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GOP’s Health Agenda Would Undercut Their Vow to Let States Set Essential Health Benefits

March 24, 2017

Republicans argue that repealing the ten “essential health benefits” that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires every health plan to cover would simply allow states to make their own choices about what benefits to require. In practice, as we’ve explained, the House GOP...

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For House GOP Health Bill, Deficit Reduction and Coverage Loss for Millions Go Together

March 15, 2017

The White House and Republican congressional leaders seem conflicted about whether to praise or criticize the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) analysis of the House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Bill proponents like House Speaker Paul Ryan and White House...

House GOP Health Plan: Cuts Assistance for Low- and Moderate-Income People; Cuts Taxes for the Wealthy and Medical Industries

President Trump’s Health Promises Don’t Match Facts, CBO Report Shows

March 14, 2017

President Trump promised to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with, as he said a few weeks ago, “a very competitive plan” under which “costs will come down [and] health care will go up very substantially. People will like it a lot.” But such promises don’t match the facts. Here’s how they...

CBO: House GOP Plan Would Cause 24 Million to Lose Insurance, Reverse All ACA Coverage Gains

CBO: Millions Would Pay More for Less Under House GOP Health Plan

March 13, 2017

Along with reducing health coverage by 24 million, the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would make coverage less available and less affordable for virtually all age and income groups.