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Men Overboard! They're Jumping Good Ship PARCA

MANAGED CARE May 1998. © MediMedia USA
Washington Initiatives

Men Overboard! They're Jumping Good Ship PARCA

MANAGED CARE May 1998. ©1998 Stezzi Communications
Washington Initiatives

PARCA's chances of passage appear to be dimming, despite Norwood's claim that his bill would get at least 300 votes "tomorrow." But is Norwood whistling the tune played by the band on the Titanic? The bill's cost and the bureaucracy it would create have fostered defections in the House. In addition, a stumbling block has emerged in the Senate, where the number of cosponsors of a companion bill introduced by Republican Al D'Amato of New York has yet to reach double digits.

PARCA also took hits from the Congressional Budget Office and the Health Benefits Coalition. A CBO study estimates that consumer rights legislation, including PARCA, could increase employer health spending by 0.3 percent a year, costing the government $1.5 billion over five years — principally because of the tax deduction for employer-sponsored health insurance. The Health Benefits Coalition, an ad hoc group of 31 organizations representing more than 3 million companies, came up with estimates that Hill insiders say would be anathema to most Republicans: PARCA would impose 207 mandates on the health care system, require 60 new sets of federal regulations and cost almost $1 billion a year in medical liability suits.

Meetings

Private Health Insurance Exchanges Conference Washington, D.C. October 7–8, 2014
National Healthcare Facility Management Summit Palm Beach, FL October 16–17, 2014
National Healthcare CFO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
National Healthcare CXO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
Innovative Member Engagement Operations For Health Plans Las Vegas, NV October 20–21, 2014
4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014