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Most of the job cuts would result from two factors: the loss of federal spending for premium tax credits that help people pay for marketplace coverage, and the loss of spending for Medicaid services. In related news, Massachusetts officials say reviving the old system in their state if the health law is repealed is unrealistic; Minnesota’s efforts to stabilize its marketplace may offer a peek into the future; the medical device industry is on tenterhooks over a tax on its products; and more.
Uneasy with the new, deliberative tone coming from both the president and other Republicans, some lawmakers are intensifying their efforts to make sure the House takes swift action on dismantling the health law.
The state passed a bailout to make ACA plans more affordable, defeated a plan to offer bare bones insurance and is floating a state-sponsored public option.
People who think the change in administrations may save them from having to pay a fine for not having insurance in 2016 could be in for a rude surprise.
Opinion writers analyze the GOP’s fortitude in its push to dismantle the health law, as well as offer thoughts on how well Obamacare worked, what this year’s enrollment numbers mean and how to proceed with Medicaid.
Outlets report on news from Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Louisiana, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida.
The health law cut two types of hospital funding: charity care money and annual raises in Medicare reimbursement. But as Republicans take aim at dismantling the legislation, hospitals say they’re going to need those cuts repealed too. Meanwhile, insurers don’t want to go back to pre-health law days when they were seen as the bad guys.
After vowing to move quickly on replacing the health law, the president now says there should be a plan ready by the end of this year or in 2018.
This year, 9.2 million people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a 4 percent decrease from last year.
California state Sen. Ricardo Lara talks about progress and setbacks in the Trump era.
Opinion writers across country offer thought on the current next-step strategies for Obamacare.
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
Outlets report on news from Kansas, Iowa, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Virginia, Texas, California, Pennsylvania and Florida.
Four members of Congress from Republican strongholds in California’s inland area have among the highest ratios of constituents who are receiving direct assistance from the Affordable Care Act. Concerns among residents in Texas and Massachusetts are also growing, while the new Missouri governor explains his view that the law is hurting the state.
The insurer, which reported a drop in profits for the fourth quarter of 2016, says it is losing money on its Affordable Care Act business.
As efforts to unify behind one plan founder, some Republicans are starting to embrace the idea of “repair” instead of “replace.” But House lawmakers are calling on their party to continue to move forward with repeal, a sentiment echoed by the vice president.
Employer medical insurance still covers more people than any other kind. A Republican replacement for Obamacare could spread instability beyond the health law’s shaky marketplace plans.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Outlets report on news from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, California, Arizona, Texas, New Hampshire, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado and Georgia.
Disability advocates say that the savings vehicle is overdue and badly needed by people who could previously only hold $2,000 in savings. The Associated Press reports on how the ABLE accounts will work.