The ongoing partial government shutdown is officially the longest in American history. While the negotiations are not directly related to healthcare or NAHU’s policy priorities, they have significantly impacted NAHU’s legislative and regulatory efforts. On this week’s episode, NAHU’s Marcy M. Buckner, and Chris Hartmann detail the impact that the shutdown is having on federal rulemaking, including the release of the HRA final rule, the annual payment parameters rule and The Trump Administration’s ability to draft the Cadillac Tax regulations as thousands of federal workers throughout the departments remain furloughed. They also discuss how the shutdown could impact this year’s employer reporting deadlines, our ability to communicate with agency officials on compliance concerns, and Congress’s shortened calendar to focus on our legislative priorities as each passing day is taken up by negotiations to reopen the federal government instead of bipartisan solutions to healthcare challenges.
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