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Blog: It's Trump's turn to wrestle with reforming healthcare

By Harris Meyer  |  November 09, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to quickly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now he and the newly elected Republican Congress are like the dog that caught the car. What are they going to do with it?

Employers hate the Cadillac tax. Why?

Employers hate the Cadillac tax. Why?

By Bob Herman  |  September 10, 2016

Employers should, in theory, support the Affordable Care Act's Cadillac tax. But the political and business reasons for keeping the tax exclusion on employer health benefits trump economics.

Blog: New health reform bill shows why Republicans struggle with replacing Obamacare

By Harris Meyer  |  May 31, 2016

Sweeping new legislation unveiled by two congressional Republicans to partly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act highlights the formidable political and policy challenges the GOP faces in taking on a law that has significantly expanded coverage and made popular changes in insurance practices.

UAW has health co-op on back burner during election season

UAW has health co-op on back burner during election season

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 19, 2016

UAW President Dennis Williams says the union is still interested in pooling autoworkers into one large health plan, though work has gone slowly following the controversy generated after the concept was floated during last fall's Detroit 3 contract talks.

Obama seeks $1 billion to combat opioid abuse

By Shannon Muchmore  |  February 08, 2016

The fiscal 2017 budget includes a request for $1.1 billion to increase access to medication-assisted treatment options. The bulk of the money would fund state programs in an effort to make treatment more available and easier to afford.

White House's 2017 budget to suggest narrowing Cadillac tax

By Shannon Muchmore  |  February 04, 2016

The administration is looking to preserve the controversial tax that has been delayed for at least two years. It is now set to go into effect in 2020, although some political analysts say it could continue to be delayed indefinitely or dropped entirely.

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