KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Rovner discuss some of the developments that shook up health news this week.
A question about the Obamacare repeal bill turned into a rumble in the Montana special election — portending tough times ahead for Republicans.
Since the House passed the American Health Care Act, Republican members of Congress have tried to swing public opinion to their side. ProPublica has been tracking what they’re saying.
Each week, KHN’s Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the web.
“I feel like I am in a bad dream,” said state Sen. Ed Hernandez, who chairs California’s Senate Health Committee.
The report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office evaluates last-minute changes made to the bill to help propel it to passage.
El reporte dado a conocer por la Oficina de Presupuesto del Congreso indica que bajo una ley republicana de salud habría 23 millones de personas más sin seguro, y que millones pagarían mucho más por la atención de salud.
In states that take up the bill’s option to change the essential health benefits, the out-of-pocket spending limits and annual and lifetime caps on coverage in large group plans could fray.
The race for Montana’s one and only seat in the House of Representatives will be decided Thursday, and health care is taking center stage in the race’s last week.
The delays in pushing through a bill to replace Obamacare are beginning to back up other key items on the congressional calendar.
Each week, KHN’s Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.
Before the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges began, Maine had an “invisible high-risk pool” in place. Republican lawmakers are pointing to it as a success — but it was better funded by a vast margin than the high-risk pools in the House replacement bill.
In two interviews, the president reveals some surprising views of health policy.
A provision in the House bill to strip funding from organizations that provide abortions may not meet the strict rules needed to bypass the filibuster in the Senate.
What will happen to people with preexisting conditions is one worry some Americans expressed; the high costs of insurance under Obamacare is another.
“I’m not going to risk my son’s health on the political whims of Jefferson City,” says one Missouri father, whose son requires about $20,000 to $30,000 in medical care expenses a year. The new GOP health bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act lets states decide whether or not insurers must cover people with preexisting conditions, such as birth defects.
In a variety of broadcasts, Kaiser Health News and California Healthline reporters discuss the bill passed by the House to change the Affordable Care Act.
With limited federal subsidies under the GOP health care bill, experts say states like California and New York would be under pressure to cut costs. That could mean shrinking benefits and dropping the prohibition against charging sicker patients higher premiums.
Some political analysts and community advocates say members of California’s Republican congressional delegation, which voted unanimously for the House bill, could be haunted at the polls.
House Republicans can say they kept their campaign promise to replace Obamacare, but they’re counting on the Senate to backstop them.