Industry’s Relief Over Bill’s Failure Fleeting As Insurers, Hospitals Focus On Marketplace Instability
Health groups are also worried this won't be the last time Republicans try to roll back the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, The New York Times looks at what the failure means for consumers.
The Wall Street Journal:
Failure Of ACA Repeal Brings ‘Momentary Relief’ For Hospitals And Insurers
The failure of Senate Republicans’ latest attempt to roll back the Affordable Care Act relieves health companies, but hospitals and insurers will quickly pivot back to worries about implementation of the existing law as the crucial open-enrollment season looms. (Wilde Mathews and Evans, 9/26)
The New York Times:
How Failure Of The Obamacare Repeal Affects Consumers
Obamacare repeal is dead, again. But the months of Republican attacks on the health law will still have consequences for some consumers. For now, people who get their insurance through Medicaid can rest easy. While some states have applied to make minor changes to their programs, the demise of the Graham-Cassidy legislation on Tuesday means no major cutbacks are on the immediate horizon. But almost every health bill that Republicans proposed this year called for subjecting the program to caps, so that idea seems unlikely to disappear. (Sanger-Katz, 9/26)