Category Healthcare Insurance

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 […]

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 […]

The Republican Red Line on Obamacare

If the Supreme Court invalidates federal health insurance subsidies for individuals living in up to 37 states, Republicans would be open to a variety of policy responses to keep financial assistance flowing to those already enrolled in President Obama’s healthcare law. But conversations with Republican lawmakers and aides in both the House and Senate indicate […]

Dems to GOP: We’re ready to fix ObamaCare, why aren’t you?

Democrats are chiding Republican leaders in Congress as standing in the way of improvements to ObamaCare that enjoy bipartisan support. More than a half-dozen proposed changes to the law have approval from at least some Democrats, including legislation to repeal a controversial cost-cutting board for Medicare that gained its 218th co-sponsor this week. None of […]