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June 24, 2017 – July 8, 2017

The purpose of this bulletin is to compile a handful of articles relating to health care coverage in the United States that are most pertinent to LIUNA and its health and welfare funds. We hope you find this biweekly bulletin helpful and informative

The Trump administration says CBO can’t be trusted because its Obamacare predictions were wrong. Are they right?
The Congressional Budget Office on Monday projected Senate Republicans' bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would leave an estimated 22 million additional Americans without health insurance in the coming decade, as well as cut federal spending by $321 billion by 2026.

Trump challenges GOP senators to repeal ObamaCare now, replace later if no deal
President Trump issued a blunt challenge to Republican senators on Friday to repeal ObamaCare now and replace it “at a later date” if they are unable to strike a deal on more comprehensive legislation – as rank-and-file lawmakers also voiced concern that time is running out to strike a deal.

Why the Senate health care bill is even harsher than it looks, in one chart
The Congressional Budget Office laid out a stark picture of what would happen over the next decade if the Senate health-care bill were implemented as written: 22 million fewer Americans would have insurance than under current law in 2026, driven largely by cuts to federal spending on Medicaid.

Republican ads aim to shift health care pressure to Democrats
Republican operatives countered attacks on the Republican health care plans Wednesday with ads saying Democrats haven’t brought anything to the table beyond a push for government-run, single-payer system.

Drop In Sudden Cardiac Arrests Links to Obamacare
If 22 million Americans lose their health care coverage by 2026 under the GOP Senate’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care, how many people could die? The question is at the heart of the debate raging in Washington, D.C., but has been difficult to answer.


Oscar Health could be Nashville's last shot at health marketplace
A New York-based insurance company, Oscar Health, announced last week it will sell individual health plans in Nashville in 2018. This is welcome news for many local healthcare consumers, who were down to just one choice for individual health insurance.

Montana Health Leaders Speak Out Against GOP Health Care Bill
Leaders of Montana doctors, nurses and hospital groups today spoke out against the health care bill being proposed by Senate Republicans.