The CBO has one piece of good news for Republicans’ Obamacare replacement

Republicans had cause for consternation Monday when Congress’s budget referee scored their proposed health-care overhaul. Fourteen million fewer Americans would have health insurance next year if the plan were enacted, according to the analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, and that figure would swell to 24 million within a decade. A typical working-class 64-year-old who makes $26,500 […]

Trump promised not to cut Medicaid. His health bill will cut $880 billion from it.

As a candidate, Donald Trump promised that he wouldn’t cut Medicaid. He’d “save Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security without cuts,” he pledged during his announcement speech. “Have to do it.” The House Republican health care bill doesn’t just break that promise — it makes a mockery of it. According to the Congressional Budget Office estimate […]

Sleeper issue of Medicaid’s future could prove health-care plans’ stumbling block

As House Republicans hurtle toward shifting the nation’s health-care system onto a more conservative path, nearly lost so far in the roiling debate over their plans is the profound impact they would have on insurance for the nation’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. The proposed American Health Care Act would break with the government’s half-century-old […]