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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.
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.
Gov. Eric Holcomb says he is talking to federal officials to make sure “we’re compassionate and that we cover the Hoosiers that we are right now.” In other news, Medicaid expansion developments in New Jersey, New Hampshire and Kansas.
Verma helped engineer Indiana’s Medicaid expansion, which requires many enrollees to contribute toward their health care premiums.
The executive branch’s projections, obtained by Politico, show 26 million people would lose insurance over the next decade — 2 million more than the Congressional Budget Office estimate.
Democrats say the nonpartisan CBO’s score is evidence that the GOP legislation will provide hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the rich while yanking health coverage from the poor.
The highly anticipated Congressional Budget Office analysis of the American Health Care Act projects grim coverage numbers for the Republicans’ bill.
The federal government’s budget experts estimate that the Republican plan would reduce the deficit but dramatically drive up the number of uninsured.
El Comité de Presupuesto del Congreso presentó su estimado sobre el impacto económico que el proyecto de salud republicano, “The American Health Care Act”, tendría en el sistema de atención de salud del país, y cuánto le costaría al gobierno federal.
In newspaper editorial pages from around the country take a look at how the GOP’s American Health Care Act could affect local health care systems and the safety net.
“We are likely looking at situations where hospitals would close down service lines, shorten clinic hours and lay off staff,” said Beth Feldpush, a senior vice president at America’s Essential Hospitals.
The Associated Press looks at the aspects of the Affordable Care Act that may be affected by the repeal and replace plan.
Around the country, officials and advocates for low-income residents in states that have pursued the Medicaid expansion are concerned about the impact of the Republican effort to repeal and replace the federal health law.
Republican governors, members of Congress and the administration are having difficulties coming to agreement on how to handle Obamacare’s expansion of the health insurance program for low-income people.
A selection of opinions on health care from across the country.
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
Outlets report on news from Iowa, Texas, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California and Florida.
Senators advanced her nomination to be administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with a 54-44 vote to cut off further debate.
And Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduces an alternative repeal bill identical to one that passed the Senate in 2015 by a party-line vote.