affordable care act

Will Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Strike a Death Blow?

February 22, 2018

The new rule would extend short-term insurance plans, circumventing key Obamacare requirements such as covering pre-existing conditions. “The key part of Obamacare was creating a unified insurance market where anyone can get insurance regardless of their heath, and this is destroying that,” says economist Dean Baker

Trump’s HHS Nominee ‘Should be Under Criminal Investigation’

November 29, 2017

Health and Human Services nominee Alex Azar, a former president of Eli Lilly should be indicted for price gouging, not picked to oversee a department vital to the public health, says Alex Lawson of Social Security Works

Trump Can’t Vote Down Obamacare, So He’s Strangling It Instead

July 19, 2017

Republican governors aren’t ‘letting Obamacare fail,’ they’re actively sabotaging it, says Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy

Health Care

April 6, 2017
Improving access to affordable prescription drugs would significantly lower costs of health care and allow the government to fund clinical drug trials and produce generics says Dean Baker of CEPR

“Wealthcare” Defeated: Health Care For All Back on the Agenda

March 24, 2017

National Nurses United co-director Jean Ross says only Medicare for All can provide care for millions who still remain uninsured under the Affordable Care Act

New Provisions Eliminate Healthcare From GOP ‘Wealthcare’ Bill

March 23, 2017

As fighting between Trump and the Republican Party leads to a delay of the vote for the GOP health care bill, Moral Mondays leader Rev. William Barber and Bernie Sanders call for the US to adopt a single-payer system

Wealthiest U.S. Households Save Big Under GOP Health Care Bill

March 19, 2017

PERI’s Peter Arno says the elderly, disabled, and the poor would be hardest hit by the repeals of Medicaid expansion and taxes on the rich that fund Medicare

GOP Health Care Plan: Massive Wealth Transfer to Corporations, Military, and the Rich

March 14, 2017

Democrats failed to advocate for universal coverage, allowing Trump and Republicans to blame rising health care costs on the Affordable Care Act

Nationwide Protests Planning to Disrupt Trump’s Inauguration

January 17, 2017

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets during the week when Donald Trump becomes president. While actions are planned to disrupt his inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington is expected to have a larger turnout on the following day.

A Public Option is the Solution to the Un-Affordable Care Premium Jumps

October 27, 2016

Dean Baker of CEPR says if people could buy into a public option, it could seriously mitigate the price hikes