Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

The Takeaway: An Act of Malice

  I would venture to guess that congressmen Paul Ryan and Joe Kennedy don't agree on too much, but one thing they do appear to agree on is that the ineptly named American Health Care Act (aka Trumpcare) is first...

The Takeaway: Why is the GOP health care plan so terrible?

Reviews are in on the House GOP health care plan, which has been enthusiastically embraced by President Trump, and they are pretty terrible.

Top 5 Reasons the House GOP Bill to Repeal the ACA is Bad for Children and Families

The GOP Health Care Repeal Bill will negatively impact millions, but low-income kids, working families and communities of color will be hit particularly hard.

The Takeaway: A Secret They Should Have Kept: House GOP Plan Would Benefit the Wealthy, Harm Most Others

Although it will undoubtedly undergo further revisions, we now have a pretty clear idea of what the House Republican health plan entails - and it's not good.

The Takeaway: Math Problems

As Republicans struggle to come to agreement on how far to go with ACA repeal and what to put in its place, they are confronted with three interlocking math problems.

Just Another Messaging Document Masquerading as an ACA Replacement Plan

Yesterday, House Republican leadership released another "replacement plan," the Obamacare Repeal and Replace Policy Brief and Resources. After nearly seven years, Republicans continue to call for replacement of the Affordable Care Act but have yet to put forward a plan...

Why We Love CHIP – Because It’s Much More Than Coverage

One of the most shameful failures of our public safety net system is when structural harm goes unaddressed. The lead crisis in Flint, Michigan remains a painful reminder of when blind commitment to cost savings results in irreversible harm for...

The Takeaway: Same Old Snake Oil In A New Bottle

While the change is a welcome testament to the success of the resistance to date, it does not reflect any change in purpose on the part of most Republicans in Congress.

Recent Victories and Forward Momentum: February is a Key Time for Action

In the wake of Republican efforts to unwind the Affordable Care Act while failing to coalesce around a replacement plan, consumers are increasingly concerned that they will lose the coverage and protections they have gained since passage of the ACA....