Night Of The Living Health Law: Repeal Caught In Peculiar Position Between Alive And Dead
Following the Republicans' failure to pass the American Health Care Act, the Affordable Care Act is caught in a strange kind of limbo. "One of the keys to understanding Washington is to think a little bit like a coroner," says consultant Ari Fleischer. "You have to know when something's dead and when something's still kicking, and sometimes it's hard to tell the difference."
The Associated Press:
Is 'Obamacare' Repeal Dead -- Or A Legislative Zombie?
President Donald Trump's plan to kill Obamacare died last week. Or maybe it didn't. The repeal effort seems to have assumed zombie status — somewhere between dead and alive. This is never-say-die Washington, where big legislative proposals that are in the casket one day can show signs of a pulse and start climbing out the next. (Benac, 3/31)
In other news on the Affordable Care Act —
Before Obamacare, Some Liked Their Health Care Plans Better
Stacey and Eddie Albert lead pretty healthy lives. She's a nutritionist. He's a personal trainer. They rarely go to the doctor, other than their annual physicals. For years, they were covered by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. In 2013, they paid about $360 a month for a plan that met their needs. That all changed the following year, when Obamacare took effect. (Luhby, 3/31)