Republican leaders are bringing back to life their efforts to dismantle the ACA by the end of the month – consequently, Democrats are intently watching these efforts closely. Please see Washington Post, CNN, The Hill, The Washington Examiner, for more details.
Monthly Archives: September 2017
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The buzz in DC echoes reports of Republican Senators; Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), exploring a “last-ditch” attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act. It is unclear if the proposal will elicit enough support to be approved. Senator Paul Rand (R-KY) openly opposes the bill. Please see NBC News, CNBC, Daily Caller, &… Read more »
Census Bureau data released last week reported that only 8.8% of the US population did not have health insurance during 2016. Prior to the full implementation of the ACA, the uninsured rate was 13.3%. Please see New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Politico for more information.
The Washington Post (9/5, Goldstein, Eilperin) reports the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold the first of four hearings seeking to build agreement on strengthening the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces, in “the closest collaboration between Republicans and Democrats in years.”