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Legislative Issues



Federal Action Center

Below is a list of key pieces of federal legislation NAHU is actively following. Please click on each bill to learn more. Note that the bills outlined below are just a few of the bills NAHU is actively involved with.

NAHU's 2019 Federal Policy Priorities

Click here to access the talking points to discuss with your member of Congress.

Association Health Plans (AHPs)

Resources for the final rule regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs).

Single-Payer

NAHU is committed to ensuring that every American has access to affordable, quality health coverage. We believe that the free market and public programs can bring down the cost of care and expand access to high-quality care for every American and that instead of considering single-payer healthcare proposals, Congress should focus on bringing costs down for everyone, no matter where they get their insurance. As a member of the Partnership for America's Health Care Future, NAHU works with a coalition of industry stakeholders to promote employer-sponsored health coverage and preserve Medicare, Medicaid, and other existing health programs.

NAHU published this chart comparing ongoing proposals to implement single-payer style healthcare programs.

  

Employer Exclusion of Health Insurance

There are ongoing discussions about the future of the employer exclusion of health insurance. NAHU opposes any efforts that would eliminate or tax the employer-tax exclusion for health insurance.

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Medical Loss Ratio (MLR)

Legislation to remove the agent/broker compensation from the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Requirement in the individual and small group markets.

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Cadillac/Excise Tax Repeal

Legislation to repeal the "Cadillac Tax" on middle class Americans' health plans.

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Streamline Employer Reporting Requirements

Legislation to streamline the employer reporting process and strengthen the eligibility verification process for the health care premium tax credit and cost-sharing subsidy.

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Stop the Health Insurance Tax (HIT)

Legislation to repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the PPACA.

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Small Business Tax Credit (SBTC)

Legislation to expand and modify the small business tax credit to purchase marketplace health insurance coverage.

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30/40 Hours

Legislation to repeal the 30-hour threshold for full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the PPACA and replace it with 40 hours.

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Health Savings Account (HSA) Reforms

Legislation to address issues with HSAs and employer-sponsored coverage and modernize HSA regulations.

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Medicare Observation Status

Legislation to allow observation stays to be counted toward the three-day mandatory inpatient stay for Medicare coverage of a skilled nursing facility.

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State Action Center

As a member, you can use this site to get engaged with legislation in your home state. When working on grassroots in your state, remember that NAHU is most effective when our members speak with one voice.