Tag: ACA

In Washington, Competing Forces Work to Reform Healthcare Markets

In Washington, news of the latest healthcare reform efforts seem to change by the hour. But it’s been a particularly productive week on the issue, as both Congress and the Administration made moves to implement competing agendas. Here’s a quick recap of what happened: On October 12th, the Trump Administration made two large announcements impacting

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What the ACA’s “Cadillac” Tax Will Mean for Cities and Towns

Over the past several weeks, there has been increasing concern expressed about the Affordable Care Act’s excise tax, more commonly referred to as the “Cadillac” tax.  So I thought I would provide city and town officials with some very simple, straightforward facts about what it is and what it means for your city and town.

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Should Cities Move their Retirees Off of Their Existing Health Care Plans?

Should cities or towns move their retirees off of their existing health care plans and into the Affordable Care Act’s individual marketplace or exchange as a way to bring their fiscal house into order? If you read the New York Times or watch Fox News you might think that cities and towns across America are

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Learn to Provide Your Residents with Help Enrolling in the Affordable Care Act

This blog post was written by Neil Bomberg, Program Director, Federal Advocacy at the National League of Cities. You may not know this, but every city and town in America can become what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is calling a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization.  In simple terms, this means that

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