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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.

CBO: Axing ACA mandate would give GOP $338 billion more for tax cuts

CBO: Axing ACA mandate would give GOP $338 billion more for tax cuts

By Harris Meyer  |  November 08, 2017

If Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate as part of their tax cut bill, that would give them $338 billion in cost savings over 10 years to soften the bill's rollback of popular tax breaks, according to a Congressional Budget Office report.

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