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July 27, 2015

Washington Healthcare Update

This Week: CMS Releases Guidance on Fast Track Process for 1115 Waivers for Medicaid and CHIP... CEO Sends Letter to State Insurance Commissioners Concerning 2016 Premium Decisions... Medicare Board of Trustees Releases Annual Financial Report Finding Trust Fund Insolvency by 2030; Predict Part B Premiums Up 52 Percent Due to Outpatient Services Shift
July 27, 2015

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

Press Conference and Possible Veto. On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown (R-Onslow) held a bipartisan press conference touting his plan to change the distribution method of local sales taxes in North Carolina. Sen. Brown stated in his press conference that he was joined by 40 rural counties and that there may have been more to join him had he had more time.

July 21, 2015

Tax Policy Update

NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 10 percent. The amount by which Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) said he wanted to reduce, or “haircut,” all of the 50-plus tax provisions known as extenders. Warner accurately predicted that his Senate Finance Committee colleagues wanted to keep the tax provisions shoulder length, so he did not introduce his haircut amendment. The tax-writing panel voted today to keep, and in some cases expand, all of the tax extender provisions for two years.

July 20, 2015

Washington Healthcare Update

This Week: Senate Reauthorizes Older Americans Act; Bill Heads to the House... White House Holds 2015 Conference on Aging and Launches Several New Administration Healthy Aging Initiatives Enveloping Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Falls Prevention... HHS OIG Report Finds Fraud Prevention System (FPS) Saved $453.9 Million in 2014
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