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CBO: Senate Bill Would Raise Premiums, Deductibles, or Both for Most Marketplace Consumers

June 26, 2017

Hoping to deflect concerns about the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) estimate that the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) would cause 22 million people to lose health coverage, its defenders are arguing — as they did with the House-passed health bill — that CBO has at least shown the bill would reduce marketplace premiums. For...

Premiums Would Increase for Older People Across Incomes Under Senate GOP Plan

Senate Likely to Keep Using Secretive Process to Hide Health Bill’s Damaging Impact

June 24, 2017

In recent weeks, the Senate has launched a process for revising the House-passed bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that, due to its extreme secrecy, independent observers have described as “a situation without precedent” for major health...

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Trump’s Bait and Switch on Infrastructure

June 7, 2017

The Trump Administration has declared this week “Infrastructure Week,” and today the President is expected to portray his agenda as a major new investment in revamping the nation’s roads, bridges, tunnels, and railways. Yet despite calling for a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, the President hasn’t explained how the $200 billion in new, undefined spending in his budget would achieve that goal...

Trump Budget Cuts Federal Infrastructure Spending in Long Run

Trump Reiterates: He’d Prevent States From Protecting People With Pre-Existing Conditions

May 2, 2017

Advocates of the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have argued that its new provisions simply let states make their own choices about protecting people with pre-existing conditions and essential health benefits. In practice, as we’ve...

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MacArthur Amendment Would Mean Return to Pre-ACA Law for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

April 27, 2017

Rep. Tom MacArthur has argued that his amendment to the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will make “coverage of pre-existing conditions sacrosanct for all Americans.” In fact, it would do the exact opposite: end nationwide protections for people with pre-existing conditions and...

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GOP’s Health Agenda Would Undercut Their Vow to Let States Set Essential Health Benefits

March 24, 2017

Republicans argue that repealing the ten “essential health benefits” that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires every health plan to cover would simply allow states to make their own choices about what benefits to require. In practice, as we’ve explained, the House GOP...

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For House GOP Health Bill, Deficit Reduction and Coverage Loss for Millions Go Together

March 15, 2017

The White House and Republican congressional leaders seem conflicted about whether to praise or criticize the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) analysis of the House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Bill proponents like House Speaker Paul Ryan and White House...

House GOP Health Plan: Cuts Assistance for Low- and Moderate-Income People; Cuts Taxes for the Wealthy and Medical Industries

President Trump’s Health Promises Don’t Match Facts, CBO Report Shows

March 14, 2017

President Trump promised to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with, as he said a few weeks ago, “a very competitive plan” under which “costs will come down [and] health care will go up very substantially. People will like it a lot.” But such promises don’t match the facts. Here’s how they...

CBO: House GOP Plan Would Cause 24 Million to Lose Insurance, Reverse All ACA Coverage Gains

CBO: Millions Would Pay More for Less Under House GOP Health Plan

March 13, 2017

Along with reducing health coverage by 24 million, the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would make coverage less available and less affordable for virtually all age and income groups.