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Trump Health Rule Would Raise Consumer Costs, Discourage Enrollment, Weaken Marketplaces

February 15, 2017

The Trump Administration proposed a sweeping rule for the individual health insurance market today that would raise consumers’ deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs, reduce premium tax credits that help millions of people buy insurance, and make it harder to enroll in...

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Trump Proposals Could Make Marketplace Coverage More Expensive, Less Accessible

February 7, 2017

The Trump Administration appears poised to propose changes for the individual health insurance market that would raise premiums for older Americans, raise deductibles, and make it harder for consumers to enroll in coverage.

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House Republicans’ Short-Term Health Proposals Don’t Address Repeal Disaster

February 1, 2017

Congressional Republicans who are leading efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) say they’re a "rescue party" for the individual health insurance market, but their ideas don't...

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Senators’ ACA Replacement Won’t Likely Give States, Patients the Choices They Seek

January 24, 2017

Senators Bill Cassidy and Susan Collins say their new proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would allow people who like the coverage they have to keep it. But now that we have more details about the proposal, it’s hard to see how that could be so...

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Health Coverage Gains for Small-Business Workers at Risk

January 9, 2017

Millions of people who work for small businesses have gained coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a benefit of health reform that hasn’t received much attention but is under threat as congressional Republicans move to repeal the law.

The number of uninsured employees of small businesses (those with fewer than 50 workers) dropped by 4.1 million between 2013 and 2015 and their...

Big Health Coverage Gains for Small-Business Workers Under Health Reform

Facts Don’t Fit Ryan’s “Death Spiral” Claims

December 21, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan is justifying congressional Republicans’ plan to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by falsely claiming that the ACA has caused a "death spiral" in the individual insurance market. To be clear, it’s the GOP repeal plan — not the ACA — that would cause...

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Interactive: Learn How Health Reform Repeal Would Undo Coverage Gains

December 19, 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) led to impressive coverage gains, which the law’s repeal would quickly begin to undo. Our new interactive slider shows how much progress the states...

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Republicans Can’t Repeal Health Reform and Keep Current Pre-Existing Condition Protections

December 15, 2016

Congressional Republican leaders who plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as early as next month also say they want to ensure that people with pre-existing health conditions can continue to get health coverage.  But it’s hard to see how that’s possible.  

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Immediate Harm Even from “Delayed” Health Reform Repeal, Urban Institute Finds

December 7, 2016

Congressional Republicans claim that, when they repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early next year, they can avoid hurting consumers by delaying the elimination of its Medicaid expansion and marketplace subsidies for two years or more.  This delay, they say, would ensure that “...

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Consumers Should Keep Enrolling in Marketplace Coverage

November 14, 2016

Donald Trump’s election and incoming House and Senate Republican majorities have millions of people who buy their health insurance on the individual market — as well as many uninsured people poised to buy a plan there — concerned about what may happen to that coverage.  But the marketplace plans and the subsidies to help modest-income people afford them are still available and will likely...

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