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Short-term CHIP patches threaten to undermine state programs

Short-term CHIP patches threaten to undermine state programs

By Susannah Luthi  |  January 05, 2018

Congress' short-term funding patches for the Children's Health Insurance Program have put states in the precarious position of running on fumes. But the temporary solutions may do more harm than good as they hamstring CHIP's future.

CBO: Axing ACA mandate would give GOP $338 billion more for tax cuts

CBO: Axing ACA mandate would give GOP $338 billion more for tax cuts

By Harris Meyer  |  November 08, 2017

If Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate as part of their tax cut bill, that would give them $338 billion in cost savings over 10 years to soften the bill's rollback of popular tax breaks, according to a Congressional Budget Office report.

CBO: Bipartisan bill to stabilize insurance would reduce budget deficit

CBO: Bipartisan bill to stabilize insurance would reduce budget deficit

By Harris Meyer  |  October 25, 2017

The bipartisan Senate bill to stabilize the individual insurance market and fund cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers would reduce the federal budget deficit by $3.8 billion from 2018 to 2027, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Latest Senate ACA repeal bill would lead to 22 million more uninsured

Latest Senate ACA repeal bill would lead to 22 million more uninsured

By Harris Meyer  |  July 20, 2017

There would be 22 million fewer Americans with health insurance in 2026 under the latest version of the Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the same coverage loss as under the previous version, the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday.

Federal Medicaid spending to fall 35% in two decades under Senate healthcare bill

Federal Medicaid spending to fall 35% in two decades under Senate healthcare bill

By Mara Lee  |  June 29, 2017

The new Congressional Budget Office findings may make it more difficult for GOP leadership to line up moderate votes to pass the bill. The long-term funding drop, 35% over two decades, means Senate Republicans may have to scrap the bill's proposed change to a lower inflation rate in 2025.

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