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CBO: Bipartisan bill to stabilize insurance would reduce budget deficit

CBO: Bipartisan bill to stabilize insurance would reduce budget deficit

By Harris Meyer  |  October 25, 2017

The bipartisan Senate bill to stabilize the individual insurance market and fund cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers would reduce the federal budget deficit by $3.8 billion from 2018 to 2027, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Top Dems nix White House demands to alter healthcare deal

Top Dems nix White House demands to alter healthcare deal

By Associated Press  |  October 20, 2017

Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the ACA to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced an uphill path and this was the latest blow.

Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

By Associated Press  |  October 20, 2017

Sens. Lamar Alexander's and Patty Murray's bill to resume paying cost-sharing subsidies to insurers has support from all 48 Democratic and independent senators, as well as 24 total co-sponsors from both parties. But its fate remains unclear as some Republicans seek changes that could threaten...

Editorial: Bad advice for chaotic times

Editorial: Bad advice for chaotic times

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 07, 2017

Dr. Price resigns, Las Vegas endures a massacre, Trump accuses Puerto Rican officials of playing politics, and its easy to think there is nothing to be done, but that is not true.

After another ACA repeal attempt fails, the GOP faces tough choices

After another ACA repeal attempt fails, the GOP faces tough choices

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 30, 2017

As some mourn and others cheer the demise of the Graham-Cassidy bill, which aimed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, there is little doubt in anyone's mind that Republicans will continue their push for conservative healthcare reform.

Senate Republicans pull plug for now on repeal bill

Senate Republicans pull plug for now on repeal bill

By Harris Meyer  |  September 26, 2017

There will be no vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill this week, but the repeal-and-replace drama may not be over. Some GOP senators want to include legislation in the coming Republican tax overhaul package.

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