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The plan offers billions of dollars’ worth of tax cuts to health insurers, pharmaceutical companies, investors and even tanning salon operators — amounting to nearly $1 trillion over a decade. Meanwhile, The Washington Post fact checks claims about the medical device tax.
“We want Americans to be able to purchase the health insurance plans they want, not the plans forced on them by our government,” President Donald Trump tells supporters in Nashville.
Federal officials said 12.2 million people signed up for plans this year on the health law’s marketplaces, down slightly from 2016.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the nation.
Editorials from around the country take a hard look at how the GOP proposal would work within their states.
Opinion writers take aim at comments made by some of the Republican plan’s pitch men while also noting the interests that are staying silent as the debate continues. They also highlight the role of key players and personalities such as Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
In the aftermath of Congressional Budget Office estimates regarding the number of Americans who would lose health coverage under the American Health Care Act, editorial pages move deeper into the discussion with some scalding critiques of the plan and some defenses of how it could help reduce the nation’s deficit.
Medica says insurers are losing too much money under the agreement. It is not trying to overturn the 2017 contract but is asking the state to rebid 2018.
A new poll reveals that most Americans don’t think the plan will lower health care costs.
Both sides have touted and also tried to knock analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, depending on whether the projections fit their message.
Media outlets report on the Congressional Budget Office’s projections for the American Health Care Act.
President Donald Trump is making a push to get defectors back on board with the American Health Care Act.
“The way I see this going right now, we’re probably going to head to the August recess with Obamacare. And that’s scary,” said one House Republican.
The problems lawmakers have with the legislation include the potential loss of insurance coverage, changes to Medicaid, the trajectory of premium prices and the bill’s impact on costs paid by older, low-income and rural Americans.
A growing number of patients fail to fill prescriptions because the cost of cancer drugs is too high.
Nearly half of the people in this month’s Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll believe the Republican legislation will increase the number of uninsured Americans and increase coverage costs.
Editorials from around the country compare, contrast and analyze the key issues in play in the current health care debate.
News outlets offer views on state and local impressions about Republican plans to overhaul the health system.
Opinion writers express their thoughts on what the estimates released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office say about the Republican’s American Health Care Act.
The government lawyers and some states are asking the court to keep a federal judge’s ruling that blocked a planned merger. Meanwhile, Anthem officials notify Connecticut that the company may not participate in the 2018 online marketplace because of “uncertainties” in the market right now.