Establishing an alternative continuous coverage mechanism could soften the coverage losses from repealing the ACA's individual mandate as part of the GOP tax cut bill. But so far politics has gotten in the way of considering that.
Mental healthcare advocates say claims that mental illness is the sole cause of mass shootings hinder efforts to seek effective solutions. The call to address the issue with more healthcare services is also counter to the White House's agenda.
President Donald Trump's plan to address the opioid epidemic was a rehash of old ideas, patient advocates and providers say.