KHN and NPR answer your questions on the GOP health bill.
Republican leaders say that to dismantle Obamacare it will take not just the bill now being debated in the House, but also regulatory changes and other bills to come later. Some party members say that plan is not realistic.
Federal officials said 12.2 million people signed up for plans this year on the health law’s marketplaces, down slightly from 2016.
Before the health law, buying an individual policy that included coverage for pregnancy and labor was extremely difficult.
The federal government’s budget experts estimate that the Republican plan would reduce the deficit but dramatically drive up the number of uninsured.
El Comité de Presupuesto del Congreso presentó su estimado sobre el impacto económico que el proyecto de salud republicano, “The American Health Care Act”, tendría en el sistema de atención de salud del país, y cuánto le costaría al gobierno federal.
In the heated political arguments as Republicans rush to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, some facts can get buried.
People with preexisting conditions will still be able to buy coverage under the GOP plan, but it’s not clear there will be plans anyone can afford.
From Medicaid funding to paying for over-the-counter drugs, the legislation offered by House Republicans offers a far different pathway to coverage than Obamacare.
As GOP lawmakers struggle to find a replacement for Obamacare, public support for the health law grows and a majority of Americans say they don’t want fundamental changes to Medicaid.
Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News answers NPR listener questions like: Has Obamacare been repealed? No. Not yet.
The Trump administration’s first health regulation would shorten the enrollment periods and make it harder for patients to get coverage outside of that annual signup period.
The president says Obamacare has been “a complete and total disaster,” and other Republicans see nothing but trouble. But a careful look at the arguments suggest the situation is more complicated.
La planificación familiar, Planned Parenthood y hasta el consumo de tabaco podrían verse rápidamente afectados por medidas que podría tomar el flamante secretario de Salud.
After a tough fight by Democrats, Senate Republicans confirmed Rep. Tom Price’s nomination to head the Department of Health and Human Services. He will have the authority to upend some current practices.
Remarks by Sen. Mike Lee and Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows reflect growing uncertainty about Republicans’ path to overhaul Obamacare.
Republicans, who don’t have the votes to repeal the ACA directly, are hoping to use this strict budget strategy that requires only a majority vote to strip the health law of provisions they oppose.
At their party retreat, the officials are coalescing around a strategy that would have not a single replacement for the Affordable Care Act but instead include changes through a budget bill, administrative action and later a series of individual bills addressing smaller aspects of the health system.
Trump administration has tools to break the health law. Will it use them?
Trump did not mention his plans for the health law in his inaugural address but later that day signed an order intended to “minimize the economic burden” of the health law.