The Republican controlled congress has tried and failed multiple times to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration continues its sabotage efforts and attempts to undermine the health law that’s helped 20 million people get health insurance. From refusing to definitively fund subsidies that lower out of pocket costs for low-income […]
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.
The Senate has only a few working days to decide what it is going to prioritize. It can focus on renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and stabilizing individual health insurance markets to protect people from rising premiums –both of which are popular ideas and have broad bipartisan support. Or it can attempt another […]
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.
Budget Bills Pose Even Larger Threats to Medicaid We all know that in a horror movie the villain that has been threatening death or destruction will appear to die, only to miraculously come back to life for one or more final attempts on the life of the heroic protagonist who was prematurely enjoying his or […]
Over the past few years, the number of uninsured Wisconsinites has been significantly reduced. However, the positive downward trend is likely to be reversed under the Senate’s proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and make huge cuts to the Medicaid program. A new study from the Urban Institute finds that in Wisconsin, […]
As long as the Senate is changing the name of the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA), they ought to come up with something that paints a more accurate picture of the bill. Rather than their dull and misleading title, the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” the Senate should call its bill the “Pay More […]
After the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House in early May, there was a lot of talk from many in the Senate on how they would “start from scratch” to build a much better and more popular bill. Well, after a thirteen member all-male group of Senators held weeks of secret meetings – […]
The Senate is considering even deeper cuts to Medicaid funding than those proposed by the House in the American Health Care Act. These cuts would negatively impact the gains made in health care access for children across the nation. A report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that 3 million children nationwide […]