Monthly Archives: March 2017

Insurance Companies Could Profit From Fewer Customers Under GOP Plan

The health insurance company Anthem has said the GOP bill would benefit both insurers and individuals. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images… Continue reading »

GOP Health Bill Changes Could Kill Protections For Those With Pre-Existing Conditions

House Speaker Paul Ryan is trying to rally Republican lawmakers to vote for the American Health Care Act. Justin Sullivan/Getty… Continue reading »

Obama: ‘America Is Stronger Because Of The Affordable Care Act’

President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. Since then, the bill has been a battering ram… Continue reading »

Limits In GOP Plan Could Shrink Seniors’ Long-Term Health Benefits

In 2015, Medicaid spending topped $552 billion nationwide. People who receive both Medicaid and Medicare and people with disabilities account… Continue reading »

Medicaid Work Requirement Wouldn’t Shrink Spending Much

Adding a work requirement to Medicaid could make it harder for people who have health problems from getting access to… Continue reading »

Repeal Of Health Law Could Force Tough Decisions For Arizona Republicans

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, speaks to a crowd of Donald Trump supporters at a Trump campaign rally… Continue reading »

GOP Health Plan Has Its Own Financial Stick To Prod People To Buy Insurance

The Affordable Care Act’s tax penalty for people who opt out of health insurance is one of the most loathed… Continue reading »

Tax Credits, Penalties And Age Rating: Parsing The GOP Health Bill

For years, Republicans in Congress have promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, claiming that its requirement for… Continue reading »

Leading The Charge Against The GOP Health Plan, Rep. Mark Meadows Is Right At Home

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chair of the House Freedom Caucus, speaks during a news conference on Affordable Care Act replacement… Continue reading »

As ACA Repeal Vote Nears, Kansas Debates Expanding Medicaid

Gov. Sam Brownback delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the Kansas Legislature in Topeka,… Continue reading »