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.
To most individuals outside Washington, Republicans moving to bail out Obamacare, and attempting to pass 2,200-plus page bills in mere hours, signifies a degree of insanity.
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 White House, and McConnell, should never have made an agreement on a ‘stability’ bill with Collins in the first place.
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.
It would be more than a little ironic for conservatives to seek to defend the Constitution while ignoring it when convenient.
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?
Paul Ryan can support an Obamacare bailout, or he can support the pro-life movement. But he cannot support both.
The Republican Obamacare strategy does seem like a ‘stupid’ approach for several reasons. First, it does not repeal Obamacare.
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.
White House Correspondent Saagar Enjeti joins Bre Payton on the Federalist Radio Hour. They discuss an upcoming immigration battle and the crazy of covering the administration.
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.
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