Topic: Medicaid

The TrumpCare Sausage Factory Grinds Away in the Senate

John Gorman

While headlines rage in DC about Trump’s leaks to Russian spies visiting the White House last week, the Senate’s sausage factory grinds away on TrumpCare. You’ll recall following House passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Senate essentially declared it DOA in the upper chamber and started over. Health plans are in the middle of bid development for the ObamaCare Marketplace and for Medicare Advantage and Part D, so timing and details matter.

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A New Source of Capital for Star Ratings and Clinical Innovations

John Gorman

For years, every conversation we’ve had with clients about improving Star Ratings and launching clinical innovation projects involved a common barrier to progress: money. So for months, we have been working to bring a new source of capital to the health plan and provider industries to help drive this evolution, called social impact investing. We are getting some early successes and can ask, “If money was no object, what initiatives would you chase?”

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The Twin Icebergs Dead Ahead for TrumpCare

John Gorman

I sure hope Republicans enjoyed their victory lap for getting the American Health Care Act (AHCA) through the House by the thinnest margin, because there are two huge icebergs dead ahead: the backlash, and the Senate.

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Takeaways from the Gorman Health Group 2017 Client Forum

John Gorman

The Gorman Health Group 2017 Forum concluded last week in New Orleans with over 200 of our closest clients and partners. As we enter our 21st year, we returned to where it all began for us, with a little startup called Peoples Health, our first and closest client who now dominates southern Louisiana. The Forum ended the day JazzFest 2017 began, so many of us stayed to enjoy the festival and the best of New Orleans heritage and culture.

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The Future of Medicaid under the “Three-Pronged Approach” to ACA Repeal

Olga Walther

This week, amidst contentious discussions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal, the new Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) leadership signaled brewing changes for the Medicaid program. As announced by the White House, HHS seeks to move forward with reforms by using the three-pronged approach of ACA repeal, legislative updates, and changes made through the administration.

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2,540 DAYS LATER: Republicans Release The Repeal/Replace Bill

John Gorman

On March 6, 2,540 days after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the House Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce committees finally released their proposed legislation to repeal and replace it. The American Health Care Act of 2017 is a toxic hot mess: Read more

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Shapes in the Fog in Government Health Programs Become Clearer

John Gorman

It’s only been four chaotic weeks into the Trump Administration, but the shapes in the fog in government health programs are slowly becoming clearer.

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