NAHU Federal Legislative Priorities

NAHU’s Federal Policy Priorities – 116th Congress
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Single Payer
NAHU strongly opposes all forms of single-payer healthcare and is committed to promoting employer-sponsored health coverage and preserve Medicare, Medicaid, and other existing health programs.

Employer Exclusion
NAHU opposes any efforts that would eliminate or cap the employer-tax exclusion for health insurance.

Cadillac Tax
NAHU supports legislation to repeal the “Cadillac Tax” on middle class Americans’ health plans.

H.R. 748 | Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) S. 684 | Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)and Mike Rounds (R-SD)

Health Insurance Tax
NAHU supports legislation to repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers under the ACA.

H.R. 2447 (full repeal) | Reps. Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) and Kenny Marchant (R-TX) S. 80 (full repeal) | Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
H.R. 1398 (delay) | Reps. Ami Bera (D-CA)and Jackie Walorski (R-IN)
S. 172 (delay) | Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO)and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Surprise Billing
NAHU supports legislation to address surprise/balance medical billing through legislation that would provide new patient safeguards and implement a federal payment benchmark.

Medical Loss Ratio
NAHU supports legislation to remove the agent/broker compensation from the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Requirement in the individual and small group markets.

Employer Reporting
NAHU supports legislation to streamline the employer reporting process and strengthen the eligibility verification process for the health care premium tax credit and cost-sharing subsidy.

H.R. 4070 | Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE)

S. 2366 | Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH)

Full-Time Status
NAHU supports legislation to repeal the 30-hour threshold for full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the PPACA and replace it with 40 hours.

H.R. 2782 | Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL)
S. 1510 | Sens. Todd Young (R-IN) and Joe Manchin (D-WV)

COBRA Coverage
NAHU supports legislation to allow seniors enrolled in COBRA coverage to transition to Medicare Part B without a penalty, the same as seniors who remain on similar employer-sponsored coverage, by providing for a one-time special enrollment period.

H.R. 2564 | Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)

Observation Status
NAHU supports legislation to allow observation stays to be counted toward the three-day mandatory inpatient stay for Medicare coverage of a skilled nursing facility.

H.R. 1682 | Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT)and Glenn Thompson (R-PA)
S. 753 | Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)and Susan Collins (R-ME)

Small Business Tax Credit
NAHU supports legislation to expand and modify the small business tax credit to purchase marketplace health insurance coverage.

HSA Reforms
NAHU supports legislation to address issues with HSAs and employer-sponsored coverage and modernize HSA regulations.

H.R. 3796 | Reps. Ami Bera (D-CA) and Jason Smith (R-MO)