House Republicans Just Passed Their Tax Bill, Putting Them A Step Closer To One Major Accomplishment This Year
After trying and failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans have pinned their hopes on passing legislation to overhaul the US tax code. But the bill, which passed the House Thursday, still faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
Trump Cut Advertising For Obamacare By 90%. A Forthcoming Study Shows That Could Be A Big Problem.
As open enrollment kicks off, the Trump administration says that advertising the markets is no longer necessary. But researchers suggest the cuts could lead fewer healthy people on the markets, which means higher prices.
Senators Just Reached A Bipartisan Deal To Save The Obamacare Subsidies Trump Killed
The deal would fund insurance subsidies for low-income Americans for the next two years while allowing states to be exempted from more Obamacare rules. It would not change protections for people with preexisting health conditions, say its authors.
Here’s How Trump’s Health Care Transformation Is Already Playing Out In One State
Trump’s new executive order would create a large, new, deregulated insurance market. In Washington state, where a similar market already exists, people can face massive premium hikes when they get sick and employers face higher costs if they hire older workers.
Republicans Are Trying To Win Support For Their Health Care Bill By Throwing Money At Skeptical Senators
Republicans have one week left to take a shot at repealing Obamacare, so the Graham-Cassidy bill has been tweaked to explicitly make it more appealing to the Republican senators who have come out against it.
California Says It Will Sue The Federal Government Over Abortion Coverage If Graham-Cassidy Passes Into Law
If the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill passes, in just three months millions of insurance plans will be caught between a federal law banning them from covering abortions, and state laws that mandate the opposite.
Here’s What The New Republican Health Care Bill Actually Does
After Sen. Bill Cassidy repeatedly touted the "Jimmy Kimmel test" in interviews pitching the new Republican health care plan, the comedian accused him of lying about its effects. This is what the bill would actually do for coverage, prices, and preexisting conditions.
For Planned Parenthood Organizers In The Southwest, DACA Takes Priority
One hundred forty Planned Parenthood volunteers came to Arizona to fight against defunding the organization, but in the immediate aftermath of the Trump administration's decision on DACA, they ended up fighting for its immigrant patients and staff instead.
Unable To Repeal Obamacare, A Major Republican Just Released A Plan To Stabilize It — For Now
Senate Health Committee chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander outlined a compromise to stabilize insurance markets he says both Republicans and Democrats can live with. The question is whether it can pass Congress ahead of a deadline just two weeks from now.
It's Over: Senate Republicans Just Failed To Pass Their Last-Ditch Health Care Bill
The "skinny" Obamacare repeal bill was a last-minute bid by Republican leadership to pass something so they could start negotiating with the House on a broader repeal bill. "It's time to move on," Mitch McConnell said.
As Their Bills Get Voted Down, Here’s The Republicans' Actual Plan To Repeal Obamacare
Several GOP proposals to repeal Obamacare are expected to be voted down this week, but the only one that truly matters is the final one. And on that vote, Republicans may have found a way to keep the dream of repeal alive — at least for a while longer.
Repealing Obamacare Without A Replacement Would Lead To 32 Million More Uninsured, CBO Says
The individual markets would be thrown into turmoil — with premiums doubling and insurers fleeing the markets — if Republicans repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.
Now The Republican Plan To Just Repeal Obamacare Is Dead, Leaving The Path Forward Uncertain
Three senators said on Tuesday that they would not vote for a plan to repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan, killing Senate Republicans' Plan B. "I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it," Trump said of the loss.
Senate Republicans Are Considering Leaving Some Obamacare Taxes In Place
The Republican plan has been to repeal hundreds of billions of dollars in Obamacare taxes, most of which benefit the richest Americans, while making major cuts to Medicaid. But now some Republican senators are pushing to leave some taxes in place.