Stories tagged: American Health Care Act
Wed., June 28, 2017
Health care bills imperil regional economy
Congress should work on improving the ACA, not returning the country to a time when millions more Americans lacked health care coverage.
Fri., June 23, 2017
Goodman: Medicare For All is the health-care answer
“Medicare for All” would maintain the current system of private and nonprofit hospitals, doctor offices and all the other familiar aspects of the U.S. health system.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Here’s what the Senate Republicans’ health care bill does on pre-existing conditions, insurance subsidies and more
Senate Republicans on Thursday released their health care bill, which would cut federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the rich that paid for some health insurance subsidies and require people …
Wed., June 21, 2017
Stealthy Senate undermines own health care bill
The public should see the entire bill, seeing how it will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and affect one-sixth of the economy.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
From Bellevue to Spokane, Planned Parenthood supporters pan McMorris Rodgers’ support of health care bill
The plan that is undergoing rewrites in the U.S. Senate would prevent Planned Parenthood from accepting federal reimbursement for services unless they stopped providing abortions.
Sat., May 20, 2017
Stark: AHCA is a good start to reforming care
The American Health Care Act will lower costs for everyone while caring for the most vulnerable in our communities.
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson speaks out on health care bill
While vigorously defending the GOP House-passed health care bill, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson told the Idaho Healthcare Summit today that he wouldn’t have voted for it if that was what …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Elegance wasn’t really the issue, Congressman Labrador
Rep. Raul Labrador and the others who are trying to do things that will worsen health care for vulnerable people will say anything to pretend they are not, Shawn Vestal …
Mon., May 8, 2017
Jonathan Bernstein: House shifts health care attention to Senate
I think the Republicans’ best strategy is to just pretend that they’ve killed off Obamacare for good, and then go on administering it.
Sun., May 7, 2017
LeClaire: Republicans quietly destabilized health insurance market
The least appreciated attack came in 2014 when Republicans undermined the temporary “risk corridor” established to offset possible imbalances in the types of customers insurance companies would get.
Sun., May 7, 2017
Parker: For Trump, winning is everything
In Trump’s case, it was always about winning the office, beating the others and never about governance.
Sun., May 7, 2017
AHCA ‘victory’ was nothing to celebrate
The first Congressional Budget Office score should’ve been the end of it. Instead, Republicans recovered their own fumble, quick-kicked and called it a victory.
Sat., May 6, 2017
Shawn Reed: Don’t roll back progress on health care
The AHCA would mean we roll back the clock to patients relying on the ER – the one place they cannot be turned away – when the management of a …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Health care dominates at highly charged Coeur d’Alene town hall with Raul Labrador
Rep. Raul Labrador defended his vote for the Republican health care law to a mostly skeptical crowd that filled the 500-capacity Lake City High School auditorium Friday evening in Coeur …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Health care bill narrowly prevails in House, faces an uncertain fate in Senate
House Republicans narrowly passed legislation Thursday to roll back the Affordable Care Act, the first step toward delivering on a yearslong campaign promise despite mounting concerns from health care groups …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
The American Health Care Act 101: A primer on what the bill passed by the House would do if enacted into law
The House of Representatives passed a revamped bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Trump’s path forward only gets tougher after health-care fiasco
The stunning collapse of the Republican health-care bill now imperils the rest of President Trump’s ambitious congressional agenda, with few prospects for quick victory on tax reform, construction projects or …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Trump OKs changes in GOP health care bill, winning support
President Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with support from some conservative lawmakers but leaving its prospects …
Fri., March 17, 2017
AHCA is ill-considered; start over
This bill introduces unnecessary disarray, not only in the individual insurance market, but with Medicaid and Medicare.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
GOP’s health reform plan threatens Medicare
Little noticed in the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare is a tax cut that would benefit the wealthy and undercut Medicare, the federal program that insures 55 million older Americans …
Sun., March 12, 2017
Avik Roy: Hard-liners incoherent on AHCA
The AHCA isn’t flawed because it offers financial assistance to the uninsured. It’s flawed because it doesn’t provide enough assistance to them, making premiums unaffordable for many poor people.
Thu., March 9, 2017
Health care bill’s harm is far-reaching
After 2,500 days, the American Health Care Act is born. Congressional Republicans’ much-anticipated health care bill may have a similar name to the Affordable Care Act it’s intended to replace, …