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Why the Senate’s Health-Care Plan Wouldn’t work in the Real World

In a Washington Post op-ed, Drew Altman dissects the difference between the talking points and the reality of the Senate health bill to replace the Affordable Care Act and change Medicaid.

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The Republicans’ Jekyll-and-Hyde Health Care Plan

In this New York Times op-ed, “The Republicans’ Jekyll-and-Hyde Health Care Plan,” Drew Altman examines the Senate health plan.

Column/Op-Ed Read Post

The Great Medicaid Divide

In his Axios column, Drew Altman examines how the core views Republicans have about Medicaid differ from those of Democrats and Independents, and how those views drive the policy changes they are proposing for the program.

Column/Op-Ed Read Post

What’s Really At Stake In the Medicaid Spending Debate

In this Axios column, Drew Altman highlights that the federal debate about the American Health Care Act’s Medicaid spending reductions will ultimately be a debate about every state’s general budget spending priorities, as states discuss whether to offset reductions in federal revenues with some combination of cuts to their Medicaid programs, increased taxes, and cuts to spending in other areas.

Column/Op-Ed Read Post

The Other Implication of the CBO Report: Election-Year Pain

In this Axios column, Drew Altman lays out how the “political pain” from the American Health Care Act would play out over the next two election cycles if passed in its current form, based on the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the House-passed bill.

Column/Op-Ed Read Post

No, Medicaid Isn’t Broken

With Medicaid about to be a focal point of debate in the Senate, Drew Altman’s Axios column looks at why the idea that the program is broken is more urban legend than fact.

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In The Washington Post op-ed "Why the Senate’s Health-Care Plan Wouldn’t Work in the Real World," using new data and real-world examples, Drew Altman dissects the difference between the talking points and the reality of the Senate health bill to replace the Affordable Care Act and change Medicaid.

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Drew Altman examines the Senate plan in The New York Times op-ed, "The Republicans' Jekyll-and-Hyde Health Care Plan." His analysis: a “Jekyll-and-Hyde" bill, meaner on Medicaid and more generous on tax credits, with good for young adults and the wealthy and bad for the old and the poor. Politically: a short-term win with the base if it passes, but potential long-term problems for Republicans in 2018 and 2020.
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In his Axios column, Drew Altman examines how the core views Republicans have about Medicaid differ from those of Democrats and Independents, and how those views drive the policy changes they are proposing for the program.
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With Medicaid about to be a focal point of debate in the Senate, Drew Altman's Axios column looks at why the idea that the program is broken is more urban legend than fact.
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In The Washington Post op-ed "Why the Senate’s Health-Care Plan Wouldn’t Work in the Real World," using new data and real-world examples, Drew Altman dissects the difference between the talking points and the reality of the Senate health bill to replace the Affordable Care Act and change Medicaid.

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