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- Policy Points: Looking For Innovation In Medicare And Medicaid; Health Care In Japan September 20, 2017 1:16 pmEditorial pages feature an announcement by the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Trump administration plans, one suggestion for covering more Americans and a look at how Japan handles health care.
- Thoughts On Graham-Cassidy: ‘Bad Idea’; ‘Shoddiest’ Repeal Idea Yet; ‘Ideological Crusade’ September 20, 2017 1:16 pmOpinion writers offer dim views of the current measure being advanced by Senate Republicans to undo the Affordable Care Act.
- ‘Remarkably Stubborn Stability’ Coming To Define Employer-Provided Insurance Marketplace, Survey Finds September 20, 2017 1:15 pmDespite the uncertainty and wild price spikes that plague the individual market, the employer-based one, from which most people get their health coverage, is relatively stable.
- Insurers Breathe Sigh Of Relief For Another Month As Trump Makes Subsidy Payments For September September 20, 2017 1:15 pmThe companies are looking for a longer-term guarantee, but as of now the Trump administration has decided to make the call on a month-to-month basis.
- Bipartisan Efforts To Stabilize Marketplace Halted As Graham-Cassidy Gains Traction September 20, 2017 1:15 pmSenate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) says there's not a path forward for the bipartisan work in a clear sign that Republicans are optimistic about the prospects of the Graham-Cassidy bill. Democrats call the move a political strategy to bolster the replacement bill.
- Health Groups Join Opposition To Repeal-And-Replace Efforts September 20, 2017 1:15 pm“This proposal would erode key protections for patients and consumers and does nothing to stabilize the insurance market now or in the long term,” said Rick Pollack, the American Hospital Association's president and CEO.
- Democrats Try To Rally As They’re Criticized For Having Celebrated Too Soon September 20, 2017 1:15 pmBetween the debt deal cut with President Donald Trump and the single-payer proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) -- which Sen. Lindsey Graham says is "a gift from the political gods" -- some people are starting to wonder if the Democrats got ahead of themselves. Meanwhile, lawmakers are trying to get their base motivated one more time to stave off the latest round of repeal-and-replace efforts.
- ‘You Pass It There, We’ll Pass It Here’: Ryan Promises To Shepherd Graham-Cassidy Bill Through House September 20, 2017 1:15 pmDespite having passed their version with just a single vote to spare, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Republican House leaders are optimistic that if the bill gets to them, they'll get members to fall in line.
- The ‘Losers’ Under Graham-Cassidy: States That Expanded Medicaid, Patients With Preexisting Conditions September 20, 2017 1:15 pmBecause of the way Medicaid would be restructured, the states that embraced expansion will face the largest cuts. Most of the states that did not expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act would see an increase in federal funding.
- What Would New Bill Do? Get Rid Of Subsidies, Drastically Alter Medicaid And More September 20, 2017 1:15 pmMedia outlets take a look at what's being proposed — including a major rethinking of federal health care funding — in the Graham-Cassidy bill.