Despite Republican lawmakers' efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a new survey shows that support for the health care law has reached an all-time high. Read more Blogs | Comments
WASHINGTON ? A draft version of a House Republican bill to repeal and “replace” the Affordable Care Act shows how the move would weaken or eliminate coverage for an untold number of people on Medicaid and private health insurance. House...Show More Summary
A leaked draft of the House Republican legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act is drawing strong criticism from health care advocates and Democrats who say the proposal will irrevocably … Click to Continue »
A draft bill detailing Republican plans to begin repealing and replacing many facets of the Affordable Care Act would provide expanded tax credits and health savings accounts for individuals while reducing federal spending on tax subsidies...Show More Summary
Republicans have yet to agree on a single detailed policy proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have put the Affordable Care Act, the law better known as Obamacare, on the verge of repeal, but one of the law's biggest programs has continued to gain overwhelming support. A new...Show More Summary
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said that protests at town halls around the country might prevent Republican lawmakers from repealing the Affordable Care Act, CNN reports. Said Brooks: “I’ll tell you, there are a significant number of congressmen who are being [...]
Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. We already knew that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would likely result in restricted access to birth control and fewer choices in women's healthcare overall (at a greater expense), but things are looking...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON? If House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) succeeds in his plan to “defund” Planned Parenthood while repealing the Affordable Care Act, his own district will be left unable to meet women’s health care needs. Ryan and Republicans...Show More Summary
Pass the Affordable Care Act, and for seven years, Americans tell pollsters they do not like it. Threaten to take away the ACA, and Americans tell pollsters, in effect, “How dare you take away the ACA!” Are people fickle, contrarian? Perhaps, but they are also deeply risk averse when it comes to their health and […]
President Donald Trump said Friday that his predecessor's health care law covers "very few people" as he minimized the impact of replacing it. That's only true if you consider more than 20 million people to be very few. Continue reading ? The post AP fact check: Trump claims Affordable Care Act covered ‘very few’ people appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
We finally have a more comprehensive idea of the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the law better known as Obamacare. Politico's Paul Demko released a draft Friday of the reconciliation bill designed by House...Show More Summary
The Affordable Care Act, the law better known as Obamacare, may be on the precipice of repeal. But its popularity keeps surging. Over the past few months, polls from a variety of outlets have showed a slow but steady increase in support...Show More Summary
Major proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act promote health savings accounts, which do offer tax savings but are complex and favor the wealthy.
As some Republican lawmakers continue to hide from angry constituents who are upset about their plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is calling them out for what he sees as hypocritical pleas for civility. In his Friday column, Krugman pointed out that many...
Opinions of the Affordable Care Act have improved notably in recent months. Americans are split over how much President Donald Trump has accomplished in office. And many of Trump’s supporters consider the media their enemy. This is HuffPollster...Show More Summary
Check out the newest Health Wonk Review: Presidents’ Day edition, hosted by David Williams at the excellent Health Business Blog. This week’s issue has a plethora of posts about the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare – quelle surprise! The wonks offer diverse and informed opinions. Don’t miss David’s post on the Cadillac Tax – that […]
Rick Klein and Sushanna Walshe: “The best thing to happen to Obamacare might have been Donald Trump. A new Kaiser tracking poll has the approval rating for the Affordable Care Act up to 48% – the highest it’s been in [...]
Republicans have been running for office since 2009 on the promise lie to repeal Obamacare. Repeal of the Orwellian-sounding “Affordable Care Act” was also on Donald Trump’s punch list of agenda items to be checked off during his first 100 days in office. Show More Summary
Republicans do not yet have a full replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”), but the outlines of one are emerging. The Policy Brief on Repeal and Replace issued by House Republicans on February 16 points the way toward a three-tier system. Show More Summary