Trump Administration Claims Credit For Health Law Marketplace’s Recent Stabilization. But What Are The Facts?
The New York Times fact checks President Donald Trump's recent statements about the health law -- and finds both truth and exaggeration. Meanwhile, insurers in the individual marketplace are returning to the financial stability of pre-ACA times.
The New York Times:
Fact-Checking The President: Has He Saved Or Sabotaged Obamacare?
Even as President Trump boasts that he has “eliminated the core of Obamacare,” his health secretary is taking credit for making the law work better than ever. What gives? (10/6)
Study: Insurers Returning To Pre-ObamaCare Profitability
Insurers in the individual market performed better financially in the first six months of 2018 than they have in all of the years of the Affordable Care Act, according to a brief released Friday. The brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows insurers returning to the levels of profitability seen before the passage of the ACA, but notes recent actions from the Trump administration "cloud expectations for the future." (Hellmann, 10/5)