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American Health Care Act

The new plan to cut out the heart of…

April 14, 2017 – Community rating is the one thing that keeps insurance companies from gouging most of their customers. It's the thing that helps makes the… Read more

Wendell Potter: Speaker Ryan’s repeal…

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

Trump pulls vote on AHCA

Obamacare remains the law of the land.…

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

True to the title, this edition is loaded up with perspectives on the Republicans' Obamacare repeal legislation: the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill – as Louise points out – "would repeal many of the ACA’s spending-related provisions and implement replacements for some aspects of the 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

Kara is by inclination vigilant about her health, and the periods of uninsurance caused her serious anxiety. "I am Type A – get a yearly skin check, see my OB-gyn, put a lot into making sure I'm healthy." In 2013, she recalls, "I held my breath – paid out-of-pocket for any healthcare I needed, while desperately seeking insurance. I would have paid $500 a month if I could have found a plan. I was terrified that one injury or illness could financially devastate me. I signed up for Obamacare the day the marketplace went online."

The price isn’t ideal, but ACA’s…

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 voter.

Trump voter would have large ACA…

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

Trump ‘shooting from the hip’ to…

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