Breaking down the new CBO score on the House's health care act

May 24, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office estimates 23 million more Americans will be without insurance by 2026 under the amended bill.
 President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in the White House Rose Garden after the House of Representative passed the health care bill on May 4.

CBO score tallies how many will be covered by revised GOP health plan

May 24, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office will release its assessment, or “score,” of the House GOP’s revised health plan this afternoon. When the first draft was released back in March, the CBO estimated 24 million people would lose health insurance under that plan. Among the questions are, will this revised plan cover more people than the last […]

Inside Trump’s budget, a big cut for Obamacare’s

May 23, 2017
The site where about 10 million people shop for insurance could get harder to navigate.
If the proposed cuts to go through, it will make it that much harder for the millions who use the site to get coverage, said Jessica Altman, chief of staff at the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.

If $7 billion in Obamacare subsidies disappear, insurers will likely raise premiums

May 23, 2017
Legal wrangling between the Trump Administration and House Republicans leaves $7 billion of Obamacare subsidies in question. That has health insurance executives reaching for antacid, because it means they may have to jack up premiums. They have to assume that fewer people will buy health insurance if they don’t get subsidies to pay for it, […]

'It is a terrible mistake' to vote on health care bill without a CBO score, the former director says

May 4, 2017
Douglas Elmendorf says the agency will build on the estimated economic impact for the original legislation.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, left, (R-TX), President Donald Trump, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) participate in a Rose Garden event Thursday at the White House after the House has passed the American Health Care Act 217-213. The bill now goes to the Senate. 
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How do you pay for pre-existing conditions? The GOP plans to charge more

May 4, 2017
Republicans are trying for a different health insurance model.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announces a cancelled vote on the American Health Care Act, the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, in March.
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For people with pre-existing conditions, the Republican health care plan contains plenty to worry about

Apr 27, 2017
Before the Affordable Care Act, if you were living with a pre-existing condition, it usually meant you’d pay through the nose for coverage, your condition might not get covered or you’d have no insurance at all. Now, under the ACA, these same people can’t get charged more for their condition. But that may be about […]

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Hospitals worry as Obamacare repeal vote approaches

Mar 23, 2017
If more people lose insurance, hospitals will lose millions of dollars.
It takes money to buy powerful hospital equipment. If Obamacare is repealed, it could threaten hospital revenue streams.
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