Liberals have suddenly discovered the benefits of federalism to ‘resist’ a Trump initiative, even as Republicans want to dictate to states how their insurance markets should function.
When health insurers filed their rates for 2017, not a single state commissioner contemplated that the incoming presidential administration might cancel federal cost-sharing subsidies.
Sen. Lamar Alexander’s article includes several omissions and outright false statements about his bailout legislation. Here are the facts Alexander wouldn’t dare admit about his bill.
Federal funding for abortions, higher insurance premiums for Americans, massive bailouts for fat-cat insurance companies—what’s not to love?
Both President Trump and President Obama took action to prevent dramatic premium spikes due to Obamacare’s insurance mandates. Yet only Trump was accused of ‘sabotage.’
Medicaid’s constant, inexorable growth in state budgets has left less money for education of all types—not least higher education.
Using repeal of the individual mandate to pass tax reform represents a game of Russian roulette that Congress should not even contemplate.
If Republicans will end up passing an SCHIP reauthorization along party lines, why not ensure that the legislation includes solid conservative policies throughout?
For multiple reasons, Congress should not repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board without first enacting a suitable replacement.
In the Center for American Progress’ view, any decline in exchange enrollment lies entirely at President Trump’s feet, but any increase in enrollment comes despite Trump.
Overall, insurers could receive a windfall of $4 to $5 billion from the Alexander-Murray subsidies spigot. That’s plenty more than the ‘specific benefit’ to taxpayers.
Conservatives should reject the premise that Congress must immediately open the federal piggy bank to replenish the unconstitutional subsidies the Trump administration cut off.
The process for handing health insurers billions of taxpayer dollars to backfill a sinking Obamacare rather than replace it is looking a lot like passing Obamacare itself.
The rising costs of many, if not all, medications are largely the result of the lack of competition in the pharmaceutical industry. That’s the FDA’s fault.
Legislative text has not yet been released, but based on press reports, Twitter threads, and a summary circulating on Capitol Hill, here’s what we know might be in the final package.
The significant sums in play would represent the second-largest expansion of federal abortion funding, behind only Obamacare itself.
The executive order did not change regulations on its own. Rather, it instructed cabinet departments to propose changes to regulations in the near future.
The recently filed lawsuits blow open the multi-step deception Democrats knowingly employed to furtively insert the abortifacient and birth control mandate into the Affordable Care Act.
With Republicans in charge of Congress and the White House, will they allow a massive Obamacare tax on health insurance plans to hit Americans next year?
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