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Republicans fumble ACA Repeal

Republicans fumble ACA Repeal

Editor’s note: The fight didn’t last long. Moments before a scheduled vote on March 24, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill that would have repealed the Affordable…

Can we curb the opioid abuse epidemic by rethinking chronic pain?

Can we curb the opioid abuse epidemic by rethinking chronic pain?

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University Over the last few decades, medicine has witnessed a sea change in attitudes toward chronic pain, and particularly toward opioids. While these changes were intended to…

How Republicans and Democrats can both keep their promises on healthcare

How Republicans and Democrats can both keep their promises on healthcare

Tony Dejak/AP Medical students protest outside the office of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to express their views on changes to Obamacare. Darius Lakdawalla, University of Southern California and…

Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side?

Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side?

Jon M Jachimowicz, Columbia University Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side? More than two dozen governments, including the U.S., now have a team…

‘Not Turning Back’: California Governor Vows To Protect State’s Health Care

‘Not Turning Back’: California Governor Vows To Protect State’s Health Care

By Pauline Bartolone In an unusually impassioned speech, Gov. Jerry Brown vowed Tuesday to protect California’s health care gains under Obamacare against Republican attempts in Washington, D.C., to…

Video Highlights: Trump Vows Replacement Will Pass At Same Time As Health Repeal

Video Highlights: Trump Vows Replacement Will Pass At Same Time As Health Repeal

In his first news conference in months, President-elect Donald Trump says the repeal and replacement of the health law will be simultaneous, and he takes a tough line on…

Only 20 Percent Of Americans Support Health Law Repeal Without Replacement Plan

Only 20 Percent Of Americans Support Health Law Repeal Without Replacement Plan

By Jordan Rau The Republican strategy of repealing the Affordable Health Care Act before devising a replacement plan has the support of only one in five Americans, a poll released…

Vowing To Jettison Obamacare, Republicans Face Immediate Resistance And Risks

Vowing To Jettison Obamacare, Republicans Face Immediate Resistance And Risks

By Julie Rovner The 115th Congress started work Tuesday with Republican majorities in both the House and Senate in agreement on their top priority — to repeal and replace the 2010…

As Republicans ready to dismantle ACA, insurers likely to bolt

As Republicans ready to dismantle ACA, insurers likely to bolt

J.B. Silvers, Case Western Reserve University There’s a joke among insurers that there are two things that health insurance companies hate to do – take risks and pay claims…

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

By Julie Rovner Leading Republicans have vowed that even if they repeal most of the Affordable Care Act early in 2017, a replacement will not hurt those currently receiving benefits…

New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

By Michelle Andrews People who want to sign up for a policy on healthcare.gov after the annual open enrollment period ends Jan. 31 may have to produce a paper…