Author Archive | Anthony Wright

CA Likely Shielded From New HHS Regulations–But Not From Trump Threats to Defund $700M in Cost-Sharing Subsidies

Consumer advocates decried new regulations finalized Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which would seek to increase premiums, deductibles, and cost-sharing for those enrolled in health insurance marketplaces like Covered California across the country. However, due to existing state law, many of the regulations is likely not to impact Californians, including: * […]

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Vigilance

While the failure of the American Health Care Act was a welcome relief, Californians should continue to be concerned about federal attacks on our coverage and care through Congressional budget and tax bills, administrative actions, and more. Here’s some specific areas of concern: COST-SHARING REDUCTIONS (CSRs): A looming decision by the Trump Administration regarding a […]

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California’s Promise…

Governor Jerry Brown had a long discussion with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on Thursday, and in the extended interview online (below), the first topic was the impending vote on the health care bill. It was great to hear his critique of the American Health Care Act–pointedly not just making the fiscal argument of […]

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Obamacare is Dead. Long Live Obamacare!

Obamacare has had more near-death experiences than any public policy proposal in memory. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s passage resembled the “Perils of Pauline” more than “How a Bill Becomes a Law,” with at least three times that nearly every one of President Barack Obama’s advisers suggested abandoning the effort–and him deciding instead […]

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No Wonder There’s a Delay: New Analyses Show The House Bill Is Worse Than You Thought

The vote that was scheduled for today on the House GOP proposal that would rollback coverage under Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and the broader individual insurance market has been delayed, but is now scheduled to take place tomorrow, Friday. The surprise is not the delay, but that they are still considering this disastrous bill […]

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Top 5 Reasons No CA Congressmember Should Vote for the Proposed ACA Repeal & Medicaid Caps & Cuts

On Monday night, the new draft to repeal the Affordable Care Act by Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and the GOP Leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives was released, showing it goes a lot further to undermine the health care for Californians than simply undoing the coverage for many of the five […]

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