The Senate Republican draft bill bombed with healthcare providers, while some insurers reveled at the offering of cost-sharing reduction payments and tens of billions in temporary reinsurance funding.
This promises to one of the most turbulent, consequential weeks in U.S. healthcare history, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tries to quickly pass a far-reaching bill, unveiled only last Thursday.
The Senate's proposed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act could have widespread implications for healthcare providers across the country, sparking hospital closures, lower provider rates and decreased access to nursing homes if the bill becomes law.
The Senate's proposed bill to replace Obamacare was immediately met with widespread dissent from members of both parties in Congress, healthcare providers, some insurers and perhaps most vehemently, patient advocacy groups. Here are the thoughts, opinions and comments made on the BCRA.
Even with four conservative Senators saying they can't vote for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and three centrist Senators saying they are concerned about the way the bill funds Medicaid, there may be enough changes during the amendments process to get passage.
How do the Better Care Reconciliation Act and American Health Care Act compare to current law? We break it all down.
Public health officials on Thursday said cuts to the National Institutes of Health proposed by President Donald Trump will weaken the global response to infectious disease outbreaks like Ebola.
Senate Republicans' bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would cap federal Medicaid spending even more tightly than the bill that House Republicans passed last month.
Governors are calling upon federal lawmakers to quickly stabilize the individual health insurance market by continuing cost-sharing reductions until at least the end of next year and creating a reinsurance program for high-risk patients.
No one other than Senate GOP leaders knows the details of their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But it's certain the bill would have a seismic impact on patients, providers and insurers if enacted.
Business likes certainty, and that's doubly true for the insurance industry. The lack of legislation this far into the year has been particularly harmful to carriers, which must make decisions now about 2018 rates.
HHS Secretary Tom Price told senators during a hearing Thursday that major cuts to Medicaid and repealing the Affordable Care Act would result in better care for individuals, though he was light on details.