It seems all but certain that Republicans will repeal as much of Obamacare as they can through the reconciliation process that only requires 51 votes in the Senate instead of the normal 60 votes required for cloture of any issue. However, to take advantage of that process, the items need to be revenue related. Certainly, that is not an insignificant piece of the legislation.
The blog at adamsinsurance.com has been pretty quiet since midway through 2016. We are working a website redesign that will "fundamentally transform" (but in a good way) this website. Please stay tuned, and we will let you know when we finish it. In the meantime, we will try to blog more often than semiannually.
The Section 1557 Non-discrimination regulations for the ACA were released in May, and the carriers are releasing their notices and interpretations of the regulations. I guess this is one of those "hidden easter eggs" in Obamacare that no one discussed, voted on, or even thought about WAY WAY back in 2010 when the law passed. You remember 2010, right?