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Prominent ACA experts to debate reform law's success

Prominent ACA experts to debate reform law's success

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 28, 2015

Two prominent voices in the debate over the legality of premium subsidies will go head to head Wednesday on the question of whether healthcare reform is succeeding, five years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law.

GOP hopes budget will lead to replacing ACA

By Paul Demko  |  March 28, 2015

With their late-night vote last week, Senate Republicans have joined their House counterparts in passing budget blueprints that set the stage for a fierce battle with the White House over the shape of the nation's healthcare system and appropriate levels of taxation and spending.

GOP hopes budget will lead to replacing ACA

By Paul Demko  |  March 27, 2015

With their overnight vote before adjourning Friday morning, Senate Republicans joined their House counterparts in passing budget blueprints that set the stage for a fierce debate with the White House over the shape of the nation's healthcare system and appropriate levels of taxing and spending.

Senate punts on 'doc fix'; passage expected after spring break

Senate punts on 'doc fix'; passage expected after spring break

By Paul Demko  |  March 27, 2015

There will be no doc fix until at least mid-April. The Senate adjourned for spring break on Friday morning without taking up legislation to permanently repeal Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors.

House votes for permanent doc fix, bill goes to Senate

By John N. Frank , Adam Rubenfire and Paul Demko  |  March 26, 2015

The U.S. House Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favor of scrapping Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula, passing a permanent doc fix 392-37. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the bill “transformative in how it rewards the value, not the volume.”

Republican House passes budget to erase deficits, repeal reform law

By Associated Press  |  March 26, 2015

Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the healthcare law and envisions transformations of the tax code and social programs.

On fifth anniversary of healthcare law, no end to debate

By Associated Press  |  March 22, 2015

When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act five years ago, he visualized a time when the political hyperbole would be silenced and ordinary people would see that the healthcare law improved their lives.

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