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House of Representatives Passes Healthcare Reform Legislation

May 5, 2017

House of Representatives Passes Healthcare Reform Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed its Obamacare "repeal and replace" legislation on May 4. The legislation effectively eliminates the employer and employee mandates; replaces Obamacare’s with tiered tax credits (increasing with age); allows states to apply for waivers to define their own essential health benefit requirements; expands the limits for Health Savings Account; discontinues Medicaid expansion in 2020; and repeals most of Obamacare’s taxes. The legislation also would delay implementation of the Cadillac Tax by five years, from 2020 to 2025, and it preserves the tax exclusion for employer sponsored insurance.

President-Elect’s Infrastructure Plan Likely to Materialize In Spring

January 5, 2017

President-Elect’s Infrastructure Plan Likely to Materialize In Spring

Republican Leadership indicated that a massive infrastructure plan may not be the first order of business when President-elect Donald Trump takes office, despite campaign promises that a $1 trillion infrastructure package would be delivered within his first 100 days.