Healthcare Reform Updates

ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn
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On March 24th, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act—their proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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ACA Reporting Made Easy ACA Reporting Made Easy
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Our ACA Manager is a powerful but simple tool that makes the necessary 1094-C & 1095-C reporting as easy as ABC!

IRS Announces HSA/HDHP Limits for 2017 IRS Announces HSA/HDHP Limits for 2017
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The IRS announced the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2017.

House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills
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Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation process.
News

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Kaiser Permanente

  • Statement by Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser Permanente, on the Draft Text of the Better Care Reconciliation Act June 23, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente believes progress in health care should be judged on access, affordability and outcomes. Changes to our nation’s health care laws, therefore, should increase access to high-quality, affordable care and coverage for as many people as possible. The post Statement by Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser Permanente, on the Draft Text of th […]
    Karen Hershenson
  • Former LA City Pool Student Encourages Girls to ‘Go for It!’ June 16, 2017
    Jahmea Bent, an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) girls water polo team, addressed a crowd of eager children at 109th Street Pool in Watts during the June 10 launch of Operation Splash, a Kaiser Permanente program that teaches children and adults in low-income areas to swim. The post Former LA City Pool Student Encourage […]
    Laura Daniels
  • Kaiser Permanente and Bartell Drugs Add New CareClinic in Gig Harbor June 15, 2017
    A new CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs opened today, providing treatment for minor illness and injuries, as well as preventive services, seven days a week. The post Kaiser Permanente and Bartell Drugs Add New CareClinic in Gig Harbor appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Laura Daniels
  • Controlling Blood Sugar May Be Easier Than You Think June 13, 2017
    Large Kaiser Permanente study reveals that taking diabetes medications as prescribed, exercising frequently and managing weight linked to better blood sugar control. The post Controlling Blood Sugar May Be Easier Than You Think appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Jennifer Hastings
  • Operation Splash Encourages Girls to Dive Into Sports June 10, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente awarded a two-year, $408,000 grant to the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks Aquatics Division through its long-running Operation Splash program, which teaches children and adults in low-income areas to swim. The post Operation Splash Encourages Girls to Dive Into Sports appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson
  • Peer Support Offers Patients Practical Help and Hope June 7, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente patients who have completed breast cancer treatment use their experience to provide emotional and practical support to newly diagnosed women. The post Peer Support Offers Patients Practical Help and Hope appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Jennifer Hastings
  • Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Graduates 44 Students from Hippocrates Circle Program June 7, 2017
    Forty-four students from Van Nuys Middle School graduated from Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center’s Hippocrates Circle Program, which introduces under-represented middle school students to careers in health care. The post Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Graduates 44 Students from Hippocrates Circle Program appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Shar […]
    Karen Hershenson
  • Kaiser Permanente Opens New Chino Grand Medical Offices June 7, 2017
    The new Kaiser Permanente Chino Grand Medical Offices opened to members. The 50,000-square foot, three-story medical office building changes the way health care is delivered to members in the area. The post Kaiser Permanente Opens New Chino Grand Medical Offices appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Karen Hershenson

Medicare.Gov Blog

  • Planning a summer vacation? Pack your health coverage! June 12, 2017
    If you’re planning a vacation abroad this summer, you already know that there’s a lot to do before you leave. There are suitcases to pack, an itinerary to plan, and perhaps a passport to renew. We want you to have the most relaxing vacation possible, so before you go don’t forget to: Look into Medicare […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Healthy men need health screenings, too June 6, 2017
    Have you ever put off doing something and later wished you’d just gotten it over with? If you’re a man with Medicare, now’s the time to talk with your doctor about getting screened for prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, or both. Screening tests can find cancer early, when treatment works best. Don’t put off screenings if you’re […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Include tobacco in your spring cleaning! May 31, 2017
    This year include tobacco in your annual spring cleaning, and haul away those cigarette butts for good! Why? Because tobacco use is the second leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for 1 in every 10 adult deaths. If you or someone you love is ready, Medicare can help you quit smoking. Medicare Part B covers […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Not getting quality care? Let us know. May 23, 2017
    Did you know that if you’re unhappy with your medical care, there are ways to let us know? You have the right to get high-quality care, and if you think you haven’t, you can file a complaint. If you disagree with a coverage or payment decision made by Medicare, your Medicare health plan, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, you […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Stroke Awareness—Know the Signs May 9, 2017
    Linda was excited for her monthly appointment with her massage therapist Janine. Linda gets massage therapy to help ease chronic pain. Toward the end of her session, something strange began to happen—Linda’s entire body went numb and she couldn’t move. When she tried to speak, she couldn’t. Janine saw Linda’s mouth drooping on her left […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Protect yourself from hepatitis with Medicare May 9, 2017
    Did you know that hepatitis kills close to 1.4 million people every year? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus, resulting in acute and chronic liver disease. Hepatitis is contagious. For example, the Hepatitis B virus spreads through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. People […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Don’t let brittle bones shatter your life May 1, 2017
    Every year, more Americans are diagnosed with osteoporosis—a disease that causes bones to weaken and become more likely to break. You may not know that you have this “silent” disease until your bones are so weak that a sudden strain, bump, or fall causes your wrist to break or your hip to fracture. Learn the […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Over 65? Age Out Loud! May 1, 2017
    Today’s older Americans are living longer and better lives. May is Older Americans Month, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate what getting older looks like today. When we come together to celebrate this year’s theme of “Age Out Loud,” we give aging a new voice—one that reflects what you have to say. How can […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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