BCRA

August 7, 2017

A bipartisan health-care plan?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struck a conciliatory note as he returned home to Kentucky, fresh from his failed attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act with legislation that would have taken health-care coverage from millions of Americans.

Number of the Day

216 - Days since John N. Kennedy was sworn in as Louisiana’s junior U.S. Senator. He has yet to hold a public meeting with constituents. (Source: Nola.com)
August 3, 2017

Trump may spike insurance premiums

While congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act are on hold, President Donald Trump’s administration is still debating whether to cut off payments to insurance companies that have kept premiums affordable for millions of Americans who buy coverage through the individual marketplace.

Number of the Day

39,052- number of Louisianans who are employed at firms owned by immigrants. (Source: New American Economy)
August 2, 2017

Bridging the partisan divide

With the failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care,  efforts are now underway in Congress to stabilize the individual health insurance marketplaces.

Number of the Day

71 -  Percent of Americans that would rather see Republicans in Congress work with Democrats to make improvements to the Affordable Care Act instead of repealing the law. (Source: Kaiser Family Foundation)
August 1, 2017

Mr. Cassidy goes to Washington

By most accounts, the GOP’s efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act with something that covers far fewer people is dead, at least for the moment. But someone forgot to tell Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, who flew back to the nation’s capital on Monday for a White House meeting with beleaguered President Donald Trump.

Number of the Day

34 percent - Decrease in federal health-care funding, compared to current law, by 2026 under a block-grant proposal being pushed by Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities).