Zachary Piaker // 1/14/18 //
The end of individual mandate hurts the wealthy, explains Nick Bagley at The Incidental Economist.
The Trump Administration always planned on taking apart Obamacare, writes Jennifer Haberkorn at Politico.
Insurers who decided to stick with Obamacare after a tumultuous 2017 are likely to have a relatively profitable year, despite “doomsday” warnings from Republicans (The Hill).
Experts warn that a Trump Administration proposal to allow more flexibility to small businesses who band together to buy health insurance could undermine the stability of the ObamaCare marketplace (The Hill).
Obamacare’s pre-existing conditions provisions diminish quality and are politically unpopular, claims Michael Cannon in a two-part series excepted at Cato.
The president’s declaration of an opioid emergency has changed absolutely nothing, says Brianna Ehly at Politico.
The Trump Administration has adopted a Medicare model startlingly similar to the Obama-era one it rejected (NYT).
President Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary told lawmakers his experience as a drug executive makes him uniquely qualified to rein in drug costs (Politico).