Health Care Costs. House Republicans' plan to pull 10 specific categories of “essential health benefits” from federal requirements would have little affect on premium costs, experts say.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Affordable Care Act: Health policy analysts say that some of the health law’s marketplace problems could be improved with a bipartisan spirit.
On March 24, the signature legislative goal of the Trump administration and the Republican Congress went down to defeat. The American Health Care Act was pulled from the floor and it was decided to forget about the Republican pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare for the foreseeable future. The Trump administration and speaker Paul Ryan have both suffered a major defeat. For his part, Trump has moved on and washed his hands of health care.
We say: Health care is a fundamental human right — Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI used those very words — alongside water, food and education.
Distinctly Catholic: Every U.S. bishop who has a hospital in their diocese needs to speak out to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Calling health care "a vital concern for nearly every person in the country," the U.S. Catholic bishops said March 8 they will be reviewing closely a measure introduced in the House March 6 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Republican Plan Emerges. What the American Health Care Act does and what it doesn't do, five things to know.
Obamacare Replacement. House Republicans' health law replacement plan slashes Medicaid expansion and scrapping the requirement that individuals purchase coverage or pay a fine.
Distinctly Catholic: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz's last presidential address as leader of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, like his tenure, was a missed opportunity.
What to Expect: President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to "repeal and replace Obamacare" may be more about semantics than change, analysts say.