At the end of 2016, I thought Paul Ryan had a plan, and that achieving consensus on a plan would prove the tough part. But Ryan didn’t even have a plan.
In a Monday report, CBO changed the rules, and violated the law, to make it easier for Congress to pass an Obamacare bailout.
The only thing that keeps Obamacare from collapsing completely is that taxpayers are paying most or all of the premiums for the vast majority of people in the exchanges.
Here’s a solution: stop focusing on trying to control prescription drug prices, and start paying attention to who’s paying them.
If the only state-based insurance reform plan proposed to date violates Graham-Cassidy, then how much ‘flexibility’ does the legislation really provide?
Like other studies before it, the Urban paper omitted inconvenient truths that have made this year’s premium increases less drastic for consumers than they appear at first blush.
Republicans seem insistent on doing anything but solving the ultimate problem with Obamacare: strangling states’ and individuals’ power to manage their own health care.
Medicaid is a deeply flawed program that dispenses prescription opioids at a staggering rate.
In general, the bill would increase the deficit by $19.1 billion and appropriate more than $60 billion to insurance companies, propping up and entrenching Obamacare rather than repealing it.
Most Americans would judge premium impacts by one simple metric: Will my premiums go up or down compared to what I paid last year?
The study itself admits that most of the supposed premium “reduction” for 2019 likely will not materialize.
Do Republicans hope conservatives forgot when Republicans actually put taxpayers ahead of health insurers, rather than trying to shovel them more money?
Either the Exchange views is #resisting President Trump, or it wants to use the headlines to motivate Congress to pass a ‘stability’ package.
After decrying Obamacare as ‘full of gimmicks and smoke-and-mirrors’ in 2010, Ryan is now using budget gimmicks to bail out the law.
If a company like Aetna can afford to make a six-figure contribution to a gun control effort, why are health insurers asking for a multi-billion dollar federal bailout for the Obamacare exchanges?
The hyperventilation over cost-sharing payments sends the wrong message to financial markets: Insurers can ignore significant risks, so long as their competitors do so as well.
‘The years Wheaton College spent in court have finally paid off … this order ensures we won’t have to come back.’
Another judge signaled a win for religious liberty by barring the federal government from forcing the christian school to pay for employee birth control.
The Center for American Progress plan would put Medicaid under total federal control, reinstate the individual mandate, and make middle-class families pay more for health insurance.
Cascading reductions in reimbursements due to Obamacare are wreaking havoc on our health care system—and could make ‘doctors’ like Dr. Nick the only option for some patients.
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