House Leaders Came Up Short In Effort To Kill Obamacare

March 28, 2017

Despite days of intense negotiations and last-minute concessions to win over wavering GOP conservatives and moderates, House Republican leaders Friday failed to secure enough support to pass their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read More

Paul Ryan Vows to Continue Obamacare Fight

March 28, 2017

House GOP leaders said Tuesday they still intend to undo President Barack Obama's health care law, despite the failure of their initial attempt last week and signals that the White House is moving on to other priorities. Read More

Trump’s Promise To Rein In Drug Prices Could Open Floodgate To Importation Laws

March 28, 2017

With prescription drug prices soaring and President Donald Trump vowing to take action, an old idea is gaining fresh traction: allowing Americans to buy medicines from foreign pharmacies at far lower prices. A new bill in Congress to allow the practice would modify previous safety standards and remove a barrier that proved insurmountable in past attempts to enable progress. Read More

GOP Scraps Individual Mandate But Sets Up New Penalty For Those Skipping Coverage

March 21, 2017

The Affordable Care Act’s tax penalty for people who opt out of health insurance is one of the most loathed parts of the law, so it is no surprise that Republicans are keen to abolish it. But the penalty, called the individual mandate, plays a vital function: nudging healthy people into the insurance markets where their premiums help pay for the cost of care for the sick. That has required Republican lawmakers to come up with an alternative. Read More