Trump to End Subsidies to Health Insurers

White House says government can’t lawfully make the payments; president tells lawmaker payments may continue if bipartisan health-care deal is struck The Wall Street Journal By Stephanie Armour Updated Oct. 13, 2017 12:33 a.m. ET The Trump administration will end billions of dollars in payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act program, but President… Read More

Trump Signs Order Paving Way for Health-Care Changes

Critics say move will raise premiums for older, less healthy people The Wall Street Journal By Michelle Hackman Updated Oct. 12, 2017 12:31 p.m. ET President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday directing federal agencies to pursue sweeping regulatory changes to the health-care system, the administration’s first move in what it promises will be… Read More

In Start to Unwinding the Health Law, Trump to Ease Insurance Rules

Directive is expected to expand the sale of less-expensive plans with fewer benefits The Wall Street Journal  By Anna Wilde Mathews, Louise Radnofsky & Stephanie Armour Oct. 11, 2017 9:16 p.m. ET President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order Thursday to initiate the unwinding of the Affordable Care Act, paving the way… Read More

Senate GOP’s Fallback Plan Gains Support After Vote to Repeal Health Law Fails

Republicans pin hopes on ‘skinny repeal’ of several Affordable Care Act elements; insurers blast the proposal The Wall Street Journal By Kristina Peterson, Michelle Hackman and Stephanie Armour July 26, 2017 WASHINGTON—Senate GOP leaders picked up support Wednesday for their plan to pass a scaled-back bill to repeal a handful of elements in the current… Read More

Senate Votes to Begin Debate on Health-Care Bill With Pence Breaking Tie

Series of amendments will now be offered with final vote possible this week The Wall Street Journal By Stephanie Armour Updated July 25, 2017 Senate Republicans on Tuesday backed a motion that allows lawmakers to launch into debate over a health-overhaul bill, a significant victory for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and for President Donald… Read More

Senate GOP Health Bill Would End ACA Penalties, Cut Taxes on High Incomes

The Wall Street Journal By Stephanie Armour, Kristina Peterson and Louise Radnofsky Updated June 22, 2017 5:53 pm ET WASHINGTON—Senate Republican leaders released a proposal Thursday that would undo major parts of the Affordable Care Act and transform a large part of the American health-care system by changing and cutting the funding for the Medicaid… Read More

House GOP Releases Plan to Repeal, Replace Obamacare

Proposed legislation would dismantle much of Affordable Care Act, create refundable tax credit tied to age and income The Wall Street Journal By Stephanie Armour, Kristina Peterson and Michelle Hackman Updated March 7, 2017 8:04 a.m. ET House Republicans on Monday released a detailed proposal that marks their first attempt in the new Congress to… Read More

Employers Balk at Curbs on Generous Health Plans

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ANN WILDE MATHEWS FEB 13, 2017 GOP caps on tax-free benefits draw similar opposition as Affordable Care Act’s ‘Cadillac Tax’ The Affordable Care Act’s tax on high-cost employer health plans faced sharp opposition from employers and unions. Now, Republicans are drawing equal fire for proposals to replace the law that those… Read More