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March 20, 2017

Medicaid Reform Resource Guide

At Eyman Associates we are committed to tracking and analyzing the Affordable Care Act and working with our clients to better understand the implications of current health reform efforts. We hope to be a resource for those who seek additional information and updates on the legislative and regulatory reforms taking place under the new administration. For any questions please visit our contact page to reach out to us. Below we have selected the most relevant public documents for understanding current GOP repeal efforts and the responses of various constituencies. 

Legislative Text

  • Senate health reform bill, Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal (version as of Sept. 19, 2017)
  • House health reform bill (passed by House on May 4, 2017)
  • House health reform bill (version as of March 20, 2017)
  • Senate health reform bill, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA) (discussion draft released June 22, 2017)
  • Senate health reform bill, BCRA (revised discussion draft released June 26, 2017)
  • Senate health reform bill, BCRA (revised draft July 13, 2017)
  • Senate health reform bill, BCRA (revised draft July 20, 2017)
  • Senate repeal and delay bill, Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act (ORRA) (draft release July 19, 2017)

Senate Parliamentarian Opinion

  • Senate Budget Committee Background on Byrd Rule, Parliamentarian Opinion on BRCA draft released June 26, 2017 (July 21, 2017)

CBO Reports

  • CBO report, Senate BCRA, released July 20, 2017
  • CBO report, Senate ORRA, released July 19, 2017
  • CBO report, Senate BCRA, released June 26, 2017. The Congressional Budget Office determined that the passage of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would result in an additional 22 million people being uninsured by 2026, and would cut $772 billion from the Medicaid program.
  • CBO report, House Bill, March 13, 2017.  The Congressional Budget Office determined that the passage of the American Health Care Act as it currently stands would result in 14 million people losing health insurance by 2018, with an additional 10 million losing coverage by 2026. The report concluded that the bill would result in an $880 billion cut to the Medicaid program resulting in 14 million fewer Medicaid enrollees by 2026. The CBO has not yet released a report on the version of the AHCA passed by the House on May 5, 2017.

Medicaid

Letters from Governors:

  • Letter from AL Governor Bentley to House leadership
  • Letter from AR Governor Hutchinson to House leadership
  • Letter from FL Secretary Senior to House leadership
  • Letter from LA Governor Edwards to House leadership
  • Letter from MA Governor Baker to House leadership
  • Letter from OH Governor Kasich to Finance Chair Orrin Hatch
  • Letter from TN Governor Haslam to House leadership

Letters from HHS:

  • Letter from HHS to states regarding expanded flexibility in 1115 waivers
  • Letter from HHS to states regarding expanded flexibility in 1332 waivers

Other Contributions

  • Letter from National Governor’s Association to House leadership

Health Reform Articles


Below we have compiled a list of academic and legal analyses of current GOP health reform efforts.

    • articles coming soon.