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Congress’ analyst: Millions to lose coverage under GOP bill

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Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation’s health care system, and the number would balloon to 24 million by 2026, Congress’ budget analysts projected Monday. Their report deals a stiff blow to a GOP drive already under fire from both parties and large segments of the medical industry. The Congressional Budget Office report undercuts a central argument President Donald Trump and Republicans have cited for swiftly rolling back the 2010 health care…

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Report: Health care coverage jumps for Florida children

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A new report released Thursday by Florida CHAIN contends the Affordable Care Act has helped increase the ranks of Florida children with health care coverage by 36 percent since 2013. The report, by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, declares the percentage of children nationally who have health insurance is now at 95.2 percent, an all-time high. The situation is not quite as strong in Florida, but the Sunshine State’s jump of 36 percent over pre-ACA days is among the…

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GOP claims paper shows fed aides’ preps for health law loss

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A leading House Republican claimed Thursday that he’s been told of a 100-page document showing the Obama administration is preparing contingency plans in case the U.S. Supreme Court invalidates federal subsidies that help millions of Americans afford health care coverage. Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Joseph Pitts provided no details about the paper and did not say whether he has actually seen it. At a hearing of a House health subcommittee that he chairs, Pitts said he had received information about it…

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