ObamaCare

Fact-checking Jimmy Kimmel on CHIP funding

<i>CHIP “always had bipartisan support. But this year, they let the money for it expire while they work on getting tax cuts for their billionaire and millionaire donors.”</i> <b><br>— Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, in a monologue, Dec. 11, 2017</b><p>Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Dec. 11 stepped out of his comedic role …

U.S. Politics

Why Do People Hate Obamacare, Anyway?

The Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” has roiled America since the day it was signed into law in 2010. From the start, the public was almost …

Health Care

What Is CHIP, And Why Does Its Lapsing Put So Many Kids At Risk?

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel got in front of America and put his weight behind what’s been a fight behind the scenes between politicians and health care advocates for more than two months. The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, expired on September 30th, and if it’s not renewed quickly, nine …

Health Care

How GOP tax bill hurts County County health care

When Congressional Republicans failed in their second attempt to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in September, many …

House members introduce slew of ACA tax delay bills

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee, with Chairman Kevin Brady's blessing, introduced a handful of bills today that would delay some of the …

U.S. Politics

Actuaries warn of premium increases from repealing ObamaCare mandate

The American Academy of Actuaries on Tuesday warned Congress against repealing ObamaCare’s individual mandate, saying the move would raise premiums …

Health Care

Health Insurance: Why you could pay more in 2018 — and how to save money or get free care

The Friday, Dec. 15 deadline to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace exchanges is rapidly approaching. If you haven’t yet …

Health Care

“Dear Alabama” Tweets Are Showing How Worried People Are About This Senate Race

All eyes are on Alabama on Dec. 12, as the state is set to vote on who will claim Alabama's empty Senate seat in Washington in a controversial …

Republican National Committee

Emotional Jimmy Kimmel: "Disgusting" that Congress puts rich ahead of kids' health

<b>LOS ANGELES --</b> Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery.<p>Kimmel was crying …

Jimmy Kimmel

Public support for 'Obamacare' reaches new heights

The latest national polling from the Pew Research Center found Donald Trump, nearing the end of the first year of his presidency, with a woeful …

Pew Research Center

Consumers Who Froze Their Credit Reports Could Hit A Glitch Enrolling In Insurance

Some Americans who froze their credit reports following the big data breach this year at the credit-rating firm Equifax may be in for a surprise if …

Health

The Impending Destruction of Medicaid by GOP Tax Cuts

<b>JOHN GEYMAN, M.D., FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b>Medicaid is threatened by Republican tax restructuring bills. (Photo: Jobs With Justice)As the debate in …

Liberal View

Majority in new poll: GOP tax plan would hurt us

A majority of Americans said in new poll that the Republicans' tax overhaul is likely to hurt them and their families, and that it will mostly help …

Donald Trump

A look back at Lie of the Year, 2009 to 2016

PolitiFact’s editors and reporters award the Lie of the Year to the most significant falsehood or exaggeration of the past 12 months. Here’s a look …

Barack Obama

MSNBC panel slams Republicans for selling out children's health insurance to fund corporate tax cuts

STEPHANIE RUHLE (HOST): Steve, nine million kids get their health insurance through [the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)]. Nine million …

Liberal View

Vitals

Good morning ... My sympathies to all the political operatives and reporters trying to focus on the Alabama special election today, only to see it …

Health Care

ACA Round-Up: Qualified Health Plan Reviews And Contraceptive Coverage Litigation

On December 8, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released two reports summarizing reviews of federally facilitated exchange …

Health Care

We are even more convinced that thousands will die prematurely if the ACA is repealed

On Monday, The Washington Post published an article by Casey Mulligan and Tomas Philipson attacking Lawrence Summers’s statement that “thousands” of individuals would die if the Republican tax bill became law. Summers reached his estimate after carefully reviewing the literature and consulting with …

Research

The GOP tax plan would blow a hole in American science

Several proposed tax cuts hurt grad students. Scientific research will suffer too.<p>If you thought the Republican tax plan was just about huge tax cuts for the wealthy, think again. It’s also a major attack on science.<p>To understand why, let’s step back a bit. The scientific enterprise in America …

Politics

Obamacare’s individual mandate is crucial; Republicans need thoughtful replacement if repealed

Striking the mandate endangers insurance markets because fewer young and healthy people would buy into the system. Insurers would raise premiums to …

Opinion

Crucial details of Republican tax plan in flux as deal deadline looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Crucial details of the Republican tax plan, including the proposed corporate rate, were in flux late on Tuesday as negotiators from the U.S. Congress rushed to finalize the plan ahead of a self-imposed Wednesday deadline.<p>Republican tax writers were tinkering with how to best …

Business

Obamacare Premiums Rise To $40,000 Or More For Some Middle-Class Families

President Trump has been saying it for years now: Obamacare can't survive.<p>Dozens of "exchanges," set up to handle Obamacare subscribers, have shut …

Conservative View

With Tax Overhaul, Maine Sen. Collins Stretches Her Political Powers

WASHINGTON—Maine Sen. Susan Collins earlier this year decided to stay in her job instead of running for governor because she thought she could play a …

Republican Party

Obama calls out Trump admin for not advertising ACA enrollment

Former President Barack Obama today thanked volunteers who have been calling people to remind them to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care …

U.S. Politics

Nevada boosts ads ahead of health insurance sign up deadline

With Facebook ads, health fairs and even sign spinners, Nevada officials are hoping to encourage more residents to sign up for subsidized health …

Business

ACA isn't enough: single-payer is a feminist issue

Any health-care system that depends on employers or wages is going to privilege the people with the highest-paid jobs (men) and take away power from …

Health Care

Some glitches seen in deadline week for “Obamacare” sign-ups

WASHINGTON — Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for “Obamacare” sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely …

Health Care

November/December – Commercial and IP Development Update

China<p>First-time Amendments to the Anti-Unfair Competition Law Issued<p>On November 4, 2017, the revised Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People's …

Law

Medicaid Work Requirements: Who’s At Risk?

While the American Health Care Act (AHCA) has collapsed, adding work requirements to Medicaid continues as a key theme in conservative health reform …

Social Security

There He Goes Again: Lamar Alexander Misrepresents His Health Insurer Bailout

As Ronald Reagan might say, “There you go again.” Last week, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) published an op-ed in the <i>Washington Examiner</i> making claims …

Conservative View