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House Releases Responsible Health Package

At a time when fiscal restraints are being disregarded, a House bill released yesterday would responsibly pay for extensions of the Children's Health...

Sanders to Introduce Single-Payer Bill – How Much Will It Cost?

Tomorrow, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is expected to introduce a single-payer health care bill (“Medicare for All”). The legislation also has...

The ACA's Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSRs): A Primer

On October 13, the Trump Administration announced that it would no longer make cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments as of October 18. Below is our...

Problem Solvers Caucus Finds Bipartisan Compromise on Health Care

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus last week released a plan to stabilize the individual insurance market and make other changes to health care...

CBO: Drug Importation Saves $1 Billion Per Year

A recently overlooked part of the health reform debate has been how to control rising costs. One way to do so would be to lower the price of...

Trustees' Report Confirms Medicare Cannot Be Ignored Much Longer

Though health care has been a hot topic in Washington this year, Medicare has been conspicuously absent from the debate despite being the largest...

Comparing "Repeal and Replace" Bills

Note (7/27/17): This blog has been updated to reflect the Congressional Budget Office's score of a hypothetical "skinny repeal" bill with additional...

CBO's Score of the Latest Senate Health Bill

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). This version includes...

Resources on the Evolving Health Care Debate

With the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) losing support in the Senate on Monday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)...