Author Archives: Ignatius Bau

Congressional Budget Office: Health Care Freedom Act Would Result in 16 Million Americans Losing Health Insurance

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has swiftly issued its estimate of the impact of the just released Senate Health Care Freedom Act. The CBO maintains its prior estimate that by 2026 (after 10 years), 16 million Americans would lose their … Continue reading

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Text of Senate Health Care Freedom Act (“Skinny Repeal”)

Here (finally), is the text of the 8-page Senate Health Care Freedom Act, the misnamed “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This would be the final Senate bill to be voted on to repeal and/or replace the ACA. … Continue reading

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America’s Health Insurance Plans Oppose “Skinny Repeal” of Individual Mandate, Urge Funding for Marketplace Subsidies

In a letter sent today to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the leading trade association representing health insurance plans, opposed the “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office: “Skinny Repeal” Would Result in 16 Million Losing Health Insurance

Earlier this evening, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a revised estimate of the impact of a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), concluding that, by 2026 (in ten years), ¬†16 million would lose their health insurance. The … Continue reading

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Text of Senate Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act to be Voted On July 26

Here is the text of the “Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act” that will be voted on by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, July 26, 2017: Link to Original Source Except for the handwritten changes made by Senate Budget Committee Chair Mike … Continue reading

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As Senate Prepares to Vote, Congressional Budget Office Previously Found “Skinny Repeal” of Individual Mandate Would Result in 15 Million Americans Losing Health Insurance

As the Senate plans to vote later today on repealing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the idea of a “skinny repeal”, or just repealing the individual and employer mandate and ACA tax on medical devices, is now being … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate: Latest Revision to Better Care Reconciliation Act Would Still Increase Uninsured by 22 Million

The text of the latest revision to the U.S. Senate’s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has been released publicly: Link to Original Source Based on this latest revision, the Congressional Budget Office has updated its estimate … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate: Text of Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act

Here is the text of the U.S. Senate’s “Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act”, which would repeal the key health insurance and Medicaid expansion provisions and all the revenue-generating taxes of the Affordable Care Act, with no replacement. The bill would explicitly … Continue reading

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Hawaii v. Trump: U.S. Supreme Court Allows Broader Family Exception to Muslim Ban But Upholds Limited Refugee Admissions

In an short order today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to overturn last week’s¬†decision and modified preliminary injunction issued by the Hawaii federal district court, which broadened the family exception that the Supreme Court itself had ordered to the implementation … Continue reading

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Hawaii v. Trump: Modification of Preliminary Injunction Expands U.S. Supreme Court’s Family-Based Exemptions from Muslim Travel, Immigration, and Refugee Ban

Here is the July 13, 2017 decision and order by the federal district court in Hawaii modifying its preliminary injunction against the partial implementation of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning travel and immigration from six majority-Muslim nations and … Continue reading

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