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Trump administration pushes to completely gut Obamacare in dramatic escalation

The Trump administration now believes that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down, a major shift in the federal government’s position and one that could endanger health coverage for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions. In a letter on Monday night, the justice department said it is now backing a Texas judge’s controversial […]

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Budget Office says Trump’s healthcare bill favors wealthy

Effects on Health Insurance Coverage To estimate the budgetary effects, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) projected how the legislation would change the number of people who obtain federally subsidized health insurance through Medicaid, the nongroup market, and the employment-based market, as well as many other factors. CBO and JCT estimate that, in […]

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If you are middle class, or poor, or sick don’t read this. You may get sick or sicker.

House Republican leaders on Thursday presented their rank-and-file members with the outlines of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, leaning heavily on tax credits to finance individual insurance purchases and sharply reducing federal payments to the 31 states that have expanded Medicaid eligibility. What does ‘expanded Medicaid’ mean? ACA Medicaid Expansion – What […]