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February 22, 2017

House Republicans’ policy alternatives to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would cut federal Medicaid...

SUDS under ACA Repeal
February 22, 2017

House Republicans plan to fast track their proposal to cut federal Medicaid funding by converting the program to a block grant or per capita cap and phasing out the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, House Republican...

February 21, 2017

We've launched a tracker of efforts by the Trump Administration and others to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

President Trump has promised to work with congressional Republicans to repeal and replace the ACA. In the meantime, however, the Trump Administration has already taken several steps...

February 21, 2017

The upcoming budgets from the Trump Administration and congressional Republicans are expected to contain deep cuts in domestic programs. A pair of CBPP reports show why two of the principal arguments that proponents will likely use to justify such cuts — that widespread growth in federal programs throughout the budget is the source of the nation’s fiscal problems, and that programs assisting...

Non-Interest Spending Outside Medicare and Social Security Set to Fall in Coming Decade
February 17, 2017

“Women should be able to make the decisions that work best for them,” including whether their health coverage should include maternity benefits, says Seema Verma, President Trump’s nominee to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). But making it optional...

Mother Hugging Baby
February 16, 2017

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate remains in force, so taxpayers “should file their tax returns as they normally would,” the IRS reminded taxpayers yesterday. Specifically, they should continue to indicate on their tax return whether they were insured last year or exempt from the...

1040 Tax Form
February 16, 2017

Some consumers may wonder whether to take steps to get and keep health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), given continual news about Republican plans to repeal the ACA, but the clear answer is, yes, take action. These plans provide access to medical care that includes free preventive services. Otherwise, individuals and families can find themselves uninsured and exposed to financial...

Health Reform - Health Form and Stethoscope
February 16, 2017

With the potential this year for substantial cuts in poverty reduction programs and the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) repeal, people without a bachelor’s...

Whites Without College Degree Are Largest Group of Working-Age Adults Lifted Above Poverty Line by Safety Net
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...

February 15, 2017

Arizona will soon send a proposal to the federal government to place a five-year lifetime limit on Medicaid coverage for adults under 65 who don’t have a disability. The government should reject the proposed time limit, which would lead to coverage losses and increase hardship among Arizona’s...

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