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States Can’t Protect Themselves From Harmful Effects of ACA Repeal

January 10, 2020

The Trump Administration and 18 state attorneys general are asking the courts to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) as unconstitutional. With a cloud of uncertainty...

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New Research: Medicaid Expansion Saves Lives

November 6, 2019

Since the start of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion to low-income adults, evidence has poured in that the expansion is helping enrollees access and afford care.

In Focus: Medicaid Expansion Could Save as Many Lives as Seatbelts

Trump’s Health Care Plan Would Do Much the Same Damage as His Effort to Repeal the ACA Through the Courts

July 8, 2019

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Texas v. Azar, the lawsuit in which the Trump Administration and 20 Republican attorneys general are asking the courts to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the courts ultimately adopt the Administration’s position,...

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Blocking Trump Rule on Short-Term Health Plans Would Benefit Consumers

May 14, 2019

By blocking the rule and making other changes, the House bill would increase the number of people with comprehensive health coverage.

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Trump’s ACA Replacement Would Do Much the Same Damage as His Effort to Repeal the Law Through the Courts

April 4, 2019

In calling for higher courts to uphold U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Trump promised to replace the ACA with legislation that supposedly will lower costs while protecting people with pre-existing conditions, although he now...

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For ACA’s 9th Anniversary, CBPP Examines Options to Further Expand Coverage

March 21, 2019

Nine years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 23, 2010, the uninsured rate remains at a historic low and more than 20 million people have gained coverage — but about 30 million non-elderly people are still uninsured. Several new CBPP analyses examine the...

In Focus: Uninsured Rates Are Higher at Lower Income Levels

CBO: Administration’s Short-Term Plans Rule Means a Return to Pre-ACA Practices

February 12, 2019

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will consider legislation tomorrow to curb so-called “short-term” health plans, which are exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) consumer protections. Some argue, wrongly, that these plans are...

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ACA Repeal Bills Would Do Much the Same Damage as Judge’s Decision to Strike Down the Law

December 17, 2018

Last year’s bills would have had much the same devastating consequences as the decision itself, and the responses to the ruling are a reminder that the Administration and many congressional Republicans still support these outcomes.

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Vast Majority of Those Losing Coverage From Medicaid Waivers Will Be Uninsured

December 3, 2018

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma says the large Medicaid coverage losses under Arkansas’ waiver may not be translating into higher uninsured rates. Of the 12,277 Arkansans who have already lost their Medicaid for not...

In Focus: Expansion States’ Uninsured Rates Fell as Medicaid Coverage Rose

Texas Suit Is Only Latest Attempt to End or Weaken Protections for People With Pre-Existing Conditions

June 18, 2018

Responding to the Trump Administration’s decision not to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) against a suit from the attorneys general of Texas and 19 other states and to instead urge the court to invalidate the ACA’s core protections for people with pre-existing health conditions,...

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