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Official Source Documents

May 19, 2016 — World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan Act (H.R. 5284)

May 19, 2016 — Official Section-by-Section Summary of World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan Act (H.R. 5284)

December 10, 2015 — Roth Conversion-ACA Premium Subsidy Legislation (H.R. 4217)

September 30, 2015 — House Education and the Workforce Print: Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations Relating to Repeal of ACA Automatic Enrollment Requirement

September 29, 2015 — House Energy and Commerce Committee Print: Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations Relating to ACA Provisions

September 29, 2015 — House Ways and Means Committee Print: Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations Relating to Repeal of Certain ACA Excise Taxes

September 29, 2015 — House Ways and Means Committee Substitute Amendment: Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations Relating to Repeal of Certain ACA Excise Taxes

September 29, 2015 — Joint Committee on Taxation Description : House Ways and Means Committee Substitute Amendment: Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations Relating to Repeal of Certain ACA Excise Taxes

September 29, 2015 — Joint Committee on Taxation Estimated Revenue Effects : House Ways and Means Committee Substitute Amendment: Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations Relating to Repeal of Certain ACA Excise Taxes

February 5, 2015 — Two-Page Summary of the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act

February 5, 2015 — Official Summary of the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act

February 5, 2015 — Chart Comparing the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act with PPACA

January 28, 2015 — Legislation to Repeal the PPACA (H.R. 596)

November 21, 2014 — House Lawsuit Filed Against Obama Administration

July 30, 2014 — House Resolution No. 676 Authorizing Lawsuit Against President Obama

July 23, 2014 — Stop Illegal Payments to Health Insurers Act (H.R. 5175)

April 7, 2014 — Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act (H.R. 4414)

April 4, 2014 — Taxpayer Bailout Protection Act (H.R. 4406)

April 4, 2014 — Detailed Summary - Taxpayer Bailout Protection Act (H.R. 4406)

April 4, 2014 — PPACA Side-by-Side - Taxpayer Bailout Protection Act (H.R. 4406)

April 4, 2014 — Illustrative Examples - Taxpayer Bailout Protection Act (H.R. 4406)

April 4, 2014 — Frequently Asked Questions - Taxpayer Bailout Protection Act (H.R. 4406)

November 18, 2013 — Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 3522)

September 18, 2013 — Two-Page Summary - American Health Care Reform Act (H.R. 3121)

September 18, 2013 — Section-by-Section Summary - American Health Care Reform Act (H.R. 3121)

September 18, 2013 — Explanation of Standard Deduction for Health Insurance - American Health Care Reform Act (H.R. 3121)

September 18, 2013 — American Health Care Reform Act (H.R. 3121)

July 11, 2013 — Fairness for American Families Act (H.R. 2668)

September 11, 2012 — Seth Perretta Testimony on Behalf of the American Benefits Council in the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on IRS and PPACA Implementation

May 1, 2012 — Ways and Means Committee Majority Staff Report: BROKEN PROMISE: Why ObamaCare Will Force Americans to Lose the Health Care Coverage they Have and Like

June 1, 2011 — MLR Repeal Act (H.R. 2077)

April 12, 2011 — Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 1473)

March 29, 2011 — Bill to Convert PPACA Funding for Personal Responsibility Education Programs from Direct Appropriations to an Authorization of Appropriations (H.R. 1215)

March 29, 2011 — Bill to Repeal PPACA Mandatory Funding for School-Based Health Center Construction (H.R. 1214)

March 29, 2011 — Bill to Convert PPACA Funding for Graduate Medical Education from Direct Appropriations to an Authorization of Appropriations (H.R. 1216)

March 29, 2011 — Bill to Repeal PPACA Prevention and Public Health Fund (H.R. 1217)

March 17, 2011 — Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act (H.R. 1173)

March 17, 2011 — Access to Professional Health Insurance Advisors Act (H.R. 1206)

February 18, 2011 — Amendments to Spending Bill (H.R. 1) De-Funding PPACA Implementation

February 3, 2011 — PPACA Section 1099 Repeal Amendment to FAA Reauthorization Bill (Levin)

February 2, 2011 — Empowering States to Innovate Act (S. 248)(Wyden-Brown)

February 2, 2011 — PPACA Repeal Amendment to FAA Reauthorization Bill (McConnell)

February 2, 2011 — PPACA Section 1099 Repeal Amendment to FAA Reauthorization Bill (Stabenow)

February 1, 2011 — State Health Care Choice Act (S. 244)(Barrasso-Graham)

January 25, 2011 — State Leadership in Health Care Act (S. 73)(Sanders)

January 24, 2011 — Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act (H.R. 5)(Gingrey)

January 24, 2011 — Official Summary of the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act (H.R. 5)

Official Source Documents

July 22, 2016 — Request For Information: Coverage for Contraceptive Services

May 18, 2016 — HHS/OCR Final Regulations Regarding Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

April 20, 2016 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part 31: Preventive Care, Out-of-Pocket Maximums, Recissions, Mental Health Parity

December 16, 2015 — IRS Notice 2015-87: Further Guidance on the Application of the Group Health Plan Market Reform Provisions of the Affordable Care Act to Employer-Provided Health Coverage and on Certain Other Affordable Care Act Provisions

October 23, 2015 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XXV: Preventive Care, Wellness Programs, Mental Health Parity

September 16, 2015 — HHS Letter Regarding Embedded Out-of-Pocket Maximums

September 1, 2015 — Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Minimum Value of Eligible Employer-Sponsored Health Plans

August 7, 2015 — Ryan-Upton-Kline Letter to HHS on Out of Pocket Limits

June 30, 2015 — IRS Notice 2015-43: Interim Guidance under the Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014

May 26, 2015 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XXVII: Limitations on Cost Sharing under the Affordable Care Act and Provider Nondiscrimination

May 11, 2015 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XXVI: Coverage of Preventive Services

May 8, 2015 — HHS Guidance on Embedded Self-Only Annual Limitation on Cost Sharing

April 16, 2015 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XXV: Wellness Programs

March 30, 2015 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XXIV: Summary of Benefits and Coverage

March 16, 2015 — Treasury/DOL/HHS Final Regulations on Amendments to Excepted Benefits

February 13, 2015 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XXIII: Excepted Benefits

December 19, 2014 — Treasury/DOL/HHS Proposed Regulations on Amendments to Excepted Benefits

November 21, 2014 — Department of Health and Human Services Proposed Rule on PPACA 2016 Payment Parameters for Transitional Reinsurance Program

November 6, 2014 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XXII: Compliance of Premium Reimbursement Arrangements

November 6, 2014 — DOL Technical Release 2014-01: Guidance on State Regulation of Stop-Loss Insurance

October 10, 2014 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XXI: Reference-Based Pricing and Limitations on Cost-Sharing Under PPACA

October 1, 2014 — Treasury/DOL/HHS Final Regulations on Amendments to Excepted Benefits

July 23, 2014 — GAO Report: PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: Preliminary Results of Undercover Testing of Enrollment Controls for Health Care Coverage and Consumer Subsidies Provided Under the Act

July 17, 2014 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XX: Disclosure of Preventive Services

May 2, 2014 —  FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XIX: COBRA Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Limits, Preventive Coverage, Health FSA Carryovers, SBCs

May 2, 2014 — DOL/EBSA Proposed Regulations on Health Care Continuation Coverage (COBRA)

January 9, 2014 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XVI: Preventive Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Limits, Expatriate Plans, Wellness Programs, Mental Health Parity

December 20, 2013 — Treasury/DOL/HHS Proposed Regulations on Amendments to Excepted Benefits

September 4, 2013 — FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XVI: Exchange Notices, 90-Day Waiting Period Limitations

April 29, 2013 —  FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation PartXV: Annual Limit Waivers, Provider Non-Discrimination, Clinical Trials Coverage

April 23, 2013 — FAQS About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XIV: Summary of Benefits & Coverage

March 8, 2013 — FAQS About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XIII: Expatriate Health Plans

February 22, 2013 — OSHA Interim Final Rule and Request for Comments on Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Whistleblower Provisions of PPACA

February 20, 2013 — FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XII: Limitations on Cost-Sharing, Coverage of Preventive Services

January 24, 2013 — FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XI: Exchanges, HRA Coordination, Medicare Part D

November 30, 2012 — OPM Proposed Regulations on Establishment of the Multi-State Plan Program

March 19, 2012 — DOL FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part VIII, Summary of Benefits & Coverage Requirements

February 24, 2012 — CMS Actuarial Value and Cost-Sharing Reductions Bulletin

February 9, 2012 — IRS Notice 2012-17: FAQ Guidance Regarding Automatic Enrollment, Employer Shared Responsibility, and Waiting Periods

July 11, 2011 — HHS Proposed Regulations on Standards Related to Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment

April 15, 2011 — DOL Report to HHS on Selected Medical Benefits

April 1, 2011 — FAQs on PPACA Implementation Part VI

March 29, 2011 — DOL Annual Report to Congress on Self-Insured Health Plans (Including Appendices)

Official Source Documents

May 16, 2016 — Supreme Court ruling on Zubik v. Burwell

June 25, 2015 — U.S. Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

July 22, 2014 — U.S. D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Decision in Halbig v. Burwell

July 22, 2014 — U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision in King et al. v. Burwell

June 30, 2014 — U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell

June 28, 2012 — U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in NFIB v Sebelius

March 23, 2012 — CRS Report: ACA: A Brief Overview of the Law, Implementation, and Legal Challenges

March 23, 2012 — CRS Report: Affordable Care Act: Litigation Resources

January 27, 2012 — NFIB Brief to U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Health Care Law Severability Issue

January 27, 2012 — Democratic Congressional Leadership Brief to U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Health Care Law Minimum Coverage Provision

January 27, 2012 — Republican Senators Brief to U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Health Care Law Minimum Coverage Provision

January 27, 2012 — Obama Administration Brief to U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Health Care Law Minimum Coverage Provision

January 27, 2012 — 26 States Brief to U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Health Care Law Severability Issue

November 8, 2011 — U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Decision in Susan Seven-Sky v. Eric Holder, Jr. et al

September 8, 2011 — Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision in Virginia v. Sebelius

August 12, 2011 — Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Decision in Florida et al. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

June 29, 2011 — Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Panel Decision in Thomas More Law Center v. Obama Administration

January 31, 2011 — U.S. District Court for Northern Florida Ruling on Florida v. HHS

June 22, 2016 — Council statement on House GOP health reform plan
March 19, 2012 — DOL's 'good faith' compliance standard for SBC rules fails to relieve burden on employer plan sponsors
February 27, 2012 — Council urges delay in health care 'summary of benefits and coverage' rules
January 27, 2012 — Council files amicus brief on 'severability' issue in U.S. Supreme Court health reform case
October 20, 2011 — Council calls for agency action to ensure that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) achieve goals
September 8, 2011 — Fourth Circuit health care law ruling leaves continued uncertainty
August 12, 2011 — With conflicting appellate court rulings, Supreme Court consideration of PPACA certain
August 12, 2011 — Council commends new PPACA guidance on state exchanges, premium subsidies
June 29, 2011 — Appeals court's health care law decision underscores importance of resolving constitutionality
June 27, 2011 — Council commends reexamination of PPACA claims & appeals, external review regulations
June 3, 2011 — Increased provider transparency will allow employers and employees to make informed health care decisions and lower costs