Following the release of the U.S. Senate’s Trumpcare “discussion draft” this morning, we hear from Jon Miller from Meriden, Connecticut, on his experience with the Affordable Care Act.
Coverage Losses Under the Senate Health Care Bill Could Result in 18,100 to 27,700 Additional Deaths in 2026
One Republican member of Congress, defending the GOP health care plan—the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—suggested that concerns that the loss of health care coverage leads to death are overblown. However, the scientific literature on the effects of insurance coverage on mortality shows that the coverage losses from the AHCA would result in tens of...
President Trump and congressional Republicans’ health care plan would take Medicaid away from more than 400,000 veterans.
Using the language of religious freedom, the Trump administration is decimating access to preventive health services.
A $45 billion fund for opioid use disorder would fall far short of addressing the repeal bill’s harm from coverage losses and cuts to Medicaid.
Senate Health Care Bill Could Drive Up Coverage Costs for Maternity Care and Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Allowing states to waive essential health benefits could force people to pay thousands of dollars more for vital services.
Michele and Igor sit down with CAP’s President and CEO Neera Tanden to break down the Senate AHCA bill.
Under the American Health Care Act, individual market enrollees in every state would see sharp rate hikes in 2018, while older enrollees would see huge cost increases due to the AHCA’s age tax.
The Senate ACA repeal bill's proposed cut in essential health benefits would be catastrophic for people who are sick or have a pre-existing condition and need prescription drugs, treatment for opioid addiction, or other services that could be excluded.
Senate Repeal Bill Would Still Eviscerate Coverage and Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions
Even without waivers for community rating, the emerging Senate ACA repeal bill would still critically weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
The Trump budget’s 20 percent cut to CHIP is not an acceptable starting point for the upcoming congressional debate over reauthorizing CHIP funding.
Even under caps more generous than those in the AHCA, many states would still face devastating cuts.
The Congressional Budget Office score confirms the bill would cut coverage, raise consumers’ costs, and undermine protections for pre-existing conditions.
The Trump budget would endanger the health and safety of American families while giving tax cuts to millionaires.
Conservatives often claim that if Planned Parenthood health centers are shut down, community health centers can absorb their patients and the costs, but such actions are unrealistic and will harm women and families.