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President Donald Trump wants Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to work out a short-term fix for the insurance marketplaces.
Some employers may opt to claim a religious or moral exemption and women could have to pick up some of the cost of this expensive contraception option.
Most beneficiaries have from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 to decide on drug coverage and whether to switch from traditional Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan.
Editorial pages also take a tough stance on President Donald Trump’s move last week to roll back Affordable Care Act provisions regarding birth control coverage.
Some opinion writers defend the White House’s actions last week regarding the Affordable Care Act — both in terms of the executive order and the announcement that federal payments for cost-sharing subsidies under the ACA will be halted.
Across the country, editorial and opinion writers offer tough talk about the Trump administration’s actions last week to loosen some health insurance restrictions and to stop federal payments for cost-sharing reductions under the Affordable Care Act.
It could be hard for insurers to pull their plans off the market for next year, but most companies say they were prepared for the money to evaporate anyway and had baked the contingency into their 2018 premium increases. However, the industry is calling on Congress to fund the payments.
President Donald Trump also says he wants Democrats to “get smart” and “deal.”
Media outlets report on the decision’s effects out of California, Oregon, Washington, Iowa, Tennessee, Illinois, Florida, Ohio, Massachusetts, Nevada and Georgia.
Nearly 20 states have sued over President Donald Trump’s decision to stop the insurer subsidies. But, “Forcing an administration to continue making payments when the president believes there is no appropriation, and when Congress believes there’s no appropriation, would be a pretty extreme move by the court,” said Nicholas Bagley, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.
Uncertainty over the payments to insurers has loomed over Congress for months, and senators have been trying to work toward an agreement to fund them. They’d so far been unsuccessful, but President Donald Trump’s decision to end the payments may force the issue. Meanwhile, lawmakers react to the White House move.
Trump administration’s rule unveiled last week to allow some employers with “sincerely held moral convictions” to bypass a health law requirement to provide no-cost contraceptives to women would exempt at least two anti-abortion groups: the March for Life and Real Alternatives.
Las medidas del presidente Donald Trump eliminan los reembolsos a las aseguradoras, pero no los subsidios que permiten a los consumidores pagar sus primas.
A quick guide to revisions to the cost-sharing subsidies for lower-income marketplace customers and the proposal to add different plans to the market.
In this Facebook Live chat, KHN’s Jay Hancock answers questions about President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will end federal payments for the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reductions.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans would like to see the administration focus on efforts on making the Affordable Care Act work, rather than trying to make it fail.
In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Sarah Kliff of Vox and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the Trump administration’s latest efforts to undermine the individual insurance market.
Opinion writers across the nation express outrage and concern about Thursday’s White House directive loosening some of the rules regarding health coverage, but some also defend it and even see it as progress. The opinions also touch on other health policy topics including Medicaid.
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
Outlets take a look at premium increases in the states.