Category Health

18 million would lose insurance with repeal of Obamacare, study says

By Kelsey Snell If Republicans repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, millions of people would lose their health insurance in the first year, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The study was based on a 2015 plan that GOP leaders expect to use as a model for current repeal […]

The Reality of Repealing the Health Care Law

By Sylvia Mathews Burwell THIS WEEK, CONGRESS aims to take steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act without proposing a replacement. If Congress and the new administration take that path, it will have enormous consequences for the future of health care in America — and for Americans like Elizabeth Hand, a writer and mom of […]

Full Obamacare Repeal Has High Cost

BY PETER SULLIVAN Repealing ObamaCare would increase the budget deficit by $350 billion over 10 years, according to a new study. The analysis from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) finds that repealing the law’s spending on providing coverage would save $1.55 trillion, but that would be canceled out by repealing $800 billion […]

What It’s Going to Take to Turn the Tide on Abortion Rights in America

By Deana A. Rohlinger Anti-abortion advocates are rejoicing in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. In their view, Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that upheld a woman constitutional right to abortion and that barred states from banning the procedure in the first trimester, was on the ballot. In the words of the National Right […]

Obamacare, Assessed What’s Working, What Isn’t

By Zachary Tracer and Alex Wayne – – – – – In October 2013, the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, took full effect. How’s it doing? No single statistic can cover all of its many aspects. But there are some data sources than can shed some light. It’s helpful to step […]

States approving huge spikes in health-insurance premiums

BY ED MORRISSEY When insurance companies began discussing the necessary premium hikes for the third year of ObamaCare coverage, the White House was quick to dismiss the requests. State auditors would surely force insurers to admit that these requests were overblown. Barack Obama himself told a Nashville audience last month that he couldn’t see why […]

The Supreme Court’s Obamacare Decision Is Already Worth $3 Billion For Insurers

The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to Obamacare’s health insurance subsidies in a 6-3 decision Thursday morning. The King v. Burwell decision will make a big difference to the 6.4 million Americans who were expected to lose their subsidies if the Court ruled the other way. And it’s making an even bigger difference to the […]

Obamacare As A Political Issue Isn’t Going Away

The Supreme Court “saved” Obamacare on Thursday, upholding tax subsidies for federal health care exchanges. And, indeed, it’s difficult to see how the law could be overturned. But the political debate is likely to live on — half of Americans say there’s room for further discussion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the court’s […]

Obamacare Win Will be Disaster for GOP Candidates

Once the conservative legal strategy that gave rise to King v. Burwell got off the ground, Republicans in Congress probably had no choice but to become cheerleaders for, or active participants in, the ensuing litigation. The imminence of the decision in the Obamacare challenge, expected from the Supreme Court sometime this month, is exposing the terrible predicament […]