Bloomberg BNA Sheds Light On Key Health-Care Policy Trends Associated With Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Bloomberg BNA Sheds Light On Key Health-Care Policy Trends Associated With Affordable Care Act (ACA)


Bloomberg BNA Sheds Light On Key Health-Care Policy Trends Associated With Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Topics include:
  • ACA enrollment will clearly be smoother for 2015 than it was for 2014, board members said. But it won’t be glitch-free, according to Lynn Shapiro Snyder, an attorney in the Washington office of Epstein Becker & Green, PC. More will enroll but not in the numbers expected, she said.
  • Companies that previously haven’t offered coverage are likely to have major problems, according to Shapiro Snyder. These large employers that don’t provide affordable coverage of minimum value to full-time employees face large “shared responsibility” payments under the law.
  • An ACA requirement that state-based marketplaces find ways to become self-supporting in 2015 will be among the major regulatory issues in 2015, along with enforcement of the employer mandate and the CMS’s updating regulations to define essential health benefits that must be covered by all individual and small group plans that took effect since the ACA was enacted in 2010.

A copy of the Outlook and a Webcast of the event are available here
Press Release Follows.
SOURCE: SOURCE Bloomberg BNA, www.bna.com
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Bloomberg BNA recently held its annual Outlook on Health Care event, which featured a panel of health-care policy experts who addressed industry issues that will shape the landscape in the year ahead focusing on the far-reaching Affordable Care Act and its ongoing implementation. 
Participants discussed issues that were highlighted in Bloomberg BNA’s Health Insurance Report Outlook 2015 special report and focused on the multitude of policy and regulatory matters surrounding the law that will impact the insurance industry, nonprofits, employers, businesses and individuals. A copy of the Outlook and a Webcast of the event are available here
“Our Health Care Outlook event and publication cover in detail the wide range of issues that will impact year two of the Affordable Care Act — and its future,” said Lisa Rockelli, Managing Editor, Health Insurance Report. “From a Republican Congress to the Supreme Court to state-specific challenges, a number of changes could occur this year that would dramatically impact the law as we know it. Bloomberg BNA will keep its subscribers abreast of all the key issues in the regulatory, legal and legislative arenas that will shape this most pivotal year for the Affordable Care Act.”
Panelists at the event were Joel Ario, Managing Director, Manatt Health Solutions; Daniel Durham, Executive Vice President for Policy and Regulatory Affairs, America’s Health Insurance Plans; John Gorman, Founder and Executive Chairman, Gorman Health Group; and Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, J.D., The Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Topics covered at the event included:
   Legal challenges to the federal exchange subsidies set up by the Affordable Care Act, including the impact of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case King v. Burwell, and how its outcome could impact the insurance market.
   Actions the Republican-controlled Congress may take to repeal or weaken the Affordable Care Act, including an attempt to change the act’s definition of a full-time worker. 
   Perspectives on the Healthcare.gov marketplace and enrollment numbers for 2015.
   An in-depth analysis of the top 10 issues for health insurers in 2015.
   Developments with the Medicare Advantage and changes to state Medicaid programs.
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