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House Speaker Paul Ryan met with rank-and-file Republicans to review a plan to dismantle and replace the health law on Thursday. Ryan told reporters leadership will introduce the legislation after the House’s upcoming recess.
Outlets report on news from Arizona, Connecticut, California, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, Georgia and Washington, D.C.
The state has one of the highest rates of small business owners who get health coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
The rate of uninsured in America is nearly half what it was before the Affordable Care Act was passed.
“If I could give you an answer today, I would, but I can’t,” Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner said in the latest example of Republicans having to dodge questions about the future of the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, the myth of death panels makes a return, and one prominent lawmaker says these town hall protests won’t alter the future of repeal.
Many are worried that if the health law is dismantled, they’ll lose their coverage.
Groups who spoke out against the passage of the legislation are now lobbying in support of maintaining certain provisions. Meanwhile, patient advocates worry about the sickest Americans not being guaranteed coverage.
The event highlighted the challenges congressional lawmakers face in coming up with a plan both sides can agree on.
Most health care economists believe lawmakers will be hard-pressed to come up with an effective and politically tolerable alternative to what has become the symbolic heart of the health law. “Carrots are expensive,” says Paul Van de Water, a senior fellow at the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. “Sticks are unpopular.” Meanwhile, Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., reiterates that the plan to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act will be completed this year.
This year, 9.2 million people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a 4 percent decrease from last year.
California state Sen. Ricardo Lara talks about progress and setbacks in the Trump era.
As efforts to unify behind one plan founder, some Republicans are starting to embrace the idea of “repair” instead of “replace.” But House lawmakers are calling on their party to continue to move forward with repeal, a sentiment echoed by the vice president.
Despite promises that people with pre-existing conditions will still be able to get coverage if the health law is replaced, many patients worry about what that will actually look like in terms of their wallets. Other stories also examine the ways repeal may affect Americans across the country.
While they scramble to dismantle and replace the health law, Republican lawmakers are taking a piecemeal approach to rolling back some regulations that insurers claim have driven up premiums. Advocates, however, say the rules protect customers and create better quality of coverage.
Despite uncertainty surrounding the future of the law, it’s still important to get health care coverage for this year, experts say.
A new poll shows that, though Americans are still divided over what the future of the health law should be, the majority of them are concerned about how the Republicans’ plans for repeal will affect coverage. Meanwhile other outlets offer a look at what repeal could mean across the country and in different industries.
Among other things, the revised directive allows ads that have already been paid for to run.
Congressional lawmakers met with the president at their retreat in Philadelphia to discuss their strategy for the upcoming year. But a cohesive plan for dismantling and replacing former President Barack Obama’s health law has not emerged.
As the deadline for open enrollment nears, the Trump administration pulls $5 million in ads that were geared to boost enrollment.
House and Senate Republicans head to Philadelphia on Wednesday to meet with the president. Although they caution that no one should be waiting for a comprehensive bill to come from the conference, they hope to get a better sense of where the administration stands. Meanwhile, House committees are starting to schedule hearings on repeal and replace, an outside group launches a $2.6 million ad campaign against the health law, and The New York Times offers a closer look at Republican senators’ plans to let states keep the parts of the Affordable Care Act that they like.