Health Care Repeal

Opposition to Obamacare Becomes Political Liability for GOP Incumbents

Opposition to Obamacare Becomes Political Liability for GOP Incumbents

September 16, 2020
KAISER HEALTH NEWS

Summary: Republican Senators, including North Carolina’s Thom Tillis, were elected in 2014 in part by demonizing the Affordable Care Act. Now facing re-election, the ACA (or Obamacare) is significantly more popular and the repeated Republican attempts to repeal it has become a liability. Take a deeper look at the in-depth coverage from Kaiser Health News.

Trump vows complete end of Obamacare law despite pandemic
Vidant Health Announces Furloughs, Pay Cuts Due To COVID-19

Vidant Health Announces Furloughs, Pay Cuts Due To COVID-19

April 23, 2020
WUNC North Carolina Public Radio

Summary: In addition to the human toll and the strain the coronavirus pandemic is causing in our health care system, there are other problems coming to light. North Carolina Public Radio reports that Vidant Health is having significant financial stress that is being intensified by coronavirus. Vidant has had to furlough employees, cut salaries, and […]

In Black Communities’ Fight Against COVID-19, The Real ‘Pre-Existing Condition’ Is Poverty

In Black Communities’ Fight Against COVID-19, The Real ‘Pre-Existing Condition’ Is Poverty

April 22, 2020
WUNC North Carolina Public Radio

Summary: In-depth coverage from North Carolina Public Radio about the disproportionately high rates of coronavirus cases and deaths in black communities. Through interviews with experts and analysis of North Carolina and national data, a heartbreaking picture develops about how existing health disparities are being made even worse during the coronavirus.

Fact check: Did Tillis vote to ‘take away’ coverage for pre-existing conditions?

Fact check: Did Tillis vote to ‘take away’ coverage for pre-existing conditions?

February 27, 2020
WRAL RALEIGH • DURHAM • FAYETTEVILLE 

Summary:  Did Tillis vote to ‘take away’ coverage for pre-existing conditions? Yes. PolitiFact North Carolina, a project of WRAL, recently took up the urgent question of whether Senator Thom Tillis actually did vote to ‘take away’ coverage for pre-existing conditions. Their in-depth report finds Tillis has repeatedly voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which […]

Trump Administration Attack On Obamacare Will Cause Premiums to be 16 Percent Higher: REPORT

Trump Administration Attack On Obamacare Will Cause Premiums to be 16 Percent Higher: REPORT

October 26, 2018
Newsweek

SUMMARY: Newsweek reported how Donald Trump’s attacks on the Affordable Care Act had the potential to drive up health care costs for everyday people. Trump continued to attack the so-called “individual mandate” and promised to repeal the entire Affordable Care Act, but it was clear that the actions his administration were taking could increase health […]

Trump’s former Health secretary, Tom Price, now thinks repealing the individual mandate will increase costs

Trump’s former Health secretary, Tom Price, now thinks repealing the individual mandate will increase costs

May 1, 2018
CNBC

SUMMARY: Tom Price was President Trump’s first Secretary of Health and Human Services, and CNBC has covered his drastic change of position on the impacts of the administration’s attacks on the Affordable Care Act. Price now recognizes that without the so-called “individual mandate,” which charged a fee to people who choose not to carry health […]

Repeal of individual mandate would increase uninsured, premiums: CBO

Repeal of individual mandate would increase uninsured, premiums: CBO

November 8, 2017
Reuters

SUMMARY: The Congressional Budget Office is a nonpartisan agency in charge of estimating the budget impacts of new legislation. It released analysis that a Republican plan to eliminate certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act would have far reaching implications for health care in America.  The so-called “individual mandate” was designed to encourage young and […]

Skinny Repeal Bill Would Raise Average Premiums by $1,238 and Increase Uninsured

July 25, 2017
Center for American Progress

SUMMARY: Analysis by the Center for American Progress showed that a Republican Senate proposal known as a “skinny” version of repealing the Affordable Care Act would have a dramatic impact on health care premiums. By discouraging participation of younger and healthier Americans in the health care exchange marketplace, the average premium available through the Affordable […]