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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.
Gov. Matt Bevin swept into office on promises that he would kill Obamacare in Kentucky. But one in three residents were on Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act. So he simply tweaked it instead. Meanwhile, CNN goes to the county that leads the nation in health law enrollees, and finds a population that wants it gone without a trace.
Kellyanne Conway says the president may stop enforcing the individual mandate, but estimates show that getting rid of it could cause premiums to spike 20 percent. Conway also reiterated that people will not go without coverage under the administration’s new plan.
Kellyanne Conway, an aide to the president, says Donald Trump wants to move toward block grant funding so states have the flexibility to cut waste from their programs. But if Congress decides to take that route, it will have to rule on questions such as what to do about inflation or if drug prices go up and how much each state will receive. Meanwhile, not all Republican governors are happy about possible repeal of the health law.
Stat offers a glossary of the terms and messaging both sides are using — from “repair and rebuild” to “make America sick again.” In other news, Republicans still don’t appear to have a detailed replacement plan as Donald Trump is about to be sworn into office; nearly 50 percent of Americans say they favor the health law; a health care giant sees hope in “replacement”; and a transparency database may be on the chopping block.
State lawmaker says he was worried the Trump Administration would use information on those who purchased plans to try and deport them.
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has taken over the Energy and Commerce Committee, a role in which he’ll be required to steer Republicans’ efforts to replace the health law. Meanwhile, incoming Vice President Mike Pence says Donald Trump is getting “very close” to a health care plan, and Republicans look to avoid any YouTube moments that could undermine their messaging for replacement.
At a four-hour hearing, Donald Trump’s nominee for HHS secretary backed away from the incoming president’s promises of insurance for everyone, but set lofty goals for his own replacement plans.
The House speaker’s office called the report “meaningless,” but Democrats seized on the dire numbers to drive home their messaging on saving the health law.
Republican lawmakers have made it one of their top priorities, but stripping federal funding for Planned Parenthood could actually jeopardize their plans to dismantle the health law.
Thousands of Americans rally in cities across the country, demanding the government keep the health law.
As Republicans navigate their way through crafting a replacement plan for the health law, they are going to run into the same question that plagued the Democrats: how to pay for the sickest Americans. Meanwhile, media outlets cover the other issues Republicans face as they tackle the latter part of repeal and replace.
The vote, expected on Friday, follows the Senate’s quick action on the budget blueprint that will allow Republicans to dismantle large parts of the Affordable Care Act.