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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.
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.
Nearly half of the people in this month’s Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll believe the Republican legislation will increase the number of uninsured Americans and increase coverage costs.
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.
Opinion writers express their thoughts on what the estimates released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office say about the Republican’s American Health Care Act.
The government lawyers and some states are asking the court to keep a federal judge’s ruling that blocked a planned merger. Meanwhile, Anthem officials notify Connecticut that the company may not participate in the 2018 online marketplace because of “uncertainties” in the market right now.
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.