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Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage wrote an op-ed chastising Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King for their vote. But the senators defend themselves, saying they met with thousands of people to discuss improving the health care system, and concluded that the GOP proposals would’ve eliminated insurance for millions, raised premiums, hurt rural hospitals and shifted costs to states. Other lawmakers also face tough questions at home about the health care legislation.
Editorial writers take on a variety of issues related to the future of the Affordable Care Act, what needs to happen next and what’s going wrong and right.
Gov. Charlie Baker says he will sign a bill that will raise $200 million through new fees on businesses to help pay for health care for the poor, even though the bill does not include his plan to move 140,000 people from Medicaid into private plans. Also, officials in Georgia are weighing their options for changes to that state’s Medicaid program.
Seven Democrats and six Republican governors from a wide range of states came together with proposals that aren’t all new, but may carry more weight considering the bipartisan push behind them.
The high cost of Spinraza, a new and promising treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, highlights how the cost-benefit analysis insurers use to make drug coverage decisions plays out in human terms.
Here’s a review of editorials and opinions on a range of public health issues.
Editorial writers offer their thoughts on how members of Congress might be able to find a path forward on fixing the health care system.
Despite threats from President Donald Trump, many in the party are giving up and shifting their attention elsewhere. “Maybe lightning will strike and something will come together but I’m not holding my breath,” Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll also finds that voters want Congress to turn to other issues. Still, the results fall largely along party lines with just three out of 10 Republicans saying they wanted to keep or modify the law. Meanwhile, the most recent failure of Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act relieved some Americans.
Editorial pages examine possible next steps in the health care debate, the importance of issue expertise, spiraling costs and the president’s state of mind.
Opinion writers offer their analysis on what happened last week to the Senate Republican’s repeal-and-replace effort — examining some of the key strategy moves that went awry and highlighting some lessons that could be learned from the process.
Tighter Medicaid budgets could jeopardize states’ home-based services that help older adults and disabled people live in their homes instead of more expensive nursing homes.
The Trump administration is poised to grant states waivers that some critics say could change the shape of the program.
Funcionarios de salud del presidente Donald Trump podrían diseñar una inscripción más baja, aprobando solicitudes de varios estados republicanos ansiosos por controlar los presupuestos del Medicaid.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) seemed to admit defeat in passing a Republican-only health proposal after his shocking defeat in shepherding legislation through the chamber.
When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) swooped back into town after being diagnosed with brain cancer, he was hailed as “an American hero” by the president. With a simple thumbs down vote in the early hours of Friday morning, though, he went against his party and helped kill Republicans’ chance to fulfill seven years of promises. Media outlets look at what went down on Capitol Hill.
The so-called “skinny plan” kept most of the Affordable Care Act in place, only rolling back some provisions that were unpopular with Republicans. But experts warned it would send premiums skyrocketing and bring about the collapse of the individual market.
La gran mayoría de los adultos mayores reciben atención a largo plazo en sus casas, no en hogares. Pero pocas personas planean con anticipación para enfrentar este gasto.
Editorial pages across the country include a variety of thoughts on what is happening in Washington to the Affordable Care Act.
Media outlets report on news from Texas, Massachusetts, California, Maryland and Florida.