Reprinted with permission from Alternet. Political resistance mounted to the House Republican leadership’s Obamacare repeal legislation Tuesday, with 12 Republican senators criticizing elements of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan as too draconian—especially the proposal’s cuts affecting Medicaid, which covers the poor, children and senior long-term care. Meanwhile, progressive economists and others digging into the […]
Far from showing that the Republican plan would improve health care coverage, the 38-page CBO report predicts that 14 million fewer Americans would have health coverage by next year — a figure that would soar to 24 million by 2026.
By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that some Americans with health insurance policies that don’t meet consumer standards set by the Affordable Care Act will be allowed to keep their plans into 2017, three years later than originally envisioned. Allowing some consumers to keep old insurance plans […]