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The sticking point is not whether to keep the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program running but how best to raise the cash. California, which leads the nation in CHIP enrollment, will run out of money within weeks.
Even though congressional Republicans set aside their Obamacare repeal-and-replace efforts this year, here are five major health policy changes that could become law as part of the pending House and Senate proposals.
In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the possible impact of the tax bill on the Medicare program, confirmation hearings for a new secretary of Health and Human Services and the future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Plus, for “extra credit,” the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week.
Regulators are scrutinizing claims by companies that their alternative, slimmed-down health plans satisfy Obamacare coverage requirements. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said his agency will investigate whether one of those companies is selling such plans in California in violation of state law.
Even though the federal health law allows young adults to stay on their parents’ plan, those children are generally responsible for their own debts.
The state insurance exchange is committing nearly five times more money than the federal government on ads urging people to sign up for health insurance, reflecting conflicting attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act.
State leaders vow to protect consumers from a presidential order to resurrect a health plan model that they say could destabilize the insurance market.
In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News discuss some of the under-covered health stories of the past several weeks, including drug price issues, the opioid epidemic and women’s reproductive health.
Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss the inclusion of health policies into the current tax cut debate, including a possible repeal of the fines for people who fail to maintain health insurance.
Nonetheless, federal officials report sign-ups are robust so far this year.