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5 ways the Senate GOP health bill could change your health plan options

REPEAL & REPLACE WATCH one of the fiercest complaints about the Affordable Care Act is that it imposed a government mandate on consumers to purchase coverage with a broad and specific set of benefits — including maternity care, mental health … Continue reading

July 19, 2017

CBO deals blow to Senate health bill with estimate of 22M more uninsured

Senate Republicans’ legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would leave an additional 22 million people without health care coverage over the next decade and cut the federal deficit by $321 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis released … Continue reading

June 27, 2017

5 things being weighed in secret health bill also weigh it down

by Julie Rovner Anyone following the debate over the “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act knows the 13 Republican senators writing the bill are meeting behind closed doors. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) continues to push … Continue reading

June 22, 2017

California nixes plan to offer full Medicaid benefits to undocumented young adults

by Ana B. Ibarra As they scrambled to finalize next year’s state budget, California lawmakers this week abruptly dropped a plan to offer full Medicaid benefits to young adults living in the country illegally. The proposal, which would have used … Continue reading

June 16, 2017

Daylight on diabetes drugs: Nevada bill would track insulin makers’ profits

Patients notched a rare win over the pharmaceutical industry Monday when the Nevada Legislature revived a bill requiring insulin makers to disclose the profits they make on the life-sustaining drug. In a handful of other states, bills addressing drug prices … Continue reading

June 08, 2017

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