Congress Eliminates Huge Penalties On Small Employers’ Health Insurance Reimbursement Arrangements

By Tony Nitti First it was no problem. Then it was a huge problem. Then it was going to be a huge problem. And now it’s no problem again. Read more…
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Why Trump’s Obamacare Promise Will Be So Hard to Keep

By Margot Sanger-Katz As a candidate back in July 2015, Donald J. Trump promised that he would repeal Obamacare and replace it with “something terrific.” The Senate voted, 51 to 48, on Thursday morning for a measure setting Congress on the path toward repealing President Obama’s healt
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FACT CHECK: Once Again, Lawmakers Are Stretching The Facts On Obamacare

By Scott Horsley President Obama and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were both on Capitol Hill Wednesday, making competing cases for and against Obama’s signature health care law. Republicans have promised to make repeal of the Affordable Care Act their first order of business,
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If Not Obamacare, Then What?

By Olga Khazan GETTYSBURG, Pa.—As her hair was styled at the Grace Kelly hair salon in this quaint tourist town, a middle-aged mother told me that she wants Obamacare gone, even though her 24-year-old son is still on her plan, thanks to an Obamacare provision that allows young adults
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Could a provision in the Cures Act help stabilize the ACA exchanges?

By Shelby Livingston At the very end of the 996-page 21st Century Cures Act, buried behind sweeping legislation to speed up cures for cancer and fight the opioid crisis, is a little provision that could drive enrollment in the individual insurance market and possibly, balance out the
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Daraprim drug’s key ingredient recreated by high school students in Sydney for just $20

By Raveen Hunjan For $US20, a group of high school students has created 3.7 grams of an active ingredient used in the medicine Daraprim, which would sell in the United States for between $US35,000 and $US110,000. Read more…
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Repeal and replace Obamacare? It’s not gonna be easy

By Harris Meyer  | November 12, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders are promising to make repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act one of their highest priorities in the first 100 days after they take full control of the federal government i
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How Could a New Administration Tackle Affordable Care Act Challenges? Look to Medicare

By Sabrina Corlette and Jack Hoadley We’re experiencing another round of bad headlines for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces. A government report found that, on average, premiums will rise 25 percent and consumers will have fewer insurance company choices in 2017. Eighty-thre
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Inside the Affordable Care Act’s Arizona Meltdown

By Anna Wilde Mathews When Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces launched in fall 2013, Arizona seemed like a success. Eight insurers competed to sign up consumers, offering a wide variety of plans and some of the lowest premiums in the country. Read more…
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Obamacare Hits a Pothole

By Paul Krugman For advocates of health reform, the story of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, has been a wild roller-coaster ride. First there was the legislative drama, with reform seemingly on the edge of collapse right up to the moment of passage. Then there was the initi
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