Congress Should Get Past Obamacare, Forget Bailouts, and Embrace Real Health Reform

This week, congressional leaders withdrew legislative language that would have bailed out Obamacare’s health insurance companies as part of the $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page omnibus spending bill. Most American taxpayers are opposed these Obamacare bailouts, but they have every reason to be nervous as long as Congress is in session. The reason: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, […]

Catherine Rampell: Trump is hoping you won’t notice his backdoor revoke of Obamacare

One of the bigger, and more heartening, surprises of the past year was merely how fervently it turned out Americans supported health care for low-income people. Republican politicians, after all, had been running from Obamacare — including its Medicaid expansion and income-based subsidies for buying insurance — from the stage the law passed. And the […]

Dana Milbank: Republicans have their own Obamacare now

Washington — Congratulations, Republicans. Now you have your own Obamacare. Emerging from their caucus meeting in the Capitol basement Tuesday morning, House Republicans were jubilant about their tax bill, that was on course to clear Congress on Wednesday. “It’s a complete winner,” stated Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va. “And I never lie.” Veteran Rep. Tom Cole, […]

Sign-up pace slows in 3rd week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

(Reuters) – The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up over the federal authority website, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. authority agency reported on Wednesday. There was an increase, however, in the number of new consumers to […]

How one GOP statesperson went from saving Obamacare to being OK with undermining it

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) casted a pivotal vote over the summer, where she — along with Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and John McCain (R-AZ) — saved the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from being repealed. She didn’t merely vote from revoke once; she voted from three dissimilar G.O.P. health bills and shot down an additional in September. […]

How Fewer Obamacare Options Hurt a 4-Year-Old

Forget fantastic intentions. Remember bad results. The Washington Post recently published a heart-wrenching facts of two Virginia families caught up with the consequences of a damaged, declining and increasingly noncompetitive health insurance market. Little Collette Briggs, 4, suffers from an aggressive case of leukemia, and the Briggs people for two years has depended upon the […]

Obamacare’s best unpopular provision is important. Here’s why.

Jim Cooke is looking to purchase health insurance this open enrollment stretch on Maryland Health Connection, the state’s Obamacare exchange. He usually pays the penalty for not having insurance, due to the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But for him, this year is different. “It’s not urgent, I’d merely consider more comfortable,” […]

Democrats in Meltdown Mode as Obamacare Individual Mandate Moves Toward Extinction

  Democrats, of course, oppose the tax cuts moving over Congress. They believe authority realizes ahead how to spend your money than you do. But what has honestly got their goat is eliminating the Obamacare tax—known as the individual mandate—that Americans have to pay to the IRS for simply choosing not to buy health insurance. […]

Republicans can revoke Obamacare. They can’t revoke the logic of health insurance.

Uwe Reinhardt, a noted health-care economist at Princeton, died Nov. 13. Vox’s Sarah Kliff recently wrote about how Reinhardt’s thinking has shaped her own coverage of health-care policy. A year ago, soon after Trump’s election, Reinhardt explained in Vox how the Republicans appeared inclined to ignore the fundamental challenge that health-care policy should confront: A […]