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House Leaders ‘Came Up Short’ In Effort To Kill Obamacare

Despite days of intense negotiations and last-minute concessions to win over wavering GOP conservatives and moderates, House Republican leaders Friday failed to secure enough support to pass their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 940 more words

The Health Law

Insurers May Notch Bigger Profits From Fewer Customers In ‘Trumpcare’

The House GOP’s embattled health care bill has plenty of detractors: Democrats, hospitals, the American Medical Association and the House Freedom Caucus all oppose it. But the insurance industry is not on that list — even though it stands to lose millions of customers. 949 more words


Popular Guarantee For Young Adults’ Coverage May Be Health Law’s Achilles' Heel

The Affordable Care Act struck a popular chord by allowing adult children to obtain health coverage through a parent’s plan until their 26th birthday.

Now, seeking broad support for their efforts to repeal and replace the ACA, House Republicans have kept that guarantee intact. 890 more words


Late Move To Dump ‘Essential’ Benefits Could Strand Chronically Ill

Updated, 4:09 a.m.

A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average consumer’s upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, said experts on both sides of the debate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 992 more words


From 'Stressed Out' To Hopeful, Five Californians Weigh In On GOP Bill

As far-reaching Republican health legislation heads to a vote on the House floor Thursday, Californians up and down the state are wondering what it could mean for them. 2,792 more words

The Health Law

Video Help Is On Way For Family Caregivers Who Must Draw Blood Or Give Injections

Renata Louwers has a hard time getting her blood drawn. The needle, the pinprick of pain, the viscous liquid flowing out of her arm — they make her queasy. 1,084 more words


GOP Health Plan Aims To Curb Medicaid, Expand State Options

For all its populist design, the House GOP’s latest proposal to overhaul federal Medicaid funding creates financial risks for states and could leave some enrollees worse off. 1,021 more words

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