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These consumers may have to shoulder soaring premiums if Republicans don’t act to stabilize a marketplace that’s been weakened, in part, by recent Trump administration moves. Meanwhile, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Chief Andy Slavitt accuses President Donald Trump of purposely raising premiums.
President Donald Trump was supposed to have a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act on his desk on Inauguration Day. What happened?
“When something has been committed to and it doesn’t happen and then it doesn’t happen again, I think it’s self-evident it isn’t a good thing,” said Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) who’s retiring rather than seek a third term next year. Meanwhile, the Democrats are going to seize their chance to turn the tables on the Republicans who have been hammering them for years on health care.
Technical glitches with a mandatory credentialing course are, many say, the latest in a series of complications that could make it harder to help people get coverage.
Tom Price resigned from running the Department of Health and Human Services after a series of news stories detailing how he tallied more than $400,000 in private plane travel paid for by taxpayers.
Editorial writers examine a range of health policy issues that are in play at the federal and state levels.
The Washington Post looks at the steps the Trump administration is taking that will impact enrollment, including shutting down Healthcare.gov for periods of time and slashing funding for ACA navigators.
Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) say they think the main contention with their proposal was the process, not the substance, so they will forge ahead with hearings on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the chairman and ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, resume bipartisan talks that had been shucked to the side as the Graham-Cassidy bill gained traction. But they’re remaining more cautious than Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in any promises they’re making.
In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss what happens now that Republicans have officially failed in their latest effort to overhaul Obamacare. Plus an interview with Bruce Lesley of First Focus about the fate of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Editorial pages continue parsing what happened earlier this week in the Senate when Graham-Cassidy, the most recent GOP repeal-and-replace legislation, failed to garner enough votes for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bring it to the floor for a vote.
Senators are turning their attention back to stabilizing the marketplace following the collapse of their latest repeal-and-replace efforts.
The investigation signals that congressional Republicans may turn from efforts to repeal the health law and seek other ways to corral health spending. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) says he wants to know if states got Medicaid funding by wrongly signing up people as expansion enrollees.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump remains optimistic that there will be movement in the next few months. “[In] the meantime, I have that little period of time, I’ll negotiate with the Democrats if we can come up with a fantastic health care bill, that’s okay with me. Good for both parties. Bipartisan,” the president says.
But the final decisions of some insurers hadn’t been disclosed as of Wednesday evening, so there is still a risk that companies might make 11th-hour pullbacks. Meanwhile, Stat offers a guide to the upcoming enrollment season, Democrats call for an investigation into the administration’s decision to shut down healthcare.gov on Sundays for maintenance and more.
Several states have tried it, and it’s been a bust.
Editorial pages highlight these questions and also explore what might be next on the health reform horizon.
Opinion writers analyze the factors that led to another stunning defeat for Republicans’ mission to undo the Affordable Care Act.
The data comes from the Census Bureau, which has been looking at income, poverty and health insurance coverage in the United States in 2016. Meanwhile, another study looks at what people are paying for health care costs across the country.
Today, insurers must decide whether to sign contracts to sell coverage in the Obamacare marketplace next year, but they don’t know whether the federal government will continue to pay subsidies or enforce the health law’s mandates to have insurance. That is forcing some companies to raise rates significantly.