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Cassidy Health Plan Allows More Tax Sheltering for Well-to-Do

June 11, 2015

My colleague Sarah Lueck wrote today that Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee member Bill Cassidy’s new health plan would likely leave millions more people uninsured...

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Republican Study Committee Health Plan Would Add Millions to Uninsured and Underinsured

June 9, 2015

The latest version of the Republican Study Committee’s (RSC) health plan would repeal all of health reform, eliminate the tax break for employer-sponsored insurance, and create a new tax deduction for health insurance.  As our...

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Congressional Budget Would Add Tens of Millions to Ranks of Uninsured

May 1, 2015

The House-passed budget agreement that the Senate will consider next week would repeal health reform and cut Medicaid over the coming decade by roughly half a trillion dollars on top, making tens of millions more Americans uninsured.

Repealing health reform’s coverage expansions — including its...

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House Bill Makes Permanent Medicare Premium Assistance for Low-Income Beneficiaries

March 24, 2015

The compromise legislation that House Republican and Democratic leaders unveiled today to permanently fix Medicare’s flawed physician payment formula and extend funding and current policy for the Children’s...

Senate Budget Chairman’s Plan Would Block-Grant Much of Medicaid, Repeal Medicaid Expansion

March 19, 2015

Like House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price’s budget plan, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi’s new plan proposes to radically restructure Medicaid by converting much of it into two block grants and cutting federal Medicaid funding by roughly $400 billion...

Proposed Medicaid Block Grant Would Add Millions to Uninsured and Underinsured

March 17, 2015

The House budget's Medicaid cuts would reach $1.8 trillion over ten years, relative to current law, adding tens of millions of Americans to the ranks of the uninsured and underinsured.


House Republican Op-Ed Admits Benefits of Affordable Care Act

March 4, 2015

What’s striking about the vague health plan that three key House Republicans — Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton — outlined yesterday isn’t just the lack of...

Another Day, Another Republican Health Non-Plan

March 3, 2015

Three leading House Republicans — Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton — say they have a plan in case the Supreme Court rules that health reform subsidies are no...

Republican Senators’ “Plan” for Health Subsidies Lacks Substance

March 2, 2015

Republican Senators Lamar Alexander, Orrin Hatch, and John Barrasso claim in a Washington Post op-ed today that they have a plan if the Supreme Court decides that health reform subsidies are no longer available to people buying coverage...

Reducing Medicare Advantage Overpayments

February 19, 2015

Ahead of Friday’s announcement of Medicare’s preliminary payment rates and policies for Medicare Advantage insurers in 2016, insurers have launched an advertising campaign claiming that potential payment changes would undermine the program.  For numerous reasons, it’s hard to take these doom...