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October 14, 2019 Washington, DC Forecast: ANCOR Orange and Blue as Far as the Eye Can See

We are excited to host over 170 members and partners this week in Washington DC for our 2019 Policy Summit and Hill Day. Share in the fun by following #Gamechangers19 on ANCOR’s social media.

October 14, 2019 Resource: What You Need to Know About the End of Year Health Extenders Bill

ANCOR is following Congress' work on the year-end "health extenders" package because it is well-suited to house a longer-term renewal of Money Follows the Person (MFP) and contains provisions of interest to ANCOR members, such as DSH payments.

October 14, 2019 Coming Soon to the House GOP: New Obamacare Replacement Proposal

ANCOR will be monitoring an upcoming House GOP proposal healthcare previewed in Politico Pulse because of its potential implications for people with intellectual / developmental disabilities (I/DD), as they are considered by the insurance industry to have pre-existing conditions.

October 14, 2019 Key Democrat on Funding Issues Announces 2020 Retirement

U.S Representative Nina Lowey (D-NY), the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that she would not seek re-election in 2020 – a fact that is sure to cause a leadership shuffle among Democratic House members. 

October 14, 2019 POTUS Signs Executive Orders on Federal Spending, Regulatory Guidance

Last week the President signed three executive orders which ANCOR will be diving more into in coming weeks because of their potential effect on how federal agencies spend their funding and issue guidance on regulatory matters. These executive orders, reported upon by Politico Pro and The Wall Street Journal, will take affect across all agencies, including those that oversee disability programs and supports.

October 14, 2019 Administration Proposes Changes to Anti-Kickback Rule

Our members who have revenue sharing programs with corporate partners will be interested in proposed changes to the anti-kickback rule reported upon by Politico Pulse. In coming weeks, ANCOR staff will review the proposal and report back to our membership on key points.

October 14, 2019 President’s Proposal to Tie Immigration to Health Insurance Concerns Employers

Politico Pulse’s reporting on President Trump’s new proposal to make the receipt of a visa to enter the United States contingent on the ability to purchase health insurance is deeply relevant to the disability community because it has implications for the DSP workforce crisis.

October 14, 2019 Federal Court Skeptical of Administration’s Medicaid Work Requirements

Following up on our previously stated concerns on how Medicaid work requirements could affect people with disabilities and the Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who support them, we are sharing reporting by Politico Pro on a court challenge to the requirements.

October 14, 2019 Questions on Implementing the DOL Overtime Rule? Our Upcoming Webinar Has You Covered!

In case you missed our webinar announcement last week, we are re-sharing it below so you can prepare to comply with the new DOL Overtime Rule by January 1, 2020.

October 14, 2019 IRS Issues Guidance Plan, Including Implementation for 2017 Tax Reform Law

As a member of ASAE, we are sharing their article on IRS guidance because of its potential relevance to our members who run tax-exempt organizations.