As the Graham-Cassidy bill loses support, three healthcare industry leaders warned the bill could spark healthcare job losses, stifle innovation and force hospitals to shut their doors if it is enacted.
Maine Sen. Susan Collins appeared to deliver the death blow to the latest Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as she came out against the bill she calls "deeply flawed."
Healthcare industry analysts scrambled to determine how a revised Senate GOP healthcare bill released Monday morning would distribute federal funding among the states and loosen protections for Americans with pre-existing medical conditions.
Republican leaders are scrambling to win over wavering senators for their last-ditch effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, as lawmakers fret over the Graham-Cassidy bill's projected funding cuts to their states.
As patient satisfaction and well-being become more intimately tied to the performance of healthcare organizations, leaders would be smart to listen to employees and become personally invested in their advancement.
The new Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could reduce funding, coverage and consumer protections even more sharply than the GOP's previous repeal bill.
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday he opposes the legislation co-sponsored by the Republican senator from Louisiana. Edwards says it would eliminate his state's Medicaid expansion program that provides health coverage to 430,000 people.
Most observers thought the GOP drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was dead. But now that Senate Republicans have revived it, surprised healthcare industry and consumer groups are ramping up opposition efforts.
Time is short and the political differences are formidable for a bipartisan Senate effort to stabilize the individual insurance market, with GOP support potentially siphoned off by a new bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
It remains unclear whether Republicans and Democrats on the Senate health committee can overcome their disagreement over whether GOP proposals to let states and insurers offer cheaper health plans with less comprehensive benefits should be included in the market stabilization package.
Four Republican senators unveiled a radical proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by handing states $1.2 trillion in ACA subsidies and letting them design their own coverage systems with few limitations on what they could do.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with 16 Democratic co-sponsors, introduced a "Medicare for All" bill that would move the country toward a single-payer system and away from the current structure, which depends heavily on employer-sponsored health coverage.