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The Trump administration is trying to make it easier for states to undermine Obamacare on their own, and it could reshape the US healthcare landscape
Trump's Department of Health and Human Services and Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services released new guidance for Section 1332 waivers, which allows states to make adjustments to their healthcare systems. According to experts, the changes could undermine some of Obamacare's protections.
Mitch McConnell just hinted Republicans could take another crack at repealing Obamacare if the midterms go his way
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters on Wednesday that Republicans would look at another attempt to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in the 2018 midterms. The GOP tried and failed to repeal and replace Obamacare in 2017.
Here are some of the biggest arguments against Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ plan, which is gaining popularity among Democrats
While many Republicans, including President Donald Trump have relied on vague scare tactics to push back against new "Medicare for All" proposals, health policy experts say there are some legitimate issues with the idea.
Democrats are making preexisting conditions protections a key issue in the 2018 midterms. While a vote to shore up those protections failed in the Senate on Wednesday, the vote itself could serve as more fodder for the Democrats.
Spending on insurance plans has increased nearly 50% in the last 10 years, as healthcare costs in the US continue to skyrocket
Researchers found that spending on employer-sponsored insurance plans increased by 44% over the last decade, feeding into the key issue of unconstrained growth in US healthcare spending.
For the first time since Obamacare passed, the number of Americans without health insurance did not fall
The percentage of Americans without insurance remained steady at 8.8% in 2017 according to the US Census Bureau. That means 2017 is the first year since 2010, the year Obamacare was passed, not to see a marked decrease in the uninsured rate.
CARL ICAHN: The $67 billion Cigna-Express Scripts merger may ‘rival the worst acquisitions in corporate history’
The billionaire investor Carl Icahn is not a fan of Cigna's plan to purchase the pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, a $67 billion deal that was announced in March. In a letter to Cigna stockholders sent Tuesday, Icahn said the deal "may well rival the worst acquisitions in corporate history."
In 2009, Jeff Immelt realized GE was spending $3 billion on employee healthcare, which was more than the company's healthcare unit was even earning. "If you employ a workforce and offer benefits, your business IS a healthcare business," Immelt wrote on LinkedIn.
President Donald Trump's administration is rolling out a new rule to expand the use of short-term health insurance plans on Wednesday. While the administration says the plans will help lower healthcare costs, many experts say that the lower costs come at the expense of robust coverage.
‘We have a ton of bright spots’: The CEO of America’s largest insurer says employers are innovating to help keep their staff healthy...
Having employers involved in healthcare isn't the worst thing, Cigna CEO David Cordani told Business Insider. "An employer actually has a vested interest in helping to keep their employees healthy, and productive, and present from a work standpoint," he said.