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GOP on ACA replacement: Who wants what?
By Emily Rappleye

Republicans in Congress have already laid the foundation for an ACA repeal through the reconciliation process, but what will replace the law still remains uncertain.

And while Republicans agree the ACA needs to go, they have not coalesced around a single plan yet. To provide some clarity around the replacement ideas out there right now, we pulled highlights from statements and plans put forth by President Donald Trump and several Republican leaders.

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With executive order, Trump tosses a ‘bomb’ into fragile health insurance markets
By Juliet Eilperin and Sean Sullivan

President Trump’s executive order instructing federal agencies to grant relief to constituencies affected by the Affordable Care Act has begun to reverberate throughout the nation’s health-care system, injecting further uncertainty into an already unsettled insurance landscape.

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Back to The Self-Funding Future – Which Echoes of 2016 Will Continue to Impact Self-Funding in 2017
The past decade has ushered in both outrage and opportunity for self-funded plans, and 2016 was no different. The characteristics of self-funded plans continued to alter in concert with new laws and regulations. While these bureaucratic efforts often hindered our ability to self-fund, for those daring enough to change with the times, we saw increased growth and prosperity. We will no doubt see these issues and opportunities continue to evolve in 2017, and only those that prepare will thrive.

Thank you for joining The Phia Group’s team of attorneys on January 19, 2016 as they reviewed the most troublesome and costly issues of 2016 and opportunities that were born from strife - and examined how they will impact self-funding in 2017 while offering some solutions for the new year.

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Pressure mounts on GOP for post-Obamacare plan following CBO report
By Juliet Eilperin, Sean Sullivan & Amy Goldstein

A new analysis that at least 18 million people could lose health insurance in the first year if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without replacing it intensified the battle this week over the landmark health-care law as President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans try to figure out how to dismantle it.

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Health Secretary Pick Tom Price Faces Questions on Stock Trades, Obamacare Plans at Confirmation Hearing
By Stephanie Armour & Louise Radnofsky

Tom Price, president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Department of Health and Human Services, vowed at a Senate hearing Wednesday to fight government regulations he said burden doctors and patients while Democrats voiced alarm his policies would gut federal health insurance programs.

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Congress Eliminates Huge Penalties On Small Employers’ Health Insurance Reimbursement Arrangements
By Tony Nitti

First it was no problem.

Then it was a huge problem.

Then it was going to be a huge problem.

And now it’s no problem again.

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Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in replacing Obamacare
Reuters

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage “insurance for everybody,” he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night.

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Cigna CEO: ACA health plans perform best under ACO model
By Morgan Haefner

At the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco last week, Cigna CEO David Cordani said the payer’s ACA health plans made the most financial sense when they networked with ACOs, reports Hartford Courant.

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What insurance market fixes can the GOP cram into an ACA repeal bill?
By Harris Meyer

Republicans risk crashing the individual insurance markets and causing  30 Million Americans to lose coverage if they repeal the Affordable Care Act without immediately replacing it with a new system.

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