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Some of the intense, intra-GOP negotiations focus on easing federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment.
It will be a long day for President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as they push to gather the needed support to ensure passage of the American Health Care Act, a measure that is key to both of their futures.
The prospect of cutbacks has led to agitation and activism in California’s largely agricultural Central Valley, with relatively high poverty rates and a significant number of Trump voters.
The cost of insurance could go down for people ages 26 to 29 under the GOP plan. But will they buy it without a mandate?
Four news organizations read through letters sent by 51 senators and 134 members of the House dealing with the health care debate.
Editorial pages across the country are full of tough talk for the American Health Care Act and challenges for the Republican Party.
News outlets examine how changes being considered on Capitol Hill are playing in the states.
“The folks that were able to tear this down would feel like they’re empowered to tear the next big project down,” said Rep. Bill Flores of Texas.
President Donald Trump met with members of the Freedom Caucus to try to persuade them to support the American Health Care Act ahead of an anticipated Thursday vote. He singled out Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) saying, “I’m gonna come after you.” Meadows shrugged off the words as good-natured ribbing.
Ford Inbody has a degenerative disease and is carefully watching the GOP replacement health care bill. Though it covers preexisting conditions, it could still mean he’ll get less care for more money.
Opinion writers around the country examine what is at stake for individuals, the health insurance market and the entire health system as the debate over the GOP’s American Health Care Act continues.
Also in public health news, the traditionally high U.S. infant death rate is making a promising decline and a new study highlights a connection between global warming and diabetes rates. Media outlets also report on a range of other developments, including ketamine being used to treat severely depressed patients and insurers weighing a simple treatment for artery disease.
The left-leaning Center for American Progress report is the first to look at the job market impact of the American Health Care Act. Meanwhile, vulnerable rural hospitals are increasingly worried about their fate under the Republicans’ plan.
The president, at a rally in Kentucky Monday night, spoke about what he wants to do once lawmakers keep their campaign promises to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
The success of the American Health Care Act could hinge in part on President Donald Trump’s deal-making prowess.
Factions of Republicans in the Senate are vehemently against the bill for opposing reasons, which will present a challenge for leaders trying to get a majority vote.
The penalty would affect people buying insurance who had a lapse in coverage of more than 63 days over a year. A surcharge of 30 percent would be attached to their premiums for a year.
The legislation, passed by the House, would allow nationwide “association health plans.” But consumer advocates have raised serious concerns about such options in the past.
They are in love. They also are worried about the uncertainty of the health law. So, they have a modest wedding during a blizzard so she can get his job-based insurance as soon as possible.
Lesser-known provisions in the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would push some Medicaid enrollees out of coverage and cause financial pain for others.