Even Pres. Trump said he had no idea that health insurance can be so complicated.
Part of the reason is that it's not something we really want to buy – and not something we want to buy for others.
Running the US, it turns out, is nothing like running a business.
Trump cuts bait, Ryan loses his nerve – and the Obamacare repeal goes down without a vote. What's next for Congress and the GOP?
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.
While many groups of people stand to lose health insurance benefits under the new health care bill, smokers would be particularly harmed. Here's how cutbacks in cessation programs could harm them.
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.
The Republican House plan for health care has been decried for its effect on the poor, the aged and the sick. Ultimately, though, it could affect everyone, if healthy people don't sign up.
House Speaker Paul Ryan called the new health care proposal an 'act of mercy.' The bill could help the healthy and wealthy, but it is unlikely to be merciful to the poor.
Republicans opposed Obamacare's mandate as much as they decried any part of the bill. How would their replacement idea, pegged to incentives, work?
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.
Republicans have tried dozens of times to repeal Obamacare, but their biggest challenge has been the lack of a workable replacement plan. Here's an idea devised by two health economists.
Three scholars grade Trump's first address to Congress. How did he do on Obamacare? What would his 'merit-based' immigration proposal mean? And can he play nice with others
Opinions are strong about the Affordable Care Act, but not everyone understands what the nearly 1,000-page law does. In case you missed the high points of the law, here's a primer to help.
Soon, wearable fitness devices will be able to diagnose diseases. Could that lead insurers to deny coverage to people based on their data alone?
President Trump has proposed a major funding shift for Medicaid, the joint federal-state program that pays for health care for about 75 million poor people. Would the safety net fray if he did so?
A 2010 law that requires the executive branch to set goals and an obscure Senate rule may be the Democrats' best chance to influence GOP plans to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) has written a proposal to repeal Obamacare, a program under the Department of Health and Human Services, which he would head. Here are things to consider for his next hearing.
Other major laws to improve the health of Americans faced opposition, but none has faced the wrath that Obamacare has faced. Here's a look at what's different in the political response to Obamacare.
Trump's pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare already has weakened the health insurance market and likely will weaken it more. The instability will be costly, in more ways than one.
Academics are trained to answer important questions about health policy, and collaborating with industry on research can have a big impact.