Category: Healthcare

Sessions takes aim at heart of Obamacare — coverage for pre-existing conditions

The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions.

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Stopgap spending plan leaves out CHIP – kids’ health plan

This Republican Congress has made yet another statement about the depths of their commitment to the health of their constituents. Nine million kids get health insurance under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Congress let it expire on September 30, 2017. The program, created under a 1997 law passed with bipartisan support, provided coverage for children in families with low and moderate incomes as well as to pregnant women. It was instrumental in lowering the percentage of children who were uninsured from nearly 14 percent when it started to 4.5 percent in 2015. That number can now only skyrocket.

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Shared from Vox.com: The Republican tax plan leaves a $1.5 trillion bill for the middle class to pay If paid for with spending cuts, the bill leaves 71.6 percent of Americans worse off.

The Republican tax plan leaves a $1.5 trillion bill for the middle class to pay If paid for with spending cuts, the bill leaves 71.6 percent of Americans worse off. By Dylan Matthews@dylanmattdylan@vox.com Dec 8, 2017, 11:00am...

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