Trump Concedes Health Law Overhaul Is ‘Unbelievably Complex’

THE NEW YORK TIMES By ROBERT PEAR and KATE KELLY FEB. 27, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump, meeting with the nation’s governors, conceded Monday that he had not been aware of the complexities of health care policy-making: “I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so… Read More

Aetna chief executive says Obamacare is in a ‘death spiral’

THE WASHINGTON POST By Carolyn Y. Johnson February 15 This story has been updated and corrected. Aetna chief executive Mark Bertolini said Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges — the marketplaces where consumers can buy individual health coverage under President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law — are in a “death spiral.” Bertolini’s remarks at… Read More

Trump Administration Rule Aims to Calm Insurers During Health-Law Limbo

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Stephanie Armour and Anna Wilde Mathews Updated Feb. 15, 2017 9:09 p.m. ET Proposals seek to create more incentives for insurers who must decide by spring whether to offer plans on the Affordable Care Act’s individual exchanges The Trump administration released a proposal Wednesday aimed at bolstering health-insurance exchanges, but… 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

Issues Facing Republicans in Replacing Affordable Care Act

THE NEW YORK TIMES By ROBERT PEAR FEB. 7, 2017 WASHINGTON — Ever since Democrats began pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress more than seven years ago, Republicans have been trying to come up with an alternative. Candid conversations leaked from a conclave of Republican lawmakers in Philadelphia last month, and public comments since,… Read More

Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Dip Amid Uncertainty and Trump Attacks

THE NEW YORK TIMES By ROBERT PEAR FEB. 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — The number of people who signed up for health insurance in the federal marketplace that serves most states dipped this year to 9.2 million, the Trump administration said Friday, as consumers struggled with confusion over the future of the Affordable Care Act. That… Read More

Trump Extends Timetable to Replace Obamacare

President says in an interview administration THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Louise Radnofsky Feb 5, 2017 7:31 pm ET President Donald Trump downgraded expectations for his party’s swift repeal and replacement of the 2010 health law in an interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly aired Sunday, saying “maybe it’ll take til some time into next… Read More

Senators Propose Giving States Option to Keep Affordable Care Act

THE NEW YORK TIMES By ROBERT PEAR JAN. 23, 2017 WASHINGTON — Several Republican senators on Monday proposed a partial replacement for the Affordable Care Act that would allow states to continue operating under the law if they choose, a proposal meant to appeal to critics and supporters of former President Barack Obama’s signature health… Read More