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Health Care Reform: Stay Informed


While the future of health care reform remains uncertain, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest news. Our goal is to help you understand what health reform means for you.

 

The proposed bill will NOT affect 2017 coverage, nor access to care. As changes continue to be proposed to the Affordable Care Act, you can be confident that we will work with our members, groups and brokers to help them understand their options. Please bookmark this page for the latest updates on health care reform from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.

 

Health Care Reform News

Current State of Health Care Reform

July 19, 2017

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the United States Senate would not move forward with the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). 

 

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Senate Republican Better Care Reconciliation Act 

June 28, 2017

Senate Republican leadership’s goal was to move forward with the BCRA with a floor vote before the July 4th recess.

 

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What’s Next In The United States Senate For The American Health Care Act (AHCA)

June 21, 2017

Since the beginning of May, Senate Republicans have wrestled with revisions to the House version of the AHCA.

 

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Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Report: House Resolution (HR) 1628 American Health Care Act

On May 24, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released its new estimate of The American Health Care Act (HR 1628)...
 

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Stay tuned for new updates on Health Care Reform.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at reformquestions@bcbswny.com

 

News and Media

June 6, 2017:
What's next for the American Health Care Act

The Point of Health podcast features Donald Ingalls, Vice President, State and Federal Relations of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. The episode covers the latest updates on Republican's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

 

April 27, 2017:
As Trump And Congress Flip-Flop On Health Care, Insurers Try To Plan Ahead.

As part of a coordinated, systemwide Blues advocacy effort to ensure funding for Cost Sharing Reductions, President and CEO Dave Anderson spoke with NPR's All Things Considered.

 


Need to understand a term?

View our helpful Health Care Reform Glossary to understand frequent terms and definitions.

 

Need more information?

Contact us: 
reformquestions@bcbswny.com