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Key players in the future of the American Health Care Act put political capital and money on the line to ensure their desired outcome of today’s expected vote.
It will be a long day for President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as they push to gather the needed support to ensure passage of the American Health Care Act.
That annual loss could balloon to $24.3 billion by 2027, according to a state analysis, as federal funding for low-income health coverage is cut under the current bill.
As health care issues hit center stage in Washington again, Kaiser Health News reporters hold forth on a number of radio and television shows.
House Republicans’ latest plan to repeal Obamacare would give states flexibility in managing their Medicaid programs, but also some difficult decisions to make.
The cost of insurance could go down for people ages 26 to 29 under the GOP plan. But will they buy it without a mandate?
The prospect of cutbacks has led to agitation and activism in California’s largely agricultural Central Valley, with relatively high poverty rates and a significant number of Trump voters.
Four news organizations read through letters sent by 51 senators and 134 members of the House dealing with the health care debate.
“It’s challenging to see how it would not … jeopardize the entire [Medicaid] program,” a top health official said.
The federal health law made it feasible for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program to expand its efforts and help patients buy marketplace insurance plans to cover drugs and other health care.