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If the ACA is struck down, conservative Republicans have a replacement plan

October 24, 2019

The Republican Study Committee, which is comprised of conservative House lawmakers, on Tuesday released a framework to reform the U.S. health care system by eliminating parts of the Affordable Care Act and providing states with more regulatory authority.

States are preparing for the ACA to be overturned. But Azar is urging officials 'to keep calm.'

October 23, 2019

Officials in some states are working on backup plans in case a federal appeals court strikes down the Affordable Care Act in a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality, but HHS Secretary Alex Azar says, until a final ruling is issued in the case, the Trump administration's current message "is to keep calm and carry on."

Four ways the Trump admin will allow states to circumvent ACA requirements

November 30, 2018

CMS Administrator Seema Verma detailed four ways states could use revamped federal waivers to skirt requirements under the Affordable Care Act, drawing criticism from Democrats and some policy experts who say the recommendations could violate the law.

The '$12M teenager' was blamed for Iowa's exchange woes. Here's his story.

November 8, 2017

When an insurance executive cited a teenager's $12 million annual health care costs to explain rising premiums in Iowa's exchange market, the teen's story became a political flashpoint— leaving his family devastated and sparking a debate about how state and federal policies contributed to rising premiums.

Executive order aimed at easing health plan regulations could come this week

October 9, 2017

President Trump is expected this week to sign an executive order that would include broad instructions for the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, and HHS to explore how they can ease regulations to make it easier for individuals to purchase insurance through so-called "association health plans."

Graham-Cassidy bill appears doomed (for now): Collins comes out as ‘no’ amid CBO estimate of ‘millions’ more uninsured

September 26, 2017

Senate GOP lawmakers are meeting today to discuss their options on health reform, after Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) joined two other senators in opposing a revised bill to repeal and replace large portions of the Affordable Care Act and overhaul Medicaid.

AHL feature: A side-by-side look at the ACA vs. Graham-Cassidy

September 25, 2017

American Health Line provides a side-by-side breakdown of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the latest Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace the ACA from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.).

Graham, Cassidy just updated their health reform bill—and experts are still figuring out what the changes mean

September 25, 2017

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (La.) released a revised version of their health reform bill—but experts say they are confused about the revisions' implications for individuals with pre-existing medical conditions, even as the Senate could vote on the bill this week.

AHCA's future in Senate uncertain as GOP senators eye their own plan

May 5, 2017

The House-approved American Health Care Act now heads to the Senate, where Republicans have signaled they could spend the next few weeks crafting their own plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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