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March, 2017

Speaker Paul Ryan doesn't care about you

Wendell Potter: Speaker Ryan’s repeal plans are driven by donors – not your health coverage needs

March 31, 2017 – If you're not able to write Ryan a big check, the healthcare system he has in mind won't be centered on… Read more

Former inmates need health care too

Healthcare lessons from the ‘World’s Prison Capital’

March 30, 2017 – If we want to help former inmates become productive members of society, we can start by removing barriers to health coverage and… Read more

Trump loses vote to repeal Obamacare

Obamacare remains the law of the land. With defeat, Trump fails his first legislative test.

March 24, 2017 – After four hours of debate today, House leadership abruptly pulled H.R. 1628 – the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — without a vote.… Read more

Yea or nah vote on ACA

Health Wonk Review for March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 – True to the title, this edition is loaded up with perspectives on the Republicans' Obamacare repeal legislation: the American Health Care… Read more

Obamacare coverage is priceless

The price isn’t ideal, but ACA’s protection is worth it.

March 23, 2017 – These four earn too much to be eligible for subsidies, and their plans' provider networks can be narrow. Still, they dread repeal of the… Read more

Trump voters repealing ACA

Trump voter would have large ACA subsidy, but is too busy raging at undocumented neighbors to care

March 20, 2017 – She's uninsured. She needs help, but she's unaware that GOP plan would put coverage further out of her… Read more

Whether the GOP really intends to pass repeal.

Will “repeal and replace” implode?

March 14, 2017 – Republicans just proposed a $12,900 annual premium increase on low-income 64-year-olds. A shambolic… Read more

Measuring Trumpcare vs Obamacare

How does Trumpcare measure up?

March 13, 2017 – Yes, that's right: 24 million more people would be uninsured under Trumpcare than are today...more than reversing the 20-22 million net… Read more

six reasons women should fear ACA repeal

Top 6 reasons women should fear ACA repeal

March 13, 2017 – House Republicans' Obamacare replacement plan, the American Health Care Act, would nix two very important benefits for women –… Read more

Sean Spicer alternative facts

Health Wonk Review for March 9, 2017

March 10, 2017 – The latest edition of Health Wonk Review is posted over at Health System Ed. Thanks to host Peggy Salvatore for dubbing it the May You Live… Read more

Trumpcare steals from the poor

The poor get poorer under GOP’s tax credit scheme

March 10, 2017 – The AHCA would result in higher premiums for older people, smaller tax credits for poorer and older people, reduced access to Medicaid for… Read more

Trump tries to stablize markets

Trump ‘shooting from the hip’ to stabilize markets

March 8, 2017 – HHS has proposed a variety of rule changes aimed at individual market stabilization for 2018, but the overall strategy doesn’t appear to… Read more