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Trump administration officials tell CNN that they are willing to accept Republican conservatives’ efforts to amend the House health bill to end the Medicaid expansion earlier than the legislation currently seeks.
Among the key complaints, according to The Wall Street Journal, are that the tax credits are too broad and amount to a new government entitlement and spending limits on the Accountable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion are phased in too slowly. The message from this part of the GOP is that the current House blueprint does not go far enough.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used his regular Thursday press conference to offer a power point presentation — complete with charts and graphs — to defend the GOP House bill to replace the health law.
Opinion writers across the country pick apart the health care debate that is roaring on Capitol Hill.
Outlets report on news from Maryland, Massachusetts, California, Iowa, Ohio, Florida, Texas, Washington, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Minnesota.
California’s insurance commissioner said the approach would be a “devastating blow” to the state’s insurance marketplace and leave millions without coverage, while Ohio hospitals and state lawmakers worry that the measure will harm the stability brought to the health industry as a result of the Medicaid expansion. News outlets from Arizona, Georgia, Connecticut, Tennessee and Wisconsin also contemplate the proposal’s local impact.
News outlets analyze the specifics of what’s in the House Republicans’ repeal-and-replace legislation, compare it with Obamacare, identify who wins and loses as a result of its changes, and detail issues such as taxes, subsidies and mental health coverage.
Within the Republican caucus, the House health plan is drawing concern and even opposition from both conservative and moderate lawmakers. The plan is also highlighting the divide among some GOP governors, especially those in states that chose to pursue the health law’s Medicaid expansion, and congressional leaders. And the measure, in its current form, could face challenges when it reaches the Senate, where Republicans have a slimmer margin of victory.
Editorial pages across the country take on how the Republican’s American Health Care Act might impact their states.
Opinion writers offer their unflattering takes on the Republican’s replacement plan.
Even as this legislative proposal is met with substantial criticism among editorial writers, not everyone takes this hard line. Some opinion writers offer views on the process ahead.
Media outlets in California, Tennessee, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland, Texas, Georgia, Virginia and Connecticut report on the Republican health care plan.
Confused about what’s in the American Health Care Act and what’s changed from the Affordable Care Act? Media outlets break it down for you.
From Medicaid funding to paying for over-the-counter drugs, the legislation offered by House Republicans offers a far different pathway to coverage than Obamacare.
Los republicanos dieron a conocer el plan de salud con el que buscan reemplazar gran parte del Obamacare. Qué disposiciones se conservarían y cuáles podrían desaparecer por completo.
With the release of the GOP’s official legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, opinion writers take a hard look at what it might mean.
The legislation would roll back provisions that have been objected to by the Republicans’ base, but it will also cover fewer people.
Democrats moved quickly to criticize the Republicans’ health care plan, saying it benefits the rich as well as insurance companies while hurting the middle-class.
“Writing checks to individuals to purchase insurance is, in principle, Obamacare,” says a memo prepared by the Republican Study Committee. The immediate criticism foreshadows the difficulty Republican leadership will face in trying to pass its proposed legislation.
After intense negotiations among party factions, Republican leaders unveil legislation that committees will mark up this week.