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essential health benefits

President Trump says deregulation of association health plans will deliver "tremendous insurance at a very low cost." So why do policy experts overwhelming oppose the rule?

The problem with association health plans

June 1, 2018 – President Trump says deregulation of association health plans will deliver "tremendous insurance at a very low cost." So why do policy… 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

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

Biden tells Obama that health care is a BFD

I have diabetes. The ACA is a ‘BFD’ for me.

June 29, 2017 – As someone with diabetes, I can attest that the ACA is truly a BFD. The law has been a godsend to me, financially, health-wise, and, well,… Read more

Star Trek Enterprise and the Borg

Resistance to repeal will not be futile.

December 12, 2016 – For now, the political challenge brings a bracing clarity: to implacably resist the rollback of ACA. One must defend millions of people who… Read more

Nathan Wilkes lifetime caps

Finally: an escape from lifetime maximums

October 16, 2013 – Nathan Wilkes is a Colorado father who came face-to-face with the realities of lifetime maximum benefits on health insurance policies… Read more

industry targets ACA

Consumer protections in industry crosshairs

January 25, 2013 – If you're a 20- or 30-something and have health coverage, you're being targeted by insurance industry campaign to eliminate two important… Read more