Republicans say they plan to pass a bill to overhaul the federal health law in the 17 days between when Congress convenes and Inauguration Day. But past congressional budget veterans say that could prove to be very difficult.
Privatizing the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled and turning the Medicaid program for the poor back to the states are long-time goals for Republicans in Congress and the White House.
The effect of “repeal and replace” could have greatest consequences for hospitals. They accepted lower federal funding under the law because their uncompensated care was expected to fall as more people became insured.
Republicans will likely chip away at the ACA piecemeal and say they will try to provide a soft exit.
Some “must-pass” health legislation next year could give the new administration a vehicle for some proposals that might not be able to clear political or procedural hurdles on their own.
Majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents support making sure high-cost drugs for chronic conditions are affordable.
Although many consumers are feeling the heat from increased health care spending, the overall bill may not be larger.
Si es elegido, Trump tomaría el cargo en un momento difícil para la ley de salud, con muchos estadounidenses en ambos partidos quejándose sobre el aumento de las primas y los gastos de bolsillo. Lo que podría hacer para afectarla.
Since President Barack Obama has used executive authority many times to help stabilize the law, Donald Trump could likely reverse those decisions and undermine the law.
Drug prices rise for a variety of reasons but opportunities for the government to control them is limited.
The annual Census report finds that the number of uninsured falls to 29 million from 33 million.
Sexually active teenagers are more likely to use birth control and are choosing forms that are more effective, a study finds. Births to teens dropped by 36 percent from 2007 to 2013.
In a joint project, the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University are banking on a new building to kick start efforts to bring health professionals together by introducing collaboration into medical training.
The setback prompts some to change direction, others to stay the course.
Advocates for a single payer health care system say it would be more efficient, but other analysts predict that such an unprecedented change could be extremely disruptive to a key part of the nation’s economy.
The president made the proposal as part of a comprehensive look at the Affordable Care Act’s legacy in an article under his byline in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Presidential candidates from both parties have proposals they say would help lower the cost of prescription drugs. But most experts say that efforts to regulate prices might not end up saving much money.
It was a big win for pro-abortion rights advocates, but abortion opponents are not daunted. Stay tuned for how it will affect presidential politics and the next generation of women voters.
The 5-to-3 decision could impact similar laws in about two dozen other states.
The proposal includes many details, but key questions about cost remain unanswered.