The Affordable Care Act set up complicated relationships between health insurance providers and the Health and Human Services Department.
The Obama-era health care law President Trump has called a “disaster” is actually exceeding expectations. More than 8.7 million people have signed up for subsidized private coverage for next year.
The great tax debate is alive and well on Capitol Hill this week. While no bill is dealing with death directly, there’s a new one on health care insurance.
Health premiums for folks covered by the Affordable Care Act will jump 50-to-57 percent next year, but federal workers and retirees get a pass.
Congress spent weeks crafting and voting on various measures to reform the American health care system with, so far, nothing to show for it, but there are still plenty of important measures awaiting lawmakers attention, and not many days left to tackle them. These include the annual Defense authorization bill, emergency funding for the VA and finding a way to keep the government open past Sept. 30. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, brings Federal Drive with Tom Temin up to speed on happenings on Capitol Hill.
Does the ACA, aka Obamacare make you sick or are you afraid it’ll be replaced by President Trumps proposal? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says get a fed job.
The House went on recess this week, but the Senate is in town with plenty of work to do. Having sent the president a budget for 2017, senators are rubbing their collective hands as they take on health care policy. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what to expect.
“Tax reform has to happen. This is a central theme of what the current Congress and the current administration campaigned on… If tax reform does not happen, this is a big failure and a big setback in an ambitious agenda” Joshua Baca says.
Now that the health care bill from House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) appears to be dead and buried, Congress still has plenty of other issues to deal with. The question is, which one comes next? Tax reform? Climate? The federal budget maybe? Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a look ahead.
Presidents Day kicked off a week-long recess for Congress. Not that they don’t have much to do. There’s the possible repeal-and-replace of the Affordable Care Act and related issues affecting Health and Human Services and particularly its massive Medicaid program. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, offers a look ahead on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.