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The plans cover less and follow fewer rules than most insurance that you can buy now. They are also less costly and will be marketed extensively.
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In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner talk about a spate of lawsuits involving the Affordable Care Act, as well as the latest in state and federal efforts regarding the Medicaid program for the poor.
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The president alternates between gentle and pointed quizzing of his cabinet secretaries in a ritual with a story line that has become almost comically consistent.
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Federal officials got a skeptical reaction from state insurance regulators on the value of the plans promoted by the president as a cheap alternative to the Affordable Care Act.
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Even as it chips away at Obamacare, the Trump administration is solidly behind state-based initiatives to cover high-cost patients, known as “reinsurance” programs. It approved two more last month.
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Many insurers added surcharges to policies they sold to individuals last year to make up for a cut in federal funding. Now, federal officials suggest that states encourage insurers to sell policies without those surcharges outside of the marketplace to help people who don’t get a premium subsidy.
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Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.
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The administration has been deliberating whether to allow states to partially expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. For now, at least, the answer appears to be no.
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A potent campaign theme emerges across the nation, with a particular emphasis on pre-existing conditions.
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Consumers may soon have access to less expensive health insurance providing fewer benefits under a Trump administration rule intended to skirt requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
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The moves could lead to a dramatic decrease in hospitals and doctors participating in the program, industry officials said.
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In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner talk about the latest Trump administration efforts to address high drug prices, what’s next for short-term health insurance plans and insider trading charges against a New York GOP congressman.
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