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Podcast: Trump Upends Obamacare The Week Ahead, Episode 74

Oct 13, 2017...Foiled in Congress, President Donald Trump made far-reaching changes to the 2010 health care law that could make insurance more affordable for some, while dramatically raising costs for others, says CQ Health Editor Rebecca Adams. She explains how Trump's moves could affect the insurance marketplace.

Trump to Stop Paying Obamacare Cost-Sharing Subsidies Schumer and Pelosi: ‘American families will suffer just because President Trump wants them to’

Oct 13, 2017...The administration will stop reimbursing health insurers for the 2010 health care law’s controversial cost-sharing reduction payments, the White House said Thursday night.

With Signature, Trump Tries to Chip Away at Obamacare President’s bold promises not reflected in heavily bureaucratic order

Oct 12, 2017...President Donald Trump continued chipping away at his predecessor’s legacy when he signed an executive order Thursday that spells major changes for President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law. But the order merely directs agencies to craft new rules that one senior official would only say could “possibly” help millions of Americans despite Trump’s bold promises.

Podcast: Obamacare in Peril The Week Ahead, Episode 59

Jun 23, 2017...CQ's health reporter Kerry Young and magazine deputy editor Shawn Zeller explain the consequences of the draft health care bill crafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who can cement his legislative legacy by slashing Medicaid — a program that helps almost 70 million people who live in or near poverty or have disabilities.

Podcast: Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill Unravels The Week Ahead, Episode 71

Sep 22, 2017...Sen. John McCain’s opposition to the latest Republican bill to repeal Obamacare may well kill it, says Roll Call Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski. CQ health reporter Mary Ellen McIntire explains what’s in the bill.

7 Years of Republican Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Sep 27, 2017...The latest GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare — which was known as Graham-Cassidy — was placed on ice this week after several of the party’s own members said they would not vote for it. In this decade, Republicans have voted to repeal all or portions of the law dozens of times. Watch Roll Call’s recap of those efforts.

Opinion: Why HELP Could Be on the Way for Obamacare Recipients Hopeful signs of bipartisan consensus on fixing health care markets

Aug 9, 2017...Sen. Lamar Alexander had barely announced his plans to hold hearings next month on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on stabilizing the insurance markets for Obamacare when the idea started getting panned.

Podcast: Trump Kneecapping Obamacare Adds to Year-End Spending Hurdles Budget Tracker Extra, Episode 35

Oct 16, 2017...Health care, border wall funding and legislation for Dreamers and an assortment of other issues are piling up and likely to complicate efforts for a year-end spending deal to avert a partial government shutdown, says CQ Budget reporter Jennifer Shutt.

Poll: Americans Want to Move On From Obamacare Repeal Reuters/Ipsos poll shows support for health law splits down party lines

Jul 31, 2017...A majority of Americans want members of Congress to ditch health care reform efforts and focus their attention elsewhere, according to a Reuters/Iposos poll conducted after the Senate Republicans’ effort crashed early Friday.