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Trump, House GOP Health Savings Account Proposals Would Mostly Help Wealthy, Not Uninsured

November 17, 2016

For his alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which he would repeal, President-elect Trump proposes to rely on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).  That’s consistent with the health plans of House Speaker Paul Ryan and other congressional Republicans, which would expand HSAs in ways that would mainly benefit high-income...

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Mostly Benefit High-Income Taxpayers

Republican Bill Vetoed in January Would Have Reversed Almost All of Health Reform’s Coverage Gains

November 16, 2016

With congressional Republicans reportedly considering using budget reconciliation to repeal the Affordable Care Act early next year, it’s worth taking another look at the reconciliation bill they passed — but President Obama vetoed — last January to undo much of the health reform law.   As the Congressional...

In Focus: 2016 Republican Bill, Vetoed by Obama, Would Have Nearly Doubled Number of Uninsured

House Appropriations Bill Would Raise Health Costs, Stifle Innovation

September 8, 2016

A provision in a pending House appropriations bill to eliminate all funding for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which may get support from a House Budget Committee hearing this week that highlighted criticism of the Center, would seriously undermine efforts to slow health care spending growth and would boost Medicare and Medicaid costs by tens of billions of dollars over the...

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House Republican Health Plan Could Disrupt Employer-Based Coverage

July 28, 2016

The House Republican health plan’s proponents claim it won’t “upend” employer-sponsored health insurance, but elements of the plan nevertheless appear likely to disrupt the current employer-based system.

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Medicaid Works: 10 Key Facts

July 27, 2016

Find out how Medicaid helps millions of Americans live healthier, more secure lives.

In Focus: Greater Drop in Uninsured Rate Among Adults in Medicaid Expansion States

House Shouldn’t Repeal Limits on Tax-Advantaged Health Accounts

June 20, 2016

Update, June 21:  For more on this legislation, which the House will consider on June 22, click here.

The House is expected to consider legislation this week...

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Ways and Means Bill Would Dramatically Expand Health Tax Shelters for High-Income Earners

June 20, 2016

Update, June 21:  For more on this legislation, which the House will consider on June 22, click here.

The House is expected this week to consider legislation from House Ways and Means Committee member...

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Mostly Benefit High-Income Taxpayers

Previewing the House GOP Leaders’ Health Plan: Main Impacts

June 20, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan and other House Republican leaders are expected to unveil a health plan this week that would repeal some or all of health reform and put a different plan in its place.  Our recent blog series analyzed some of its possible elements.  The plan as a whole would likely:                          ...

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Legislation Would Dramatically Expand Health Tax Shelters for High-Income Earners

June 14, 2016

The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to consider several health bills tomorrow, including legislation from Ways and Means member Rep. Erik Paulsen that would expand health savings accounts (HSAs) by...

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Congress Should Address Puerto Rico’s Medicaid Funding Shortfalls After Passing Bipartisan Debt Restructuring

June 8, 2016

Update, June 30:  Yesterday the Senate passed the debt restructuring bill for Puerto Rico previously passed by the House.  The bill now goes to the President for his signature.

The House will likely consider on Thursday bipartisan ...

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