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Editorial: Tax reform is going nowhere

Editorial: Tax reform is going nowhere

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 07, 2017

In a rational political environment, there's a strong argument for tax reform—the next item on President Donald Trump's agenda. But we don't live in such an environment. Cutting taxes when the economy is near full employment will do nothing more than blow a massive hole in the federal budget.

The fate of Obamacare is in the Senate

The fate of Obamacare is in the Senate

By Mara Lee and Matthew Weinstock  |  May 06, 2017

Senate GOP leaders immediately tempered any enthusiasm that may have burgeoned after the House's narrow 217-213 approval of the American Health Care Act by cautioning that they will significantly overhaul the package, if not write their own version.

The search for an ACA repeal bill with details

The search for an ACA repeal bill with details

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 02, 2017

Republican and Democratic lawmakers staged a scavenger hunt on Capitol Hill Thursday looking for a draft of the bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

GOP leaders unveil new ACA replacement plan, divisions remain

By Associated Press  |  February 17, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan and other party leaders described a broad vision with a revamped Medicaid program, tax breaks to help people pay doctors' bills and federally subsidized high-risk pools for people with pre-existing conditions.

Trump and GOP struggle to reach consensus on ACA replacement

Trump and GOP struggle to reach consensus on ACA replacement

By Shelby Livingston  |  January 17, 2017

Republican leaders agree that repealing and replacing the ACA should occur simultaneously to avoid leaving 30 million people uninsured, but there's been little consensus on what policies should be included in a replacement plan.

Obamacare Lite looms as alternative for GOP

Obamacare Lite looms as alternative for GOP

By Harris Meyer  |  January 07, 2017

GOP leaders may decide an ACA deal with Dems would save them a lot of trouble, but they'll have a hard time convincing their right wing.

Outlook for 2017: Healthcare re-reform

Outlook for 2017: Healthcare re-reform

By Harris Meyer  |  December 31, 2016

2017 had been shaping up as a year focused on fixing the Affordable Care Act's insurance markets, slowing prescription drug price hikes, expanding Medicaid, improving mental healthcare and spreading value-based payment and delivery.

Is America ready for a major Medicare overhaul?

Is America ready for a major Medicare overhaul?

By Harris Meyer  |  November 22, 2016

Some healthcare leaders would welcome plans to turn Medicare into a “premium-support” system that pays a fixed amount per beneficiary, but they want to see more details before they take a side.

CEO Power Panel: No repeal without replace

By Harris Meyer  |  November 19, 2016

Many CEOs responding to our post-election survey said they're willing to consider Trump's healthcare reform ideas. But 86% said an ACA repeal should not proceed without a replacement that provides affordable health insurance for all Americans who lack employer-based coverage.

Obamacare enrollments surge in wake of Trump's election

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 12, 2016

HHS last week reported a surge in people enrolling for coverage on the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange on the day after Donald Trump, who said repealing the law is a main priority, was elected into the presidency.

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