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CBO releases its projections on health bill; 14 million added uninsured seen in ’18, 23 million in ’26

posted: 05/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

A House-passed bill to dismantle the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would increase the projected number of people without health insurance by 14 million next year and by 23 million in 2026, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. That 10-year figure is slightly less than estimated in an earlier bill.

Insurers OK'd to submit multiple rates in Arkansas

posted: 05/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

To hedge against a possible reduction in federal subsidies, the three companies offering plans on Arkansas' health insurance exchange will be able to submit multiple sets of rates for 2018 to the Arkansas Insurance Department, the state insurance commissioner said in a bulletin Wednesday.

GOP senators hit snags in rewrite of health care bill

updated: 05/21/2017 3:38 a.m. Discuss

While most of Washington is fixated on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI chief James Comey and burgeoning investigations into possible connections between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, Senate Republicans are trying to return to work on their health care bill. In closed meetings, Republicans are trying to write legislation dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.

All 3 insurers on Arkansas health exchange apply to stay

posted: 05/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

All three companies that offer plans on Arkansas' health insurance exchange have applied to continue providing coverage in 2018, a spokesman for the Arkansas Insurance Department said Tuesday.

Reducing uninsured hit stall in '16, report shows

posted: 05/17/2017 3:44 a.m. Discuss

After five consecutive years of coverage gains, progress toward reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled in 2016, according to a government report that underscores the stakes as Republicans try to roll back President Barack Obama's law.

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