Both the Senate BCRA and the Freedom Caucus budget proposal aim to cut spending on crucial assistance programs while granting large tax breaks that disproportionately benefit the wealthy.
The Congressional Budget Office’s initial score of the Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” calculated that 22 million people, 15 million of them Medicaid beneficiaries, would lose health insurance by 2026. For Medicaid recipients, though, the picture worsens steadily after that ten-year window, due to per-capita caps on how much the federal government would contribute.
Let's remember the big picture about Medicaid cuts.
The process by which Republicans are trying to pass their healthcare bill is alarming and potentially disastrous for the future of the US legislative process.
Important pieces to read as the Senate considers the AHCA, plus articles on addiction, hate crime, and more.
A small number of industry-funded groups have shaped the US political process in ways that ensure they can continue profiting -- even though it will cost millions of lives worldwide.
CBO releases the numbers that House Republicans couldn't wait for before passing the amended version of the American Health Care Act.
Recent pieces address causes of, and potential solutions to, the US's shameful rate of maternal mortality; how the prosperity gospel explains the GOP's approach to healthcare; how homeownership became the engine of inequality; and more.
Last week, 217 Republican members of the House of Representatives passed a bill that, if it becomes law, will leave millions of people without health insurance.
House Republicans are trying again to undo the Affordable Care Act, this time by letting states opt out of some of the law's most popular provisions.