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Health Care

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Health Package Sets Stage For Nearly $600 Billion of Costs

Ways and Means Committee Republicans have offered a package of health legislation that would delay several Affordable Care Act (ACA or "Obamacare")...
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House Releases Responsible Health Package

At a time when fiscal restraints are being disregarded, a House bill released yesterday would responsibly pay for extensions of the Children's Health...

Sanders to Introduce Single-Payer Bill – How Much Will It Cost?

Tomorrow, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is expected to introduce a single-payer health care bill (“Medicare for All”). The legislation also has...
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The ACA's Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSRs): A Primer

On October 13, the Trump Administration announced that it would no longer make cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments as of October 18. Below is our...
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Problem Solvers Caucus Finds Bipartisan Compromise on Health Care

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus last week released a plan to stabilize the individual insurance market and make other changes to health care...
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CBO: Drug Importation Saves $1 Billion Per Year

A recently overlooked part of the health reform debate has been how to control rising costs. One way to do so would be to lower the price of...
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Comparing "Repeal and Replace" Bills

Note (7/27/17): This blog has been updated to reflect the Congressional Budget Office's score of a hypothetical "skinny repeal" bill with additional...
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CBO's Score of the Latest Senate Health Bill

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). This version includes...
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Resources on the Evolving Health Care Debate

With the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) losing support in the Senate on Monday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)...
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Is CBO's Math on the BCRA Wrong Because It Uses Faulty Numbers?

The White House tweeted out a video Wednesday saying "the Congressional Budget Office's [CBO] math doesn't add up" because they use "faulty numbers...

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