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Republicans tried to kill Obamacare. Now they're embracing its most popular part.

October 19, 2018
Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Carrie Dunn | NBC News
If you’ve covered American politics over the last eight years, one of the more stunning developments of the 2018 midterms is how Republicans who have attempted to demolish Obamacare are touting its protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Of course, that’s come as Democrats have made pre-existing conditions the centerpiece of their campaigns.
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Trump’s New Plan to Dismantle Obamacare Comes With Political Risks

June 9, 2018
Charlie Savage, Robert Pear , Abby Goodnough | The New York Times
After failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act with a Republican-controlled Congress, the Trump administration is seizing on a different strategy for dismantling the law, one fraught with political risk. It is asking a court to throw out major elements, including hugely popular provisions that protect sick people from being denied health insurance or charged higher rates.
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Congress has quietly created a new health care crisis for 26 million Americans

February 3, 2018
Sarah Kliff | Vox
Last fall, Kim Wagenaar started to plan how she would close the health clinic she runs in rural North Carolina — when Congress let funding lapse for thousands of centers like hers 124 days ago and counting.
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Explaining the new Medicaid work requirements

January 19, 2018
Robert Costa discussed the latest details in the Russia probe with The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig and Mark Mazzetti from The New York Times, broke down the new Medicaid work requirement with Reid Wilson from The Hill, and recapped President Trump’s first year in office with this week’s panelists.
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5 health care predictions for 2018

December 30, 2017
Sarah Kliff | Vox
The habit they can’t quit: Congress will likely revisit changes to Obamacare in the new year.

Republicans reshape the American tax system, latest developments in the Russia probe

December 21, 2017
The panelists discussed the bill's uncertain future.
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Republicans have finally repealed a crucial piece of Obamacare

December 21, 2017
Sarah Kliff, Dylan Scott | Vox
With the passage of their tax overhaul, Republicans in Congress have repealed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, delivering their first major blow against the law and imperiling the insurance marketplaces where millions of Americans buy health coverage.
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Emergency rooms are monopolies. Patients pay the price.

December 4, 2017
Sarah Kliff | Vox News
New data shows how how emergency rooms take advantage of their market share, at the expense of their patients
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Meet Alex Azar, Trump's HHS nominee

November 14, 2017
Sarah Kliff | Sarah Kliff
Right now, there is an executive order from the president to allow plans with similar features to be sold across the country. Much of the work of implementing that policy would fall to someone like Azar at Health and Human Services, which deals with most insurance regulations. When I think of the future of HHS under Azar, I think about regulations like this one.
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