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Healthcare Reform Updates and Key Sources 

  

 

 

Republican Legislation on the table:

The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act of 2017, H.R. 1628.  The full text is  here  and  the Congressional Budget Office  report on this bill's  'direct spending and revenue effects'  is here.

The Senate:  The latest Republican proposals are here.  

An updated, systematic and detailed comparison from the Kaiser Family Foundation of the provisions in the  Affordable Care Act, the current House Bill and Senate proposal  - essential reading! 

For an overview of the differences see  "A side-by-side comparison of Obamacare and the GOP replacement plans " first published in the LA Times in March and updated on July 13 2017. 

The Obama administration's material on healthcare is archived here

Key Sources for exploring and following the issues:  reliable, well-researched and updated

Kaiser Family Foundation  - Kaiser Health News - Repeal and Replace Watch is an essential source.    
Families USA    
Commonwealth Fund 
For reporting on developments in Congress:
Health Reform Votes has a useful tool for tracking how your representatives have  voted on key healthcare legislation.  It includes relevant contact information. 
Updates:
Kaiser Foundation podcast discussing key changes in the Republicans' proposals and the prospects for passage of the latest bill. 

Find out -  where your Senators stand on the Healthcare bill and the issues.   Parlapiano, Alicia and Singhvi, Anjali. "Where Every Senator Stands on the Revised Health Care Bill"  New York Times. July 14, 2017.

 

Fact sheets on key issues:  (to be posted) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   


Archived material

We have now archived most of the material we produced for the campaign for the passage of the Healthcare Reform Bill. This material not only has historical value, but can also remind us of the issues debated and the varied forms activism can take.

To get access to the Obama Whitehouse archive on  Healthcare go here

 Just as throughout the 2010 election campaign, the last legislative session, and the 2012 election, the Republicans have put the issue of healthcare reform at the top of their destructive agenda. Despite the fact that the Affordable Care Act was passed into law, subject to Supreme Court scrutiny and then fully debated in the 2012 Presidential Election - which they emphatically lost, the Republicans persist:  holding the US government, economy and people to ransom over their ideologically-driven attempt to circumvent normal democrat procedures.

 

However, the Affordable Care Act is in place and the Health Insurance Marketplace is now up and running. Registration ended on January 17, 2017,  and so this site will probably disappear.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

There are archives on: 

  • the proposals for healthcare reform that were on the table in Congress; 
  • information resources on the issues under debate and analyses of the options;
  • ideas and proposals for action to take to influence the discussions and legislation 'back home'
  • The Supreme Court decision: background ,      ,  debates,  the outcome and analyses at the SCOTUSblog• analyses of the current impact and projected play out of the reforms
    •challenges and changes to healthcare reform: Republican attacks and the Democratic fightback.
    • analyses of the current impact and projected play out of the reforms
    •challenges and changes to healthcare reform: Republican attacks and the Democratic fightback.
                                           

 

 

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Produced by Elaine Capizzi - updated June 2017

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