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  1. Breaking Advocacy News - Week of April 3, 2017

    MedPAC Announces April Agenda The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is holding a public meeting later this week, April 6-7. The agenda includes sessions on drug payment policy, premium support, and regional variation ...

  2. Breaking Advocacy News - Week of March 27, 2017

    Six months into fiscal year (FY) 2017, it is possible that the appropriations bill funding HUD programs could be enacted before April 28. The current Continuing Resolution (CR) is funding federal programs at fiscal year 2016 levels; this CR expires on April 28. In meetings with Hill staff over the past week, there seems to be ...

  3. Breaking Advocacy News - Week of March 20, 2017

    LeadingAge Lobbies on Capitol Hill Today, almost 400 LeadingAge members will visit 300 members of Congress as part of LeadingAge’s 2017 PEAK Summit Lobby Day. The timing couldn’t be better. The House of Representatives is expected to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. Of particular concern ...

  4. Breaking Advocacy News - Week of March 13, 2017

    American Health Care Act Ready for House Vote Last week, the House Committees on Energy and Commerce and on Ways and Means voted to approve the American Health Care Act (AHCA) for consideration on the House floor. We expect that vote to take place during the week of March 20. AHCA repeals and replaces portions ...

  5. Breaking Advocacy News - Week of March 6, 2017

    ACA Repeal and Replace The American Health Care Act was introduced on Monday, March 6. This legislation repeals portions of the Affordable Care Act and makes drastic changes to federal obligations under the Medicaid program, permanently capping payments regardless of cost and shifting risks to states, providers, and ...