Tag Archives: health-care

Health-care stocks plunge as uncertainty rises on Obamacare, Congress threatens action on drug prices

Health-care stocks were poised to end the week in the red Friday after lawmakers on Capitol Hill threatened to write new laws tightening control over the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit mangers to curb skyrocketing drug costs. The Trump administration’s legal challenge to former President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance law, the Affordable Care Act, and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ new “Medicare for All” bill ... Read More »

Trump’s Health-Care Threats Are Nothing but Spite and Fury

Other than sating his desire for vengeance, it’s hard to see what President Trump would get out of committing to this confrontation. Photograph by Jim Watson / AFP / Getty In the past few days, senior Senate Republicans have made it clear that they want to move on from Obamacare repeal. “We’ve had our vote, and we’re moving on to tax ... Read More »

John McCain’s Health-Care Vote Was an Act of Defiance

I had agreeable disagreements with two friends yesterday, several hours before the Senate’s 1:30 a.m. vote on the Republicans’ scaled-down motion to repeal the Affordable Care Act. When the final vote was called, three Republican senators—Susan Collins, of Maine; Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska; and John McCain, of Arizona—drove a long knife through the cold heart of Trumpcare/McConnellcare/Ryancare. Senators Collins and Murkowski had ... Read More »

New analysis of GOP health-care bill says 13 million more would become uninsured, fewer than CBO estimate

Trump promises better health-care bill, large tax cuts  18 Hours Ago | 01:59 A new government analysis finds that the House’s Obamacare replacement bill would lead to 10 million fewer people lacking health insurance in the next decade than had been estimated by the Congressional Budget Office — but also projects higher premiums for many customers of individual health plans. The ... Read More »

This is not the health-care bill that Trump promised

After years of insisting the Affordable Care Act was “rammed through” without Americans knowing what it would cost, House Republicans passed their own health-care plan on May 4, without an estimate of its impact from the Congressional Budget Office. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) It was one thing for Donald Trump to pledge on the campaign trail that his plan for health ... Read More »