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CBO: ObamaCare premiums could rise 20 percent if Trump ends payments


Insurance companies would raise premium prices about 20 percent for ObamaCare plans if President Trump ends key payments to insurers, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). 353 more words

Climbing Cost Of Decades-Old Drugs Threatens To Break Medicaid Bank

Climbing Cost Of Decades-Old Drugs Threatens To Break Medicaid Bank

Skyrocketing price tags for new drugs to treat rare diseases have stoked outrage nationwide. But hundreds of old, commonly used drugs cost the Medicaid program billions of extra dollars in 2016 vs. 1,059 more words

CBO to release analysis of ending key ObamaCare insurer payments


The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will release an analysis next week detailing the effects of ending key ObamaCare insurer payments.

The CBO announced Friday the score would be released next week. 146 more words

Facing Trump Subsidy Cuts, Health Insurance Officials Seek a Backup Plan

Congress is on vacation, but state insurance commissioners have no time off. They have spent the past three days debating what to do if President Trump stops subsidies paid to insurance companies on behalf of millions of low-income people. 1,101 more words

The Hidden Subsidy That Helps Pay for Health Insurance

As Republican senators work to fix their troubled health care bill, there is one giant health insurance subsidy no one is talking about.

It is bigger than any offered under the Affordable Care Act — subsidies some Republicans loathe as handouts — and costs the federal government $250 billion in lost tax revenue every year. 1,343 more words