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July, 2017

Elephant stampede

ACA repeal fails. At last, an end to the stampede?

July 28, 2017 – Like the crush of an elephant herd, the GOP's attack on the ACA was a blind rage that threatened to wipe out anything in its path. And what… Read more

Trump's health care train wreck

Can the GOP avoid a health premium train wreck?

July 25, 2017 – Republicans – and President Trump – could act right now to reassure the health insurance industry and in doing so stabilize the… Read more

John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Would your plan cover John McCain’s treatment?

July 25, 2017 – There are more than 12,000 Americans who will be diagnosed with glioblastoma this year. Unfortunately, many of them do not have the level… Read more

Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump on a road trip

Health Wonk Review for July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 – It's summer, and nothing says summer like a seemingly unending roadtrip with family – a journey always made to seem that much longer and… Read more

McConnell's health plan has five fatal flaws

New Senate draft leaves its five fatal flaws intact

July 14, 2017 – HAROLD POLLACK: Today, Republican Senate leaders released the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), their Affordable… Read more

how repeal might change small-group coverage

What ACA repeal could do to small-group coverage

July 7, 2017 – The GOP's ACA repeal legislation – and its waiver options for states to adjust essential health benefit requirements – would clearly… Read more

two young boys cite the pledge of allegiance

‘Justice for all’ must include healthcare

July 7, 2017 – If this country wants to have any control over the cost of healthcare coupled with positive health outcomes, it MUST seek ways to ensure… Read more

Who received the ACA Medicaid expansion help?

Clawing back coverage from the poor

July 5, 2017 – What argument could possibly convince critics of the Medicaid expansion that taking back health coverage from someone who earns $46 dollars… Read more