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Opinion writers offer their thoughts on a range of issues related to the health insurance marketplace, Medicaid and Medicare.
The rate of uninsured in America is nearly half what it was before the Affordable Care Act was passed.
The Freedom Caucus vows to block any legislation that doesn’t go far enough. Meanwhile, Speaker Paul Ryan is making the rounds to try to gin up support.
Within hours of each other, companies involved in the Aetna-Humana merger and the Cigna-Anthem deal threw in the towel.
President Trump and other opponents see the decision as a sign that the Affordable Care Act is failing, but many insurers cite the murkiness of the Republicans’ plan for dismantling the legislation as a reason to be skittish about the marketplaces.
People who do not get insurance through their job or the government have long battled a difficult market.
A federal court judge ruled last month that the $34 billion merger would hurt competition in the insurance industry. As part of the deal, Aetna will give Humana $1 billion as a break-up fee,
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on the possible landmines involved in replacing or repairing the health law, including what voters have to gain and lose as well as what costs could result.
Outlets report on news from Virginia, Colorado, Kansas, Tennessee, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida.
“If I could give you an answer today, I would, but I can’t,” Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner said in the latest example of Republicans having to dodge questions about the future of the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, the myth of death panels makes a return, and one prominent lawmaker says these town hall protests won’t alter the future of repeal.
Health law repeal efforts today look a lot like they did in 2014 during Republicans’ most dedicated effort to devise an alternative, but the process took place under the threat of a presidential veto. Meanwhile, this week conservative Republicans will urge leadership to move on repeal, without waiting for a replacement plan. “Instead of continuing to spin our wheels, we need a starting place,” said Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker, R-N.C.
The president says Obamacare has been “a complete and total disaster,” and other Republicans see nothing but trouble. But a careful look at the arguments suggest the situation is more complicated.
A federal judge in Texas last month issued a preliminary injunction barring the government from enforcing a rule allowing insurers to refuse to insure dialysis patients who get premium assistance from charity groups.
Opinion writers take stock of where things stand with the GOP’s effort to undo the health law.
Outlets report on news from Georgia, New Jersey, District of Columbia, California, Minnesota, Kansas, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Texas and Connecticut.
Many are worried that if the health law is dismantled, they’ll lose their coverage.
In meetings across the country, constituents are showing up in droves to make their voices heard.
With all the uncertainty swirling around the future of the health law, Republicans are caught in the position of having to stabilize a marketplace that they never wanted in the first place. Meanwhile, some proposed plans are trying to curb overly generous coverage and are drawing a reaction similar to how the “Cadillac Tax” was received.
A new report finds that major insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealth submitted conflicting lists to the state that were off by thousands of doctors.
Opinion writers offer a variety of views on the latest health policy developments.