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Former President Barack Obama spoke out on Facebook against Republicans’ efforts to overturn his signature legislation.
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.
The bill would have additional repercussions for other states, too. For instance, because of state law, Illinois could feel the cutback in Medicaid faster than other states. News outlets look at some of the concerns in New York, Illinois, Tennessee, Virginia, California and Georgia.
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.
On Thursday, Republican leaders released the Better Care Reconciliation Act, their version of repeal-and-replace legislation for the Affordable Care Act.
Since 2010, at least 79 rural hospitals have closed across the country, and nearly 700 more are at risk of closing. The Republican repeal of the health law could hasten their demise.
The survey also found public support for program changes that would place work requirements on beneficiaries and make drug testing a condition of enrollment.
Los republicanos en el Senado revelaron un proyecto de ley de salud que transformaría dramáticamente el programa Medicaid, que ayuda a 70 millones de personas de bajos ingresos a tener cobertura de salud.
Despite promises to craft their own way to revamp the federal health law, the Senate Republican bill follows the House’s lead in many ways.
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.
Media outlets report on news from New Jersey, Ohio, Kansas, Utah, Georgia, Arizona and Massachusetts.
“It would essentially write off a generation,” said Dr. Shawn Ryan, president of BrightView Health, a network of drug treatment clinics in Cincinnati. In other news on the opioid crisis, Missouri becomes the latest state to file suit against drugmaker Purdue Pharma, one in four people on Medicaid received opioids in 2015, and a county reveals its plan to curtail the epidemic.
These parts of the country already have more uninsured and underinsured people per capita than urban areas, and industry officials and community advocates are raising concerns about the future of small, local hospitals if Medicaid funding is reduced.
President Donald Trump cajoled and courted reluctant House Republicans to vote “yes” on the bill last month. But those familiar with the process don’t anticipate a repeat of that lobbying with the upper chamber.
Repeating the experience of House GOP leaders, Senate leaders are stuck trying to make the bill palatable enough to woo moderates, while also keeping the conservatives happy. It’s a tough line to walk, and no one is certain whether it’s been accomplished.
Media outlets which have seen the draft proposal examine how the legislation is different than the House’s version. The bill is expected to be released today after weeks of only selected Republican senators’ work.
As lawmakers on Capitol Hill prepare for the unveiling of the Senate GOP’s health bill, opinion writers across the country examine how key health policy ideas might work in their states.