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June 9, 2017 – June 23, 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.

Senate GOP Obamacare replacement would lead to 22 million more uninsured in 2026, CBO estimates
The Senate's Obamacare replacement bill would lead to 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026, while average premiums are expected to fall after climbing at first, according to a Monday report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Senate health care bill: Here's how it would affect you
Senate Republicans’ proposal to rewrite the Affordable Care Act would scale back federal funding for Medicaid, change the subsidies available to help low- and moderate-income people buy private insurance, end the mandate that most people buy insurance and repeal taxes that helped expand coverage to about 20 million Americans.

What’s Next on Health Care Draft in Congress
Senate Republican leaders have released their 142-page discussion draft of a health care bill, triggering a series of legislative steps with one goal - repeal and replace Democratic President Barack Obama’s 7-year-old law.

Flexibility that A.C.A. Lent to Work Force is Threatened by G.O.P. Plan
In recent years, millions of middle- and working-class Americans have moved from job to job, some staying with one company for shorter stints or shifting careers midstream.

Latest estimate: 13 million people to lose health coverage with GOP plan
About 13 million people will lose health insurance in the next 10 years if the House-passed Affordable Care Act replacement plan is enacted, according to a new report out Tuesday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' office of the actuary.

Nearly 2M fell off Obamacare coverage rolls through mid-March
The number of Americans insured under Obamacare fell by nearly 2 million people between Jan. 31 and mid-March, according to new CMS data that found about 10.3 million still were covered through health law exchanges.

 

STATES IN THE NEWS

Analysis: Less Than A Third Of Missourians And Kansans Support House Health Care Act
Just 31 percent of Kansans and 32 percent of Missourians support the House-approved bill to repeal Obamacare, according to new estimates published Wednesday in The New York Times.

The American Health Care Act’s winners and losers in Tennessee
Health policy is complicated - for every decision, there are equal and opposite reactions. If the American Health Care Act (AHCA) becomes law, there will be both “winners” and "losers” in Tennessee. In other words, some consumers will benefit, and others will be worse off.

Iowa May Be First State With No Health Insurers on Exchange
Iowa could be the first state in the nation with no health insurance company willing to offer policies on its Affordable Care Act exchange next year unless President Donald Trump’s administration approves a stopgap proposal, Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said Monday.