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Census Bureau reports that 28.1 million people in the country were without insurance in 2016, down from 29 million the year before.
As Senate Republicans continue to revise its health care legislative drafts to try to reach 50 votes, the Congressional Budget Act estimates the impact of those changes.
The return to high rates of uninsurance expected under GOP plans to repeal and replace Obamacare would mean less access to health care for people with insurance too, researchers say.
The Senate releases an updated draft of its health care legislation. Read the bill and compare with the original.
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With Sen. John McCain’s opposition to the last-ditch repeal-and-replace efforts, Republicans are left with no room for error.
Jimmy Kimmel himself admits that he “should not be the guy you go to for information on health care,” but fact checkers say he’s presenting a more realistic picture of the effects of the Graham-Cassidy bill.
Republicans can only afford to lose two votes. In other news on the repeal-and-replace efforts: a national Democratic poll finds that the measure has 24 percent support; opponents in California go hard against it; Nevada’s governor says the legislation’s increased funding is a “false choice”; and more.
Multiple analyses have found different results about which states come out on top and which are hit the hardest. But they all find massive financial discrepancies between the two. For example, federal funding for coverage would plunge by 41 percent in Louisiana, while it would grow by 126 percent in South Carolina, according to one estimate.
For all the last-minute rush surrounding the measure from Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the bill is actually the most far-reaching the Republicans have tried to pass yet. Media outlets take a look at what exactly is in the bill and what it does.
Media outlets report on news from Texas, North Carolina, Maine, Florida, California, Nevada, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Louisiana and Minnesota.
Because of all the uncertainty in D.C., states like Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia are approving average rates for major insurers that are at least 25 percent higher than they were in 2017. Meanwhile, Department of Health and Human Services documents show that outreach efforts under the Obama administration actually were working.
The health policy debate is more complicated than the soundbites from both sides may convey.
Former President Barack Obama spoke about the frustration of watching “people trying to undo that hard-won progress for the 50th or 60th time with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage.”
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) says states would have to tell the government how they would provide “adequate and affordable” coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Experts say that’s not enough.
Outlets take a look at what’s in the Graham-Cassidy bill and how it would all work.
A new study by Avalere Health finds that red states would disproportionately benefit, while 34 states would be hit hard by cuts under the proposal for Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
The driving force behind this last-ditch attempt for many lawmakers it the simple fact that they promised their constituents they’d make it happen. Meanwhile, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is once again in the spotlight with one of the deciding votes. And news organizations look at where other Republicans stand on the matter.
Between the debt deal cut with President Donald Trump and the single-payer proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — which Sen. Lindsey Graham says is “a gift from the political gods” — some people are starting to wonder if the Democrats got ahead of themselves. Meanwhile, lawmakers are trying to get their base motivated one more time to stave off the latest round of repeal-and-replace efforts.
Despite having passed their version with just a single vote to spare, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Republican House leaders are optimistic that if the bill gets to them, they’ll get members to fall in line.
Because of the way Medicaid would be restructured, the states that embraced expansion will face the largest cuts. Most of the states that did not expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act would see an increase in federal funding.
Media outlets take a look at what’s being proposed — including a major rethinking of federal health care funding — in the Graham-Cassidy bill.
A group of bipartisan governors urges Congress to reject the last-ditch repeal-and-replace effort coming from Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), but lawmakers are charging forward. It’s still unclear if they have the votes, but Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) says she’s considering the bill, touting the flexibility it gives to states.
House leaders and key conservative members have signaled a willingness to take up the measure if it passes the Senate, but its path through the lower chamber might not be completely smooth.
The lawmakers are putting pressure on their moderate Republican colleagues to take a stand against the Graham-Cassidy bill. They also held the Senate floor for a four-hour talk-a-thon on Monday night.