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After the release of the Senate Republican health plan, opinion writers look at what would become of people who benefited from the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and the proposals to change the program.
In the midst of criticism, some editorial voices offer strong and positive views of the sweeping legislation.
Editorial pages across the nation take a hard-line stance against the GOP’s latest offering in their ongoing effort to repeal and replace the health law.
CEO Bruce Broussard tells Reuters that the insurer will not be going back into the individual market, no matter what changes Congress makes to the Affordable Care Act.
But the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey also shows that a majority of Americans want fixes to the existing health law. A separate AARP poll also reports low approval numbers for the American Health Care Act that passed in the House last month.
Former President Barack Obama spoke out on Facebook against Republicans’ efforts to overturn his signature legislation.
President Donald Trump also called the four Republicans who say they can’t vote for the Senate bill in its current form, “good guys.”
Outlets offer a look the difference between the Affordable Care Act, the House’s American Health Care Act and the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act.
Senate Republicans are aiming for a final vote next Thursday.
Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah), Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Rand Paul (Ky.) release a joint statement about their problems with the legislation, but their stances appear to be negotiable.
For example, depending on what states elect to do, somebody with cancer might be able to buy insurance but find it doesn’t cover expensive chemotherapy. Media outlets look at different aspects of the Senate’s proposal and how they affect premiums, subsidies and public health funding.
The legislation would provide millions of dollars to insurers to cover the costs of expensive patients and costs incurred by very low-income patients, but the help would be short-lived.
The survey also found public support for program changes that would place work requirements on beneficiaries and make drug testing a condition of enrollment.
Experts say the loopholes would allow states to bypass some protections for people with preexisting conditions.
The latest Republican plan to revamp the health law reshapes how age and income affect what help consumers get for paying premiums.
The public — and most senators — got their first look at the bill as it was released Thursday morning. Here’s a chance to read all 142-pages of it.
Opinion writers across the country offer their thoughts on the Senate Republican health overhaul — both in terms of style and substance — while also examining a variety of health policy issues that are in play as Congress continues to contemplate sweeping changes to the nation’s health care system.
Each week, KHN’s Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.
Media outlets report on news from New Jersey, Ohio, Kansas, Utah, Georgia, Arizona and Massachusetts.
Although Anthem is withdrawing from some marketplaces, other companies are diving in. Media outlets look at the results of Wednesday’s deadline for insurers to submit initial federal applications to offer 2018 marketplace plans.