On June 26, 2017, the Republican Leadership released an amended version of the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act. It is very similar to the version they released on June 22, but includes two changes.

First, it amends a couple of provisions of the stability and innovation funds section to allow…


By ANISH KOKA, MD

I remember 7 South at the Children’s hospital very well. I remember the distinctive smell, the large rooms, the friendly nurses, and Shantel. For a brief period of time, Shantel and her little boy — a too skinny child named James — were there…


Lobbyists have a favorite maxim: If you don’t have a seat at the table, it means you’re on the menu. And that is certainly true for those left out of the top-secret, closed-door creation of the Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act.”

If you were expecting health care policy that maintains…


An elderly person in a wheelchair

Medicaid, the government program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income and disabled Americans, is the largest payer for health care in the United States in terms of enrollees and the second-largest payer (behind only Medicare) in terms of spending. Escalating health care costs, a growing federal budget deficit, and…


By JASON CHUNG

Picture this. Amy becomes pregnant while working as a high school teacher. Her employer’s health insurance plan pays bill was covers the maternity bills and she happily raises her twins.

Fast-forward a few years. She’s decided to become an entrepreneur and runs a small business. She becomes…


Children in US receive their health insurance from multiple sources: the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, employer-sponsored insurance (ESI), or a qualified health plan on the Marketplace. Each offering has different cost sharing and premium requirements, provider networks, coverage packages, and eligibility criteria. This creates a fragmented system of…


Amari Carter, 5, protests the U.S. House passage of the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act at the south gate of the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Friday May 5, 2017. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Buried beneath a very intense discussion on the future of adult coverage in this country has been a far more serious issue in children’s coverage many years in the making.

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the president’s recent budget proposal certainly have those who care for children concerned…

Paul Teel

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