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Repeal and Delay: Emphasis on “Delay”

Posted on 03/23/2017

At the start of President Trump’s term, Republicans in Congress planned to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, without a replacement plan to replace it. This “repeal and delay” tactic did not sit well with Democrats and many Republicans, nor was it acceptable to President Donald Trump, who wanted to “repeal and replace former President Obama’s

Will Insurance Rates Soar Under Trumpcare? Experts Say It’s Possible

Posted on 03/23/2017

Under pressure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republican leaders released a new plan titled the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is being called Trumpcare. A Congressional Budget Office report says that although the new plan will reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion over the next 10 years, it could leave 24 million more Americans

In Defense of Trumpcare: Republican Backers Highlight the Bill’s Positive Points

Posted on 03/23/2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan and other supporters of the unpopular American Health Care Act (AHCA) face an uphill battle as the bill is scheduled to hit the House floor for voting on Thursday, March 23. That date marks the 7-year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the law that Republicans have been keen on repealing since

2017 Health Insurance Enrollment Down by Half a Million

Posted on 03/18/2017

About 12.2 million people signed up for or renewed their health insurance using federal and state marketplaces during the 2017 open enrollment period. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which tallies the numbers each year and is responsible for administrating the federal exchange site, reported a 4 percent drop in sign-ups for this year. In 2016, about 12.7 million

Breaking Down the CBO Estimates for Trumpcare

Posted on 03/18/2017

In early March, Republicans in Congress released their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, finally taking steps to fulfill a key campaign promise. The new healthcare plan is a response to constituents who have seen skyrocketing premiums and loss of coverage since the ACA was legislated in 2010. Officially called the American Health Care Act and unofficially branded “Trumpcare,”

How Many People Will Lose Insurance Under Trumpcare? That Depends

Posted on 03/18/2017

The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan federal government agency that provides economic and budget information to Congress, recently released a report on the American Health Care Act. The AHCA is the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, which the Trump administration is determined to repeal. The CBO report claims that as many as 24 million

What’s Happening to Medicaid Under Trumpcare?

Posted on 03/18/2017

Republicans in Congress recently released the plan they hope will replace the Affordable Care Act. Steps began almost immediately after the current Congress took office to begin repealing the ACA, commonly known as Obamacare. On March 13, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, along with the Joint Committee on Taxes, announced that as many as 14 million people could lose insurance

Trump’s Mysterious “Repeal and Replace” Plan

Posted on 03/16/2017

Throughout the campaign, President-elect Trump promised that one of the first things he would do as president is to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare. However, he has also repeatedly promised to replace the ACA with a plan that is less costly, provides better benefits and offers coverage to more people. In interviews, he has

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