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In response to the escalating opioid crisis in Virginia – and recently passed legislation – the Board of Medicine has promulgated regulations on the prescribing of opioids for pain and buprenorphine for treatment of substance abuse. The emergency regulations will remain in effect from March 15, 2017 to March 19, 2018 and will be replaced by permanent regulations during that time.
Late Monday, House GOP leaders released several changes to the American Health Care Act, the House’s vehicle for partially repealing and replacing ObamaCare
The total increase in Medicaid and CHIP enrollment between the Pre-ACA Average Monthly Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment and each month reported post-ACA implementation include data only from states reporting for both periods.
Key GOP senators keep criticizing the American Health Care Act, the bill that top Republicans in the House wrote to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Voting against “repeal” could be the death knell for Republicans in 2018.
CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the American Health Care Act would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the coming decade and increase the number of people who are uninsured by 24 million in 2026 relative to current law.
With repeal and delay no longer an option, congressional leaders are now trying to pass repeal and replacement of the ACA in one bill.
On March 6, 2017, the House Republican leadership introduced Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement budget reconciliation bills in the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees.