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.
Después de semanas de tensiones, la Cámara de Representantes logró votar el jueves 4 de mayo su propuesta de ley para reemplazar la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible por un apretado voto de 217-213. Pero la batalla no termina aquí…
With a slim margin, Senate Republicans must tread a fine line to pass their health replacement bill.
CEO Paul Markovich said he opposes the Republican plan because it would allow insurers to once again discriminate against people with preexisting conditions. “We are better than that,” he said.
Despite pressure from the White House and GOP leaders, Republicans have not yet secured enough votes to pass their health law replacement bill. Here’s a look at their choices going forward.
KHN’s Julie Rovner talks to WBUR’s Robin Young about the new Republican proposal for the health law replacement bill and the controversy over continuing federal funding for cost-sharing subsidies for low-income marketplace customers.
Democrats want a bill to fund the government for the rest of the year to include funding for the health law’s cost-sharing reductions for low-income marketplace customers, but Republicans want to keep the issues separate.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, sparked discord at his meeting with his district’s voters Monday when he suggested churches, schools and families are best able to handle the opioid epidemic rather than the federal government.
The federal health law requires most insurance plans to offer 10 specific categories of essential benefits. Conservatives would like to get rid of that rule in the hopes of bringing down premium costs.
Rep. Brian Mast, a first-term Republican congressman, defends his party’s push to repeal Obamacare in a meeting with constituents but concedes its health care plan needs more work.
Even though the GOP health plan is stalled by intraparty negotiations, some big insurance changes are still in the works.
Los peores enemigos de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible ahora están a cargo. Y están discutiendo cambios que podrían afectar a una más amplia red de planes de empleadores y a la cobertura del Medicare para los adultos mayores.
There are many ways beyond legislative repeal for the Trump administration and congressional Republicans to unravel the Affordable Care Act.
More than six in 10 people think that moving forward the responsibility for dealing with the health law falls to President Donald Trump and Republicans controlling Congress, Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds.
La propiedad de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA) se ha transferido oficialmente del presidente Barack Obama y los demócratas en el Congreso al presidente Donald Trump y los republicanos, según una nueva encuesta.