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Independent doctors get sweet deal under GOP tax cut bill

Independent doctors get sweet deal under GOP tax cut bill

By Harris Meyer  |  December 20, 2017

While many healthcare industry groups are unhappy about the Republican tax cut bill, primary-care physicians and dentists in independent practices may be smiling because they could see sharply lower personal taxes.

Guest Commentary: 'Repeal and replace' is now 'co-opt and confuse'

Guest Commentary: 'Repeal and replace' is now 'co-opt and confuse'

By Dr. Ann Hwang  |  December 16, 2017

Congressional Republicans are still actively trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, most recently folding repeal of the individual mandate into the tax reform bill. Instead of "repeal and replace," the strategy appears to be "co-opt and confuse."

Editorial: An alcohol-free toast to 2018

Editorial: An alcohol-free toast to 2018

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 16, 2017

'Tis the season of miracles. A year that began with lumps of coal for the healthcare industry ends with Christmas presents wrapped in ribbons of cautious optimism.

1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

By Associated Press  |  November 16, 2017

Wisconsin's Ron Johnson became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders as the House passed its similar tax package.

Senate Republicans likely to repeal ACA mandate as part of tax bill

Senate Republicans likely to repeal ACA mandate as part of tax bill

By Harris Meyer  |  November 15, 2017

Senate Republicans have a good chance of passing a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate as part of their tax cut legislation, even though healthcare industry groups are lobbying hard against it, political observers say.

GOP senators seek to 'gut' ACA via state waivers

GOP senators seek to 'gut' ACA via state waivers

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 13, 2017

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) have drafted legislation that critics say will make it easier for states to offer fewer healthcare coverage options at higher costs.

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