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California’s health insurance exchange released an analysis showing that Republicans’ plan to trim subsidies, on average, by 40% would fall hard on elderly and very low-income people, especially in expensive areas like San Francisco.
Opinion writers offer their analysis of the impact that the Congressional Budget Office’s calculations regarding the American Health Care Act are having on the GOP repeal-and-replace effort.
Editorial pages offer a variety of views on the House GOP’s American Health Care Act.
For some editorial and opinion writers, the list of losers appears longer.
Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish is seeking a continuation of cost-sharing subsidies and “appropriate” funding for Medicaid in Republican legislation to replace the federal health law. At the same time, several high-profile groups representing doctors and hospitals are gearing up to fight the GOP proposal.
“We want Americans to be able to purchase the health insurance plans they want, not the plans forced on them by our government,” President Donald Trump tells supporters in Nashville.
Rep. Diane Black, (R-Tenn.) who heads the House budget panel, says she is confident that the legislation can get through a vote today despite some conservatives’ complaints.
A provision in the 2010 health law required these hospitals to justify their tax exemption by demonstrating involvement in community health. Repeal, replace or repair could stall that momentum.
Barton County, Mo., is Trump country. And this rural area has big problems when it comes to health care. One farmer says he has a lot to lose under the Republican replacement plan.
Federal officials said 12.2 million people signed up for plans this year on the health law’s marketplaces, down slightly from 2016.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the nation.
Editorials from around the country take a hard look at how the GOP proposal would work within their states.
Opinion writers take aim at comments made by some of the Republican plan’s pitch men while also noting the interests that are staying silent as the debate continues. They also highlight the role of key players and personalities such as Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
In the aftermath of Congressional Budget Office estimates regarding the number of Americans who would lose health coverage under the American Health Care Act, editorial pages move deeper into the discussion with some scalding critiques of the plan and some defenses of how it could help reduce the nation’s deficit.
A new poll reveals that most Americans don’t think the plan will lower health care costs.
Both sides have touted and also tried to knock analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, depending on whether the projections fit their message.
Defunding Planned Parenthood even for a year would increase Medicaid spending by $21 million in the first year and $77 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office projects.
These governors are split on their opinions about the efforts on Capitol Hill. Some fear changes could hurt their state residents and others think the changes don’t go far enough.
President Donald Trump is making a push to get defectors back on board with the American Health Care Act.
“The way I see this going right now, we’re probably going to head to the August recess with Obamacare. And that’s scary,” said one House Republican.