Several Good Analyses of the Failure of Republican Reform Efforts

Here are several links to good stories about the failure of the Republicans to pass healthcare reform: My write-up on LinkedIn: The ACA Will Not Fail On Its Own. It Will Take Active Efforts by the Administration and Congress. Kaiser Health News: GOP Failure To Replace The Health Law Was Years In The Making WashPost: ‘It’s […]

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Insurance Companies Come Out Strongly Against Loosening ACA Minimum Essential Benefits Requirements

The insurance industry was largely against the ACA’s requirement that all non-grandfathered individual and small-group health insurance policies provide minimum essential benefits such as maternity coverage, mental health and substance abuse disorders, emergency care and preventative services. They were opposed because these requirements reduced the number and types of policies that could be sold and […]

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Senate Republicans Pulling Away From ACA Repeal Legislation

From Politico: Senate Republicans remain publicly pessimistic about their prospects of repealing and replacing Obamacare this year with several raising concerns this week about the party’s central campaign promise even as one of their leaders vowed to pass such a bill this summer. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) made the most direct prediction on Thursday, telling […]

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Senate Republicans mull tax on employer-based health insurance

Senate Republicans set on reworking the Affordable Care Act are considering taxing employer-sponsored health insurance plans, a move that would meet stiff resistance from companies and potentially raise taxes on millions of people who get coverage on the job. Under longstanding tax law, compensation in the form of health insurance isn’t treated as income for […]

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