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Confused about what’s in the American Health Care Act and what’s changed from the Affordable Care Act? Media outlets break it down for you.
The right wing of the party immediately panned the bill, calling it Obamacare-lite.
Los republicanos dieron a conocer el plan de salud con el que buscan reemplazar gran parte del Obamacare. Qué disposiciones se conservarían y cuáles podrían desaparecer por completo.
The legislation would roll back provisions that have been objected to by the Republicans’ base, but it will also cover fewer people.
“Writing checks to individuals to purchase insurance is, in principle, Obamacare,” says a memo prepared by the Republican Study Committee. The immediate criticism foreshadows the difficulty Republican leadership will face in trying to pass its proposed legislation.
House Republicans release their long-awaited plan, named the American Health Care Act, which protects some of the Affordable Care Act’s more popular provisions.
Amid an uproar over high drug prices, three GOP senators are asking the Government Accountability Office to investigate whether the Orphan Drug Act is being abused.
Rand Corp. finds that telehealth encourages patients to seek care for minor illnesses they wouldn’t bother to make an office visit for, raising overall health costs.
Researchers believe Californians, many of whom lost health coverage, delayed doctor visits that could have led to earlier detection. Now, with people seeking medical care under the Affordable Care Act, some experts expect to see an increase in late-stage cancers.
After intense negotiations among party factions, Republican leaders unveil legislation that committees will mark up this week.
More than 30 states have laws on the books to allow dying patients the right to try experimental treatments. But these treatments may not be covered by insurance, and ethicists worry vulnerable people could be exploited near the end of their lives. The laws may also duplicate a process the FDA already has in place.
In several cases, women suffered serious complications after being denied treatment, or were misdiagnosed at facilities that lacked specialists in obstetrics.
Those with chronic illnesses are concerned the plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will bring back lifetime caps. In other health law news: the Cadillac tax; the implications of repeal on science; health care stocks; and the president’s claim that 20 million Americans have taken a tax penalty instead of buying coverage.
Opinion writers offer their thoughts and advice regarding how to move forward on health policy in terms of the Affordable Care Act as well as Medicaid and Medicare.
Outlets report on news from California, Florida, Kansas, Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Georgia.
The concept of paying doctors and hospitals based on how well they care for their patients and contain costs isn’t new, but no one has tried it on a scale of this size before.
A new study shows that 83 percent of the largest patient advocacy groups take contributions from drug, medical device or biotech firms.
Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues.
News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical drug pricing.
In his address to Congress, the president decried the “slow and burdensome” process of drugs making it through the Food and Drug Administration approval pipeline.