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Washington, D.C. —  The Foundation for Government Accountability commends the House of Representatives for their vote to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) out of the House. FGA was especially pleased to see reforms drawn from states like Maine incorporated into the legislation that will help to reduce premiums and guarantee coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. FGA’s research,...[ read more ]

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Washington, D.C. —  Recent analysis conducted by the Foundation for Government Accountability finds that the American Health Care Act, including the Palmer-Schweikert and MacArthur amendments, would reduce premiums for Americans buying insurance on their own off the exchange – potentially up to 50%. FGA’s research also concluded that: Americans ages 60-64 could see premiums drop by as much as 45%...[ read more ]

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Washington, D.C.— The Foundation for Government Accountability believes that the MacArthur Amendment to the American Health Care Act is a positive step forward in efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare. “This amendment provides states with increased flexibility to lower costs and stabilize the market, making good on a key promise made by this administration” said FGA CEO Tarren Bragdon. “I...[ read more ]

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Updated to reflect revision to the report as of 4.17.17. Washington, D.C. — The Foundation for Government Accountability is encouraged by yesterday’s passage of the Palmer-Schweikert amendment to the American Health Care Act by the House Committee on Rules. “We thank Representatives Palmer and Schweikert for their commitment to the promise that Congress will repeal and replace the ACA with...[ read more ]

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Text updated to reflect the timing of the release of original research on this amendment. The release is scheduled for Friday, April 7. Washington, D.C. — Earlier today Speaker Paul Ryan announced the Palmer-Schweikert amendment to the American Health Care Act, creating a federal invisible risk-sharing program that addresses two key priorities of the repeal and replace process – lowering...[ read more ]

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Washington, D.C. — The House GOP Manager’s Amendment to the American Health Care Act makes marked gains in strengthening ObamaCare repeal and ensuring new states do not go down the disastrous ObamaCare expansion path. The amendment eliminates ObamaCare’s perverse “enhanced” funding for additional states. The enhanced funding redirects resources away from the truly needy on traditional Medicaid toward the new...[ read more ]

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Columbus, OH – Thanks to legislation announced today by Senator William Coley, Representative Michael Henne, and Assistant Majority Whip Robert McColley, Ohio taxpayers could soon benefit from new tools to find and eliminate welfare fraud and preserve limited resources for the truly vulnerable. Under Senate Bill 96 and House Bill 119, the state of Ohio would utilize new data and...[ read more ]

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Washington, D.C. — For eight years, Republican leadership promised the American people a swift repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. Last night, they released the first draft of their plan. But unfortunately, this proposal fails to keep many of those promises and gives permanent life to ObamaCare’s disastrous expansion of Medicaid. Freezing enrollment in ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion is critical to protecting...[ read more ]

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Charleston, WV —  The West Virginia Senate took huge strides today in improving access to quality health care for thousands of low income residents with the passage of the West Virginia Medical Practice Act (SB 4), bringing with it the potential for more than 14,000 visits and $8 million in donated care. Senate Bill (SB) 4 is a bi-partisan bill...[ read more ]

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Washington, D.C. — Tuesday evening, President Trump stressed his directive that Congress repeal and replace ObamaCare with “reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and at the same time, provide better healthcare.” To effectively do so, any plan presented by Congress must include an immediate freeze of Medicaid expansion enrollment. Under an enrollment freeze, no new enrollees would be...[ read more ]