits cannot be distributed to enrollees in states with Federally-facilitated Marketplaces and the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority moved closer to creating a tax penalty Special Enrollment Period for the 2015 Plan Year.

Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up

Health Care Weekly Wrap-Up is our weekly look at developments affecting health care at the federal and state levels.

This week, the Obama administration announced that 11.4 million people nationwide had signed up health insurance through the ACA’s Marketplaces and CMS announced a new Special Enrollment Period for residents impacted by the “Individual Mandate” in HealthCare.gov states.

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments.

This week, CMS stated that it had sent out 1095-A forms to 800,000 Federally-facilitated Marketplace enrollees with incorrect information, released the highly anticipated 2016 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters final rule and Access Health CT’s board approved proposed 2016 Plan Designs for the Individual and SHOP Marketplaces.

Mike Klein Named To 2015 "Power 100 New York City" by City & State Magazine

MLA's Mike Klein has been named to the 2015 "Power 100 New York City" list by City & State Magazine.

“Mike's commitment to New York City is exemplified by the energy and acumen he brings to client engagements as well as by his civic and charitable initiative work in the community," said Ambassador Gordon Giffin, co-chair of the firm's Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs department. "We congratulate him on earning this well-deserved recognition."

Each year, City & State highlights 100 of New York City's most powerful leaders across industry sectors and politics. The rankings strive to reflect the movers and shakers that drive New York City’s agenda and are derived from off-the-record opinions from among the five boroughs' most savvy political insiders, reader nominations, and online polls.

Click here to read about Mike in City & State.

Former Colorado House of Representatives Majority Leader Amy Stephens Joins McKenna Long & Aldridge's Denver Office

Former Colorado House of Representatives Majority Leader Amy Stephens has joined McKenna Long & Aldridge’s Denver office as a managing director and will lead the Colorado Government Affairs practice.

Prior to joining McKenna Long, Stephens was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives for eight years where she was elected as House Majority Leader in 2010 and House Minority Caucus Chair in 2007. As a member of the Business Affairs, Judiciary, Health & Environment, Health Insurance & Human Services, and Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Oversight committees, she helped lead the debate on health care and its impact on businesses and organizations.

Stephens has been recognized as "Legislator of the Year" by numerous businesses and organizations in Colorado, including the Colorado Technology Association, Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Economic Development, Colorado Dairy Farmers Association, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB),

Colorado Women’s Chamber and Colorado Mental Health America. She has also been recognized as one of the "Five Rising Stars" of the Republican Party and "Colorado's Most Influential Women" by The Denver Post.

To read the full press release, please click here.

Topics: Colorado

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States

Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States update is our weekly report on Health Insurance Exchange developments.

This week, Marketplaces nationwide encouraged last-minute shoppers to sign up for healthcare before the close of Open Enrollment on February 15 and the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace's board voted to award a $7.2 million SHOP IT contract to hCentive.