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The Associated Press looks at the aspects of the Affordable Care Act that may be affected by the repeal and replace plan.
Both Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Vice President Mike Pence spoke out in defense of the American Health Care Act over the weekend.
President Donald Trump holds off from wading into the public debate quite yet.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that because Republicans are doing away with the individual mandate, the plan could mean fewer people have insurance.
The Congressional Budget Office is expected to release its projections on the Republicans’ new health care plan as early as Monday.
Trump administration officials tell CNN that they are willing to accept Republican conservatives’ efforts to amend the House health bill to end the Medicaid expansion earlier than the legislation currently seeks.
The possibility that voters could lose health care coverage under Republicans’ plan to replace Obamacare is already becoming a campaign issue for Democrats, as they continue to fight the repeal.
Media outlets in California, Tennessee, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland, Texas, Georgia, Virginia and Connecticut report on the Republican health care plan.
Confused about what’s in the American Health Care Act and what’s changed from the Affordable Care Act? Media outlets break it down for you.
The legislation would roll back provisions that have been objected to by the Republicans’ base, but it will also cover fewer people.
Democrats moved quickly to criticize the Republicans’ health care plan, saying it benefits the rich as well as insurance companies while hurting the middle-class.
“Writing checks to individuals to purchase insurance is, in principle, Obamacare,” says a memo prepared by the Republican Study Committee. The immediate criticism foreshadows the difficulty Republican leadership will face in trying to pass its proposed legislation.
As Republicans coalesce around a plan to dismantle the health law and replace it with a system that relies more on tax credits, an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that people with low- or moderate-incomes would get less financial assistance then they do currently. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the foundation.)
The leaders are trying to avoid a repeat of a draft being leaked. Meanwhile, House lawmakers are expected to vote on a repeal bill next week.
The president said the intricacies of replacing the health law could slow progress on other priorities, such as the tax overhaul and infrastructure.
Patients are canceling their appointments due to fears of being deported.
The state leaders gathered for the National Governors Association winter meeting but were stymied over the problem of how to handle Medicaid. They want to make sure a repeal of the health law doesn’t penalize states that took billions of dollars in federal funds to expand the program.
The replacement would be paid for by limiting tax breaks on generous health plans people get at work.
Both Republicans and Democrats wanted to preserve the funding that’s helped 11 million low-income people get health care coverage.
For those who were able to get federal subsidies, the health law was a blessing. The ones who didn’t were left feeling angry and short-changed.