Podcast: What The Health? Senate Health Bill, Mostly Dead?

KHN Original

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of the Wall Street Journal, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, and Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times discuss the ever-changing status of the Senate’s effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, and the Trump Administration’s efforts to undermine the working of the law.

White House Says Insurers Will Be Paid For Key Subsidies This Month

KHN Morning Briefing

Republicans have objected to the health law’s cost-sharing reduction payments, saying Congress did not approve the money. But supporters of the health law say they are vital to the insurance marketplaces. News outlets also take stock of other developments in the insurance markets.

Obamacare Exchanges In Limbo

KHN Original

The failure this week of the U.S. Senate’s ACA repeal effort was one more twist in the ongoing political drama that has complicated routine rate setting for insurers and state officials.

Trump Could Blow Up The ACA Marketplaces Tomorrow By Stopping Subsidy Payments

KHN Morning Briefing

The president has threatened to end the payments to insurers before, and now with the failure of the GOP’s proposed bill, the deadline hangs like a guillotine over companies’ heads. “My advice to the plans this morning was, ‘If you get it, cash the check quickly,’” one health care lobbyist who represents insurers said Tuesday.