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Health Care Reform

With the adoption of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) of 2010 as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, the U.S. embarked on reform of its health care system. This included several important impacts to LIUNA and its health and welfare funds. Efforts to repeal and replace the ACA continue and its future remains unclear.

To assist Laborers, Local Unions, signatory employers and LIUNA health and welfare funds with managing developments related to the ACA, the Health Promotion Division provides regular updates and explanations in the Health Care and Insurance News Bulletin tab above. We also have publications about the ACA available in our Publications Catalogue. To view them, choose “Affordable Care Act” from the list of topics. 

The LHSFNA's Glossary of Health Care Terms provides additional information and examples that the Fund's audiences may want to familiarize themselves with. 

Alternate description

Health Care Reform

With the adoption of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) of 2010 as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, the U.S. embarked on reform of its health care system. This included several important impacts to LIUNA and its health and welfare funds. Efforts to repeal and replace the ACA continue and its future remains unclear.

To assist Laborers, Local Unions, signatory employers and LIUNA health and welfare funds with managing developments related to the ACA, the Health Promotion Division provides regular updates and explanations in the Health Care and Insurance News Bulletin tab above. We also have publications about the ACA available in our Publications Catalogue. To view them, choose “Affordable Care Act” from the list of topics. 

The LHSFNA's Glossary of Health Care Terms provides additional information and examples that the Fund's audiences may want to familiarize themselves with. 

 

Health Care and Insurance News Bulletin

 

As information becomes available regarding rules, regulations and guidance related to the components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), links will be provided to keep you up-to-date.

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Health Care and Insurance News Bulletins 

June 28 – July 9, 2018

The purpose of this bulletin is to compile a handful of articles relating to health care coverage in the United States that are most pertinent to LIUNA and its health and welfare funds. We hope you find this biweekly bulletin helpful and informative.

The New York Times: Amazon To Buy Online Pharmacy PillPack, Jumping Into The Drug Business

In the world of health care, PillPack, an online pharmacy, is a pretty small player. Its work force of 1,000 or so people pales in comparison with the 235,000 who work for Walgreens.

 

Washington Examiner: Major Drugmakers Ignore Plea From HHS To Not Hike Drug Prices

Several top drugmakers have decided to raise prices this month, a few days after a plea from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for restraint.

 

Politico: Trump Administration Freezes Billions In Obamacare Payments, Outraging Advocates

The Trump administration is freezing billions of dollars of payments to Obamacare health insurers, another blow to the fragile markets as health plans begin to set premiums and get ready for the next enrollment season.

 

STATES IN THE NEWS

 

Star Tribune: UnitedHealthcare And Allina-Aetna Are Pushing For Health Care Business In Minnesota

Two big national health insurers are moving forward with plans to become more competitive in the state's insurance markets for employer groups and individuals who qualify for Medicare.

 

The Sacramental Bee: Health Care Giants Are Racing To Roseville. Here’s What It Means For Patients – And The Region’s Economy

Roseville leaders are eagerly anticipating the addition of about 1,200 jobs, added growth and economic opportunity stemming from three expansions at Kaiser Permanente, Adventist Health and Sutter Health over the next several years.

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