White House Officials, Craving Progress, Push Revised Health Bill

THE NEW YORK TIMES By MATT FLEGENHEIMER and REED ABELSON APRIL 20, 2017 WASHINGTON — White House officials, desperate to demonstrate progress on President Trump’s promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, are pushing to resurrect a Republican health care bill before his 100th day in office next week. Some members of the president’s team… 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

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

Obama Urges GOP Plan to Delay Its Repeal of Health Law

He makes appeal in interview; also calls GOP approach on issue ‘irresponsible’ in article published in the New England Journal of Medicine The Wall Street Journal By Stephanie Armour Updated Jan. 6, 2017 1:32 p.m. ET President Barack Obama urged Republicans to delay their repeal of his signature health law, saying Friday that Americans deserve… Read More

Mitch McConnell Vows New GOP Health Plan Soon

Senate majority leader said new insurance system would follow an ACA repeal vote The Wall Street Journal By Ian Talley Updated Jan. 8, 2017 4:19 p.m. ET Congress will quickly devise a new health-insurance system after moving to repeal the Obama administration’s signature health-care law in coming days, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday,… Read More

President Obama Pushes for ‘Public Option’ in Affordable Care Act

In medical journal article, president defends signature health law, acknowledges shortcomings THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Louise Radnofsky July 11, 2016 6:35 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama, reviewing his signature health law six years into its implementation, is suggesting Congress and his White House successor add a government-run, or public, insurance option to the Affordable… Read More

Republicans have a plan to replace Obamacare, and its costs are unclear

THE WASHINGTON POST By Mike DeBonis June 22 House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled their plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care-reform law — the first such proposal in the six years since the Affordable Care Act’s passage to carry the endorsement of House GOP leadership. The Republican plan discards the mandates and penalties that have… Read More

The 8 Obamacare Co-Ops Most Likely To Fail This Year

THE DAILY CALLER By Richard Pollack 10:15 PM 04/10/2016 Eight of the 11 remaining Obamacare health insurance co-ops appear likely to fail this year, according to an analysis of financial documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Twelve of the original 23 federally-financed co-ops have already collapsed. The co-op program was funded with $2.5… Read More