Repealing Obamacare Would Kill Millions of Jobs Nationwide

It may not crash the economy, but repealing key provisions of the Affordable Care Act would certainly create job losses in every state.

That’s the consensus of a growing body of studies that suggest the economic fallout from the health law’s partial demise would ripple through the entire economy, not just the health care sector.

 

Read more at the News & Observer

Trump, Congressional GOP Back Off From Immediate Obamacare Repeal

There’s a moment in the Broadway musical Hamilton where George Washington says to an exasperated Alexander Hamilton: “Winning is easy, young man. Governing’s harder.”

When it comes to health care, it seems that President Trump is learning that same lesson. Trump and Republicans in Congress are struggling with how to keep their double-edged campaign promise — to repeal Obamacare without leaving milions of people without health insurance.

Gop Softens Tone on Obamacare, Mulls ‘Repairing’ but Insists Goal Is to Repeal

Republicans are increasingly talking about repairing President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, a softening of tone that comes as their drive to fulfill a keystone campaign promise encounters disunity, drooping momentum and uneasy voters.

GOP lawmakers insist they haven’t abandoned their goal of repeal, though they face lingering disputes about whether that vote should come before, after or simultaneously with a replacement effort.

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Obamacare Uncertainty is Scaring Off Health Insurance Companies

The Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges have become too risky for major health insurers, and that’s creating further doubt about coverage options consumers might have next year.

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish said Wednesday his company is waiting to see whether the government makes some short-term fixes to the shaky exchanges before it decides how much it will participate next year. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield carrier is the nation’s second largest insurer and sells coverage on exchanges in 14 states.

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Obamacare’s Slow, Painful Demise Puts Health Insurers in Limbo

Obamacare looks like it’s going away. Until that happens, big health insurers aren’t sure what to do with it.

Republicans and President Donald Trump haven’t given details on how they’ll repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Uncertainty about the law, which covers millions of Americans, has left companies trying to figure out if they’re better off stuck in limbo or just quitting entirely.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune