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Why GOP lawmakers (again) are weighing ACA replacement plans

July 16, 2019


Republican lawmakers largely had dropped their push to craft a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after various ACA replacement plans failed to gain traction in 2017 and 2018. But now, faced with the threat of the ACA being struck down in court—some GOP lawmakers again are taking up the task.

How these Democratic presidential hopefuls want to address high Rx costs

July 16, 2019


Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who each are seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, have announced separate plans to address high prescription drug costs in the United States.

Biden just released his health reform plan. Here's what's inside.

July 15, 2019


Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, today unveiled a health reform plan that aims to build on and protect the Affordable Care Act by providing Americans with the option to enroll in a public health plan and expanding eligibility for subsidies to purchase exchange plans.

Weekly Line: 'Handout' or 'human right'? Inside the debate over covering undocumented immigrants.

July 12, 2019


Immigration has long been a hot-button issue and, over the past few weeks, it's intersected with health care policy in notable ways. 

In a first, California opens Medicaid to undocumented young adults

July 11, 2019


California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Tuesday signed into law a state budget bill that will make California the first state in the country to open Medicaid eligibility in full to undocumented immigrants up through age 25.

Judges appear likely to strike down ACA's individual mandate. Will they nix the ACA, too?

July 10, 2019


A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality, and appeared likely to strike down the law's individual mandate.

Billionaire Tom Steyer is the latest Democrat to announce a presidential run. Here's where he stands on health care.

July 10, 2019


Tom Steyer, a billionaire and environmentalist, on Tuesday announced that he is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, and has said his campaign will call for achieving universal health coverage in the United States.

Harris attempts to clarify stance on health insurance reform (again)

July 1, 2019


Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Friday walked back her position on nixing private coverage after raising her hand in support of replacing such coverage with a government-run "Medicare-for-All" plan during Thursday's primary debate.

Democratic debate round 2: Candidates split on 'Medicare for All,' but agree on coverage for undocumented immigrants

June 28, 2019


Health care again was a major focus in Thursday night's primary debate for candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, with candidates split on transitioning the United States to a single-payer health system, but agreeing on expanded access to coverage for undocumented immigrants.

Did an appeals court issue an 'ominous' sign for the ACA?

June 28, 2019


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday asked parties in a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) constitutionality to weigh in on whether Democratic attorneys general and House lawmakers, who are defending the ACA in the suit, have the standing to do so.

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