Healthcare Happy Hour

The Healthcare Happy Hour is a weekly podcast by the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).

If you’re not just into healthcare but also want to be up-to-date with issues on health insurance politics and policy, check this out.

This podcast will give you a full recap in 30 minutes. Stay tuned.

latest episodes

It’s Bills, Bills, Bills – And Hearings

2017-09-15 00:00:00
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How Could Graham-Cassidy Lead to Single Payer?

2017-09-22 00:00:00
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McConnell Announces No Vote on Graham-Cassidy Proposal

2017-09-27 00:00:00
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A Whirlwind Two Weeks in Healthcare Policy

2017-10-06 00:00:00
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What You Should Tell Your Clients about President Trump’s Executive Order

2017-10-13 00:00:00
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How NAHU Sees the Market Stability Bill

2017-10-20 00:00:00
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The Courts Weigh In as Congress Offers another CSR Proposal

2017-10-27 00:00:00
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NAHU Scores Early Victory in Tax Reform as Agencies Post Rulemaking

2017-11-03 00:00:00
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Kicking off December with a Flurry of Legislation

2017-12-01 00:00:00
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Mending Differences on the Road to Tax Reform

2017-12-08 00:00:00
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Taxes Is the Word of the Week

2017-12-15 00:00:00
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New Year, New Guidance

2018-01-05 00:00:00
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Deal or No Deal in the Budget Talks

2018-01-19 00:00:00
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NAHU Wins another Battle in the War for Cadillac Tax and HIT Repeal

2018-01-26 00:00:00
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The State of the Union and Employer-Based Health Benefits

2018-02-02 00:00:00
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Six More Weeks of Budget Negotiations

2018-02-09 00:00:00
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Capitol Conference 2018 Know Before You Go

2018-02-16 00:00:00
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Inaugural Episode, Catching Up on Legs and Regs

2018-04-13 00:00:00
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Democrats Introduce Public Option Opt-In for Employers and Individuals

2018-04-20 00:00:00
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Congress Advances Mental Health Parity and Opioid Legislation

2018-04-27 00:00:00
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Value-Based Design, IRS Notices and Another Repeal Attempt

2018-05-04 00:00:00
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Market Stability Negotiations Stall Once More

2018-05-11 00:00:00
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A First Look at the "America First" Prescription Drug Plan

2018-05-18 00:00:00
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Policy and Political Prognosticating on the Healthcare Happy Hour

2018-05-25 00:00:00
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A Conversation on the Future of Employer Reporting with P4ESC

2018-06-01 00:00:00
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Unpacking a Week of Hearings, Announcements, and Tuesday’s Primary Elections

2018-06-08 00:00:00
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Trump Administration to No Longer Defend the ACA’s Individual Mandate

2018-06-15 00:00:00
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NAHU CEO Reviews Association Health Plan Final Rule

2018-06-20 00:00:00
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AHP Follow-up and Primary Politics of Single Payer

2018-06-29 00:00:00
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Shaping HSA Legislation, Navigator Roles, the Marketplaces and a New Supreme Court

2018-07-13 00:00:00
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NAHU Responds to Potentially Expanding Role of Navigators

2018-07-20 00:00:00
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Risk Adjustment Payments Resumed, and An Overview of 2018 August Recess Talking Points

2018-07-27 00:00:00
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NAHU Reviews Short Term Plan Final Rule

2018-08-01 00:00:00
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Alliance to Fight the 40 Discusses Preserving Employer-Sponsored Coverage

2018-08-10 00:00:00
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Catalyst for Payment Reform on the Employer Driven Shift to Value Based Care

2018-08-16 00:00:00
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State Reactions to AHP and STP Rules and Texas v. Azar

2018-08-24 00:00:00
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Reflecting on John McCain’s Healthcare Legacy

2018-08-31 00:00:00
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ACA on the Docket & Political Prospects of Single Payer

2018-09-07 00:00:00
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Special Guest David Mordo on Improvements to the Marketplace Broker Experience

2018-09-14 00:00:00
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How the Opioids Bill Could Impact Employer Healthcare Costs

2018-09-21 00:00:00
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NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein meets with White House and the House Energy and Commerce Committee

2018-09-28 00:00:00
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Federal Efforts to Address Balance Billing

2018-10-05 00:00:00
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Special Guest Jeff Smedsrud Joins the Healthcare Happy Hour to Review Nuances of Short-Term Plans

2018-10-12 00:00:00
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NAHU's Coalition Efforts to Oppose Single-Payer and Medicare-for-All

2018-10-19 00:00:00
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BAN’s Perry Braun Joins NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein for 2019 Industry Predictions

2018-10-26 00:00:00
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Unpacking the HRA Proposed Rule & Election Predictions

2018-11-02 00:00:00
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Can Divided Government Achieve Compromise in Healthcare ahead of 2020?

2018-11-09 00:00:00
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NAHU and Stop the HIT's Efforts to Combat the Premium Tax

2018-11-16 00:00:00
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Conceptualizing How States Can Take Advantage of ACA Waivers

2018-11-30 00:00:00
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Remembering President George H.W. Bush’s Healthcare Legacy

2018-12-07 00:00:00
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A Sneak Peak at the 2019 Congressional Healthcare Agenda

2018-12-14 00:00:00
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Special Edition on Federal Ruling Declaring ACA Unconstitutional

2018-12-18 00:00:00
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Shutdown Takes Attention Away from Nation’s Healthcare Issues

2019-01-11 00:00:00
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Healthcare Legs and Regs Continue to Face Delays Amid Shutdown

2019-01-18 00:00:00
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New Legislation for the New Congress

2019-01-25 00:00:00
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Hearing More on Healthcare

2019-02-01 00:00:00
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Special Guest Discussion on Balance Billing

2019-02-08 00:00:00
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Capitol Conference 2019: Know Before You Go

2019-02-15 00:00:00
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Recapping CapCon with Jessica Watts

2019-03-01 00:00:00
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Catching Up on our Legislative Priorities

2019-03-15 00:00:00
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Debriefing the First-Ever Medicare-for-All Hearing

2019-05-03 00:00:00
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When It Rains, It Pours: A Rundown of a Busy NAHU Week

2019-05-10 00:00:00
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NAHU Legislative Council Member Gary Cox Joins Us to Review Agent Meeting with Head of Healthcare.gov

2019-04-05 00:00:00
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ICYMI, Special Guest Discussion on Balance Billing

2019-04-12 00:00:00
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A Recess Respite Ahead of A Busy Spring

2019-04-19 00:00:00
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Feds Set Parameters for Brokers and Navigators

2019-04-26 00:00:00
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Surprise! Balance Billing & Medicare’s “Two-Midnight” Rule

2019-03-22 00:00:00
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House Democratic Leaders Unveil Extensive Healthcare Package

2019-03-29 00:00:00
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Adding More Bills to the Hopper

2019-05-17 00:00:00
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Don’t be Surprised by this Week’s Topic

2019-05-24 00:00:00
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A Helpful Discussion to Understand the HELP Committee’s Discussion Draft

2019-05-31 00:00:00
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NAHU Responds to Broker Compensation Disclosure Proposal

2019-06-07 00:00:00
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NAHU’s Coalition Efforts to Combat Surprise Billing

2019-06-14 00:00:00
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How to Comply with the HRA Final Rule

2019-06-21 00:00:00
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Transparency is the Word of the Week

2019-06-28 00:00:00
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More Surprises Ahead & Understanding the Texas Appeal

2019-07-12 00:00:00
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Toasting to the Cadillac Tax Repeal Vote

2019-07-19 00:00:00
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Time to Meet Your Member

2019-07-26 00:00:00
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Employer Reporting Bills Introduced and Summer Update on Federal Priorities

2019-08-01 00:00:00
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ICYMI, Time to Meet Your Member

2019-08-09 00:00:00
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Special Guest Katy Spangler on NAHU's Coalition Efforts to Combat Surprise Billing

2019-08-16 00:00:00
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Special Guest Chris Pollack on NAHU’s Coalition Efforts to Streamline ACA Reporting

2019-08-30 00:00:00
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How NAHU is Working with CMS on the Medicare Plan Finder

2019-09-06 00:00:00
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Returning to Iron Out the Differences

2019-09-13 00:00:00
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Hurdles Remains on a Healthcare Consensus Package

2019-09-20 00:00:00
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How Impeachment Could Imperil Healthcare Progress

2019-09-27 00:00:00
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Finding Solutions on the Plan Finder, Transparency and HRAs

2019-10-04 00:00:00
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BAN’s Perry Braun joins NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein to Review Industry Trends

2019-10-11 00:00:00
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Special Guest on NAHU’s Efforts on the Medicare Plan Finder Changes

2019-10-18 00:00:00
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Special Guest on NAHU’s Role in Shaping Prescription Drug Package

2019-10-25 00:00:00
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Impeachment Inquiry to Compete with Healthcare Agenda

2019-11-01 00:00:00
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Democrats Delay Drug Reform

2019-11-08 00:00:00
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Shedding Some Light on the New Transparency Rules

2019-11-15 00:00:00
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Special Guests on Colorado’s Public Option Proposal

2019-12-06 00:00:00
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Comprehensive Bipartisan Healthcare Package Includes a Surprise Billing Fix

2019-12-13 00:00:00
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Breaking News: Congress Votes to Repeal Cadillac Tax and HIT in Year-End Spending Deal!

2019-12-19 00:00:00
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Congresswoman and current president & CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance, Allyson Schwartz, Joins to Discuss a Variety of Medicare Topics

2019-12-20 00:00:00
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Heather Meade from the Alliance To Fight The 40 Joins to Discuss the Cadillac Tax Repeal

2020-01-10 00:00:00
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Elena Tompkins from the Stop The HIT Coalition Discusses the HIT Tax Repeal

2020-01-17 00:00:00
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NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein Discusses the Danger of a Public Option

2020-01-24 00:00:00
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