May 15, 2018
As an E.R. doctor in New Orleans, Brian Falkner attends to the kind of gruesome medical cases that would seem to underscore the importance of health insurance. And yet he doesn’t have any. Nor, for that matter, do his wife or 9-year-old daughter.
May 11, 2018
As some insurers angle for hefty premium hikes and concerns grow that more Americans will wind up uninsured, the federal health law is likely — once again — to play big in both parties’ strategies for the contentious 2018 election.
May 9, 2018
In February, The Wall Street Journal reported that, in light of the federal repeal of the individual mandate, nine states and the District of Columbia were looking into implementing their own mandates. Just three months later, such talk has all but disappeared. As states wrap up their legislative sessions, only New Jersey has passed a bill mandating residents to have health insurance coverage.
May 8, 2018
Although the GOP repeal-and-replace mantra seems to have quieted, some Republican lawmakers continue efforts to get around the sweeping federal health law's requirements. Sometimes that happens in surprising places. Like the farm bill.