The outcome of the repeal-and-replace debate could affect more than one might think, depending on exactly how the GOP congressional majority pursues its goal to do away with Obamacare.
Despite repeated warnings from conservative realists, the Senate and House last week put in motion an Obamacare “repeal and delay” strategy that would destabilize the individual health insurance markets that provide coverage for over 11 million Americans.
Republicans risk crashing the individual insurance markets if they repeal the Affordable Care Act without immediately replacing it. That's the prevailing fear among policy experts, but it's not what some prominent insurance industry leaders are saying.
Republicans are facing dissension within their own ranks from lawmakers concerned that a quick repeal of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan would cause economic and political chaos.
With Republican leaders promising to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act and only promising to enact a replacement, it's worth revisiting the question of whether healthcare is a right.
In a blog post, analysts with the Congressional Budget Office said that Republican proposals to replace the ACA would likely lead insurers to offer bare-bones plans that would not qualify as coverage.
South Carolina Republican Mick Mulvaney is the co-founder of the strongly conservative House Freedom Caucus and will push for repeal of the Affordable Care Act as well as cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.
Growing instability in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges was the biggest storyline in health insurance for 2016.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act taxes would leave the Trump administration and Congress with no politically popular, deficit-neutral way to help Americans obtain affordable insurance.
Just 10% of patients account for 65% of the nation's healthcare spending. These patients often have multiple chronic conditions and frequently use healthcare services as a result.
Some insiders say they are encouraged that GOP leaders are slowly recognizing they need to take steps to shore up the fragile individual insurance market if they repeal the ACA soon after Donald Trump takes office without an immediate replacement.
Minnesota marketplace may have improperly spent federal grants that were meant to help establish its health insurance marketplace, according to a new report by HHS' Office of Inspector General.