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A New Era of Charitable Contributions

A recent article in Governing Daily indicates that the recent tax law “could result in a $1 billion blow to social services.” This is a potentially huge loss of income for nonprofits organizations, many of whom serve abused and neglected children within the child protection system. The article indic...

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Twenty state attorneys general file federal lawsuit claiming elimination of mandate penalty renders the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional

On Monday, February 26, 2018, twenty states, led by the attorneys general of Texas and Wisconsin, sued officials of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), alleging that the law revoking the penalty aspect of the ACA’s individual mandate rendere...

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Kentucky governor files lawsuit in defense of Medicaid work requirement

On February 23, 2018, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky requesting that the court uphold the state’s newly imposed Medicaid work requirement. The lawsuit was filed in response to the lawsuit previously filed in the U.S. Distr...

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GAO recommends improved Medicaid waiver evaluations

On February 20, 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report recommending changes in federal policies and procedures governing state-operated Medicaid demonstration waiver projects. These projects represent the leading edge in state Medicaid innovation as well as over $109 bill...

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New federal grant opportunity to support state efforts to strengthen the private health insurance market

On February 5, 2018, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) released a new Notice of Funding Opportunity to support states as they implement several of the market reforms and consumer protections under Title I of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This grant program is a fol...

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Administration budget proposal includes health care changes

The administration released its budget proposal on February 12, 2018. As expected, the proposal includes a number of changes related to health care. The budget plan revives the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal, with a proposal similar to the Graham Cassidy Heller Johnson bill. Specifically, the budg...

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Insights and suggested activities for State Flexibility Grant Program applications

The State Flexibility to Stabilize the Market Grant Program (“State Flexibility Grant Program”) was developed to support states as they implement several of the market reforms and consumer protections under Title I of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This new funding opportunity builds upon many of th...

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Federal departments put out proposed rule to expand access to short-term health plans that are not ACA-compliant

On February 20, 2018, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly promulgated a proposed rule on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance (STLDI) plans. The proposed regulatory changes seek to carry out the dir...

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U.S. District Court in Missouri invalidates Final Rule of CMS dealing with reduction of disproportionate-share payments

On February 13, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Brian Wimes in Missouri ruled that a CMS final rule that would require Missouri Hospitals’ DSH allotments to be reduced by any Medicare or commercial insurance was invalid. This ruling is one of several decisions in an ongoing battle by states in respo...

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President Signs Bipartisan Budget Act

On February 9, 2018, President Trump signed H.R. 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The new law reauthorizes federal funding for many health programs, modifies scheduled reductions in Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotments to states, tightens third party liability (TPL) bill...

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