ParenteBeard Health Care Reform Implementation Update November 5, 2021
November 6, 2021

Criticism of the Affordable Care Act’s exchange rollout continued this past week.  The main line of attack has moved from the malfunctioning website to canceled plans despite President Obama’s repeated promise that those who liked their plans could keep them.  The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius, and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Marilyn Tavenner, testified before congressional committees this week and apologized for the problems in the rollout.  Administrator Tavenner is slated to testify again this week before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.  Also in the past week, the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means introduced a joint legislative framework to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) physician payment formula, adopting much of what the House Committee on Energy and Commerce suggested this summer.

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