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Study: NJ Would See Job Loss Under House GOP’s Obamacare Repeal and Replace Proposal

Washington, DC, June 19, 2017 — Jonathan D. Salant reports in The Star-Ledger/NewJersey.com that New Jersey would lose more jobs than all but five other states under the House Republican health care bill, according to a study released June 14.

The Garden State would lose 42,000 jobs by 2026, behind only New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, and Illinois, according to the study by George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund, a foundation that supports efforts to increase health coverage.

Overall, according to the study, the 10 states with the largest job losses by 2026 are:

  1. New York (86,000)
  2. Pennsylvania (85,000)
  3. Florida (83,000)
  4. Michigan (51,000)
  5. Illinois (46,000)
  6. New Jersey (42,000)
  7. Ohio (42,000)
  8. North Carolina (41,000)
  9. California (32,000)
  10. Tennessee (28,000).

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House GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill Would Leave 470K More New Jerseyans Without Health Insurance

Washington, DC, May 26, 2017 — Jonathan D. Salant reports in The Star-Ledger that almost 470,000 additional New Jersey residents wouldn’t have health insurance coverage under the House Republican-passed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a report released Thursday.

More than half of the 469,500 residents — 246,000 — would not be covered due to the American Health Care Act’s $834 billion cut to Medicaid, which would end the extra federal funding for new enrollees in states like New Jersey that expanded the program under the current health care law. Continue reading

CBO Reports: House GOP’s Health Reform Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in 10 Years

Washington, DC, May 25, 2017 — House Republicans-drafted and -passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would repeal and replace President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, would result in 23 million fewer people with health insurance over 10 years, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced yesterday late afternoon.

This total is less than the CBO’s accounting of a previous version of the bill, which lacked enough GOP support to go to the House floor for a vote. Continue reading

Kaiser Study: 6 Million with Pre-Existing Conditions Could Be Charged More Under GOP Plan

Washington, DC, May 18, 2017 — Nathaniel Weixel reports in The Hill that more than 6 million people with pre-existing conditions could face higher insurance premiums under the House Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bill because of gaps in coverage, according to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Under the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which narrowly passed the House last month, states would be allowed to waive the community rating provision of Obamacare, which prevents insurers from charging more for those with pre-existing conditions. Continue reading

Polls: GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Proposal Is Unpopular; 66% Disapprove of Trump’s Handling of Health Care

Washington, DC, May 15, 2017 — How enthusiastic are Americans for the House Republicans’ health care proposal, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which aims to repeal and replace President Obama’s Affordable Care Act?

Not so much, find two recent polls.

A NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, released yesterday, found that the Republicans’ Obamacare-replacement bill, which has received the enthusiastic support of President Donald Trump, has the support of 23 percent of those Americans polled. Continue reading

House-Passed GOP’s Trumpcare Would Hit New Jersey Harder Than Any Other State

Washington, DC, May 8, 2017 — Jonathan D. Salant reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that U.S. House Republican cuts to Medicaid in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would hit New Jersey harder than any other state.

The bill, which was passed by the House on May 4, would leave 500,000 more Garden State residents without health insurance than under current law, and New Jersey no longer would get extra federal funding for expanding Medicaid.

While New Jersey officials likely won’t seek waivers to allow insurers to sell bare-boned insurance policies and jack up rates for those with pre-existing conditions, the House Republicans’ health bill would hurt the state in many other ways. Continue reading

Poll: American Voters Want Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, DC, May 4, 2017 — Rebecca Savransky reports in The Hill that about half of registered voters are against weakening federal protections for people who have pre-existing conditions, according to a new poll.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that 50 percent of voters somewhat or strongly oppose letting states opt out of requirements that health insurance companies cover pre-existing conditions.

Another 38 percent are in support of the proposal, according to the poll. Continue reading

Washington Post-ABC News Poll: Majorities Oppose GOP’s Latest Health-Care Reform Proposals

Washington, DC, April 25, 2017The Washington Post reports today that, in strategy and substance, the American public disagrees with the course that President Trump and congressional Republicans are pursuing to replace the Affordable Care Act with conservative policies, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Large majorities oppose the ideas at the heart of the most recent GOP negotiations to forge a plan that could pass in the House.

These would allow states to choose whether to keep the ACA’s insurance protection for people with preexisting medical problems and its guarantee of specific health benefits. Continue reading

Study: NIH Budget Cuts Could Translate to Less Innovation and Fewer Patents

Washington, DC, April 17, 2017 — Melissa Healy reports in The Los Angeles Times that, from research on stem cells and DNA sequencing to experiments with fruit flies and surveys of human behavior, projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aim to make Americans healthier.

A new analysis finds that NIH-funded research also fuels the kinds of innovations that drive the U.S. economy.

Between 1990 and 2012, close to 1 in 10 projects made possible by an NIH grant resulted in a patent, usually for a university or a hospital. Continue reading

Poll: Americans Dislike Republican’s, Trump’s Obamacare Replacement Plan

Washington, DC, April 1, 2017 — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don’t like your approach to overhauling America’s health care. If you’re hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different.

The New York Times reported that 62 percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump’s handling of health care during the initial weeks of his presidency, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Wednesday. Continue reading