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Last week, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act. We've asked journalists, nonprofit leaders, and health care practitioners to share what they’re hearing from people in their cities and states.
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The only way to insure everyone at a reasonable cost is to make sure everyone — healthy and sick — is in the risk pool together. The House GOP plan won't achieve that goal.
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It's tempting to read this week's news in political terms — Trump guts another Obama policy — but the actual changes are exceedingly modest.
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During last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! the late night host told the emotional story of his newborn son Billy, linking the story to the current debate on pre-existing conditions in Congress.
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California and Michigan offer real-world laboratories for state policies that clamp down on vaccine exemptions, and the early results are very encouraging.
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The historic defeat sent a signal to politicians that everyone needs health coverage, comprehensive benefits, and sick people can’t be left out.
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"Our health care system remains in a crisis," writes the CEO of Molina Healthcare. "Both the AHCA and the ACA only address the funding of health care and fail to tackle the troubling rate at which health care costs are rising."
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"I’ve been startled to see the debate over the AHCA reignite a political philosophy and policy approach that seemed to be have been discredited — and be in sharp decline," writes former health care journalist Michael Millenson.
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Conservative notions about the "undeserving poor" have returned with a vengeance in the debate over Medicaid, writes contributor Trudy Lieberman.
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On Monday the CBO published their analysis of the American Health Care Act, the Trump administration's latest effort to replace the Affordable Care Act. Here's what social media had to say.

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