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Ummm, guys, this thing is still broken…
August 16, 2017 - After many months of debate, members of Congress have left Washington without agreeing on a plan to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. If you’re anything like us, you might be asking yourself, “what’s next?”

CDPHP president and CEO, Dr. John Bennett, says he can’t predict what Washington will do next, but adds it’s critically important that Americans stay focused on strategies that will improve the quality of care, all while reducing costs. Read the blog

Obamacare Repeal Passes House
May 4, 2017 - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the American Health Care Act, a bill that repeals and replaces parts of the Affordable Care Act. The bill now moves on to the Senate, where it will face additional debate and amendments.

Business Execs Weigh In on Future of Health Reform
April 13, 2017 - Here’s an interesting new survey about what business executives think about the future of health reform. According to venture capital firm Venrock, which polled nearly 300 business executives from health IT startups, large employers, insurance companies, academics, government, and more, 72 percent of respondents believe the Affordable Care Act will be repaired or renamed, while just 20 percent believe it will be repealed and replaced.

When it comes to opportunities in the health care industry, 45 percent of survey respondents said they believe big analytics will boon in the next 12 months, but 35 percent believe regulatory challenges will stymie health IT innovation.

The survey produced some dismal results as it relates to drug pricing. That is, only 5 percent of respondents believe drug prices will see meaningful reform, 49 percent believe they will improve marginally, and 27 percent believe nothing will be done.

House Fails to Vote on ACA Repeal & Replace
March 27, 2017 - The U.S. House of Representatives failed to vote on a bill that would have repealed and replaced parts of the Affordable Care Act, thus keeping the ACA intact. While the future of health reform remains uncertain, CDPHP is committed to keeping you up-to-date on the latest news. We have updated our health care reform website and are once again issuing alerts as information becomes available. Be sure to sign up for these emails to stay up to date.

House Committees Move Forward on ACA Repeal & Replace
March 7, 2017 - Lawmakers in Washington have released their proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bills, released by two separate House committees, are the first step in what promises to be a much-debated issue. The two committees plan to mark up their bills this week. The legislation then moves on to the House and Senate for approvals. Still unknown is how New York, which has a state-run Exchange and a large, benefit-rich Medicaid program, will be impacted by these changes.

Links to summaries of the separate bills are below:

CDPHP will provide you with additional information as it becomes available.