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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.

ACHA's score from the CBO to drop this week

ACHA's score from the CBO to drop this week

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 20, 2017

The American public will find out this week what the impact will be for the controversial American Health Care Act, which ends protections for people with pre-existing conditions and ends Medicaid expansion.

What did the media miss in the CBO report?

March 18, 2017

Everyone reported the top-line numbers from the analysis of the House Republicans' American Health Care Act, a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here are 13 other findings that should be of high interest to healthcare industry groups.

24 million would lose coverage under GOP's Obamacare repeal plan

24 million would lose coverage under GOP's Obamacare repeal plan

By Harris Meyer and Virgil Dickson  |  March 13, 2017

The House Republicans' American Health Care Act would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion over the coming decade and increase the number of people who are uninsured by 24 million by 2026 relative to current law, according to the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation.

Should you worry about ACA hikes?

Should you worry about ACA hikes?

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 29, 2016

Policy experts say the projected double-digit hikes are unlikely to affect the majority of people who enroll in health plans through the federal exchange. At the same time, benchmark premiums in some states, including Arkansas, Indiana and Ohio, will increase only slightly or even decrease in 2017.

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