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Even Talking About Weakening Obamacare Provisions Weakens The Exchanges

Support the news<p>The Affordable Care Act is not "exploding" or "imploding," as President Trump likes to claim. But Trump does hold several keys to …

ObamaCare

Uninsured To Increase By 32 Million Under Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill

Senate Republicans, making America sick again.<p>Republican lawmakers unveiled yet another healthcare bill Monday night, and it spells even more doom …

Health Care

Trumpcare: A play in three acts

After years of promising to get rid of Obamacare the first chance they got, Republicans have now missed several opportunities<p>For seven years, it was one of the Republicans’ most persistently stated promises: They would scrap Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.<p>The law, popularly known as Obamacare, …

ObamaCare

CBO’s Estimates Of The Revised Senate Health Bill

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) produced cost estimates for two of the three versions the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), sponsored by …

Health Care

Sean Spicer is free!

The enchantment is finally broken. Sean Spicer has been set free.<p>For just over 180 days, he toiled under the watchful eye of the ogre, performing acts that made his whole soul shrink in revulsion. From the first day, when he had to come out and bear false witness to the numbers present for the …

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Hits on federal retirement advance as bill is introduced to fire feds for ‘no cause at all’

House Republicans greeted current and future federal employees with two controversial body blows in recent days — one amounts to a pay cut and the other would allow new feds to be fired for “no cause at all.”<p>The House Budget Committee approved a spending plan that would save the government $163.5 …

Government

What the voters were telling the GOP on health care

Health care just became an entitlement.<p>Not by law — that happened in stages over many decades, beginning with Medicare in the 1960s and continuing to the Affordable Care Act under President Barack Obama.<p>What happened this week was the American people ratified that they want health care — meaning …

Health Care

CBO Indicates The Senate’s Revised Plan To Replace Obamacare Will Still Leave 22 Million Uninsured

Throughout Congressional Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has provided reality check after reality check. Millions of people would be left uninsured by the House’s American Health Care Act, as well as the Senate’s …

Health Care

Trump’s Smooth Brain Isn’t Helping the GOP’s Health Care Pitch

Like a dark version of <b>Lambchop</b> written by <b>Augusto Pinochet</b>‘s former health minister, the Republican Party’s efforts to repeal-and-replace Obamacare …

Republicans

Making Sense of the Different CBO Healthcare Plan Scores

Republican plans to overhaul health insurance seem to change almost every day. So it's understandable if you feel confused about how it all might …

ObamaCare

Will Any Rubio Please Stand Up

The year is 2007. The young man is Senator Marco Rubio, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. Rubio was shooting up the ranks in …

Marco Rubio

The CBO Score For The Senate’s Obamacare Repeal-Only Plan Predicts 17 Million People Will Become Uninsured By 2018

If Donald Trump and congressional Republicans ultimately decide not to “own” the supposed failure of the Affordable Care Act, then a lot of angry, uninsured Americans are going to let them hear about it. Or at least that’s the implication of the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) new score for …

Health Care

With So Many Obamacare Repeal Options In Play, Confusion Reigns

On Thursday, the Senate unleashed yet another iteration of its effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and with it came another analysis from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. If your head is spinning, you've got plenty of company, us here at Shots included.<p>Here are the …

Health Care

GOP Budget Plan Moves Forward, Paving a Clear Path for Tax Reform

The House Budget Committee held lengthy debates over the GOP budget proposal on Wednesday afternoon. The bill promises to balance the budget and …

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From The Archives: Prices And Consumer Shopping

<i>Welcome to “</i><i>From the Archives</i><i>,” an occasional</i> Health Affairs <i>Blog series, where we take a timely topic and delve into the literature and history, from</i> …

Health Care

“Repeal and delay”: McConnell’s new, risky health care plan, explained

In the wake of a failed bill to replace Obamacare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is proposing a new plan: Repeal Obamacare — and set up a deadline, two years in the future, to replace it.<p>The idea has a certain logic. Republicans can quickly make good on their promise to repeal Obamacare …

ObamaCare

Trump's Plan To 'Let Obamacare Fail' Is Morally Appalling

Donald Trump is president now and it’s his job to run this government, whether he likes it or not.<p>Before even taking office, and well before the Republican bid to repeal and “replace” the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump started saying the best political strategy for his party would be …

Health Care

GOP Healthcare Folly: The Peril Of Attempting Medicaid Reform Under The Guise Of Repealing Obamacare

Earlier this year, not long after the inauguration of President Trump, I had lunch in suburban Washington with two thoughtful, distinguished friends; one is a former member of the United States Senate, and the other a prominent healthcare economist who had worked in the White House.<p>Soon enough we …

Health Care

Here's how many would be uninsured in each health care scenario

<b>(CNN) --</b> On Monday, the latest effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare came to an abrupt halt as two more senators announced that they would vote against the latest GOP health care bill.<p>This dealt a blow to the Republicans and President Donald Trump, who have railed against the …

ObamaCare

Republicans Didn't Convince Many People That They Were Really Trying To Fix Health Care

And more of the latest polling news.<p>Americans are about twice as likely to think that Senate Republicans introduced their health care bill to make an effort at political grandstanding as they are to see the legislation as a legitimate attempt to improve health care, according to a new Monmouth …

Elections

Republicans fail on health care. Here's why the rest of Trump's agenda won't be 'so easy,' either

Passing legislation is always a difficult, messy task. America’s highly polarized political environment, with party activists demanding ideological …

ObamaCare

FACT CHECK: Did President Trump Say 'Eventually We Will Get Something Done'?

CLAIM<p>President Donald Trump said "eventually we will get something done."<p>RATING<p>TRUE<p>ORIGIN<p>On 18 July 2017, some social media users mockingly picked up …

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Why Trump can't sell health reform, and the price he'll pay

<b>Video by Wochit News</b><p>Quotes in the article<p>Microsoft CorpMSFT▼72.74-0.63-0.86% New York Times CoNYT=17.550.000.00% Graham Holdings …

Health Care

How Would the BCRA Impact Deductibles and Out-of-Pocket Costs?

Patients' Share of Costs Would Increase Under the BCRA<p>Throughout 2017, one of the most significant issues for Congressional Republicans has been …

Health Care

Democratic challengers nipping at the heels of Republican Congress members in fundraising

Democratic challengers to Republican members of Congress are reporting strong fundraising totals in a series of key California races that could tip …

Elections

Democrat doctor challenges Fred Upton in 2018 after health care vote

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Dr. Matt Longjohn wants to hold U.S. Rep. Fred Upton "accountable" for his support of the American Health Care Act.<p>The Portage …

Health Care

Caution, Not Relief, In Mass. After Senate GOP Leaders Drop Health Care Bill

Support the news<p>President Trump meets with Senate Republicans Wednesday to discuss the GOP's next move on health care. The Senate Republican plan …

Health Care

All children need Medicaid

This week at each of our hospitals, a woman gave birth to a baby with a severe heart defect. Twenty years ago, these babies may not have lived. …

Health Care

Donald Trump Is a Victim of Congressional Republicans’ Incompetence

Donald Trump has spent the bulk of his time in office livetweeting cable news, playing golf, and flirting with constitutional crises. During that …

ObamaCare

Paul Ryan threw Republican senators under the bus on their healthcare failure

House Speaker Paul Ryan blamed Senate Republicans for the party's failure to pass an Obamacare repeal and replacement bill, saying he hopes House Republicans' "friends in the Senate can figure out how they can get a bill passed."<p>Ryan made the comments at a press conference Tuesday morning, the day …

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