The Biden administration has formally proposed the repeal of Trump-era regulations barring abortion referrals.
Julie Rovner | Kaiser Health News
Biden’s first order of business may be to undo Trump’s policies, but it won’t be easy
Trump’s use of regulations and executive orders to modify health programs “was like an attack by a thousand paper cuts.”
Coming abortion fight could threaten birth control, too.
Many things could flow from a new abortion jurisprudence — such as erasing the right to birth control.
Biden’s big health agenda won’t be easy to achieve
If Biden wins the presidency, health will be a high priority. Just not in the way he might have thought.
Fact-checking President Trump’s State of Union regarding health
President Donald Trump had a lot to say about health care in his State of the Union address Tuesday night — not all of it completely accurate.
Candidates are betting big on health
The one thing we know about health care in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race is that it’s a top issue for voters. The latest Tracking Poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found 24% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said they want to hear the candidates discuss health care. That’s twice the total for the next top issue, climate change; and four times the total for immigration, the No. 3 issue.
Health plan’s ‘Cadillac tax’ may be running out of gas
The politics of health care are changing. And one of the most controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act — the so-called Cadillac tax — may be about to change with it.
Fixing out-of-network bills means someone must pay
A bipartisan group of senators has been working to come up with a plan to end “surprise” medical bills. They hope to have a bill to the president by July.
Five ways nixing the ACA could upend the entire health system
If the recent district court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional were to be upheld, far more than the law’s most high-profile provisions would be at stake. In fact, canceling the law in full — as Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth, Texas, ordered in his 55-page decision — could thrust the entire health care system into chaos.
The election’s impact on health care: Bellwether races to watch
Voters this year have told pollsters in no uncertain terms that health care is important to them. In particular, maintaining insurance protections for preexisting conditions is the top issue to many. But the results of the midterm elections are likely to have a major impact on a broad array of other health issues that touch every single American.
Trump’s next high court pick likely to target abortion. Does the public want that?
President Donald Trump has vowed that his nominees to the Supreme Court will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. But a Kaiser Family Foundation poll out early Friday suggests that’s not what most of the public wants.
HHS to allow insurers’ work around on 2019 prices
Federal officials will not block insurance companies from again using a workaround to cushion a steep rise in health premiums caused by President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a program established under the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has announced.
Trump proposes cutting Planned Parenthood funds. What does that mean?
The planned revival of a policy dating to Ronald Reagan’s presidency may finally present a way for President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to “defund” Planned Parenthood.
Consumers brace for premium hikes while lawmakers grasp at remedies
As some insurers angle for hefty premium hikes and concerns grow that more Americans will wind up uninsured, the federal health law is likely — once again — to play big in both parties’ strategies for the contentious 2018 election.
Clash over abortion hobbles a health bill again
The Affordable Care Act very nearly failed to become law due to an intraparty dispute among Democrats over how to handle the abortion issue. Now a similar argument between Democrats and Republicans is slowing progress on a bill that could help cut soaring premiums and shore up the ACA.