Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a Nov. 30, 2017 photo as he talked to small business owners about the tax bill.
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The Senate tax bill cuts taxes for many of the nation's richest and cuts programs for social safety nets. Here's how the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid are all affected.
From left, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., hold a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.
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A Senate vote in July seemed to signal the end of efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act. With a Sept. 30 deadline looming, though, a new bill has real possibilities. Here's why that could be bad.
For many, the heart of the health care debate is the ability of patients to choose their own health care, including whether to buy insurance and which doctor to see.
The Republican position on health care has been based upon a belief in individual choice. Here's how their own versions of health care bills eroded choice, however, and how they also did harm.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) smiles after he unveiled the Senate health care bill on June 22, 2017.
The Senate released its new health care bill on June 22, 2017, and it differs slightly from a bill passed by the House in May. Read what our experts have written in recent months about key pieces.
Lisa Schwetschenau, who has multiple sclerosis, shown in a photo in Omaha, Nebraska on March 16. She worries that she could lose some of her essential health benefits under the new proposed health care law.
Essential health benefits under Obamacare are suddenly the center of controversy in the proposed replacement bill. If certain health benefits are so essential, why are they so loathed? Here's a look.
House Speaker Paul Ryan at a March 7, 2017 unveiling of the new health care bill called the American Health Care Plan.
Republicans vow to dismantle Obamacare, which extended health insurance to about 20 million people. Republicans' new plan has been roundly criticized. Here is expert analysis to help you sort it out.
House GOP leaders unveiling the American Health Care Act on March 7, 2017.
The House Republican plan to replace Obamacare is consistent with many proposals that candidate Trump and others espoused. Yet key parts of it could favor the rich and hurt the poor and the aging.
Smokers not only pay a lot of money for cigarettes but also for their health insurance.
To discourage smoking, insurance companies charge higher premiums for smokers. This is having an unexpected consequence: rather than quit smoking, poor people are quitting insurance.