The Trump administration has taken numerous steps to hinder the Affordable Care Act and could eventually cause many state insurance marketplaces to collapse, but the majority of Wisconsinites who get coverage through the ACA will be protected from the increased premiums that insurance companies announced for 2018. President Trump issued an executive order early this […]
Congress failed last week to extend funding for several important health care programs that enjoy broad public support. By not acting on the following three programs, Republican leaders have put the future of these politically popular health programs in limbo, and ongoing inaction could pose a significant problem for the recently enacted state budget.
Since Congress failed to pass a bill repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republican lawmakers have been in a quandary. Because they have been predicting for so long that the ACA was going to fail, some Republicans seemed to be determined to make that happen. However, others realize that the part of the law they can sabotage – the subsidized marketplace for private insurance – is critically important for millions of Americans and also a centrist approach for increasing access to health care.
Failure to Renew the CHIP Law Would Show Congress Is Dysfunctional Can Congress reach a bipartisan agreement on a health care bill? I think it can and absolutely should, and renewal of the very popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offers the best chance to show that bipartisanship is still possible. However, ensuring that law […]