The much-awaited Senate proposal to repeal/replace Obamacare has occupied much of my attention this week. Here are a few articles I think do a good job of outlining and analyzing its provisions and impact.
- Before the bill was released, Politifact asked healthcare policy analysts what questions they would ask to assess the proposal’s impact. Here are five key provisions the analysts identified.
- NPR provides a chart with side-by-side assessments of how the Senate bill, House proposal and Obamacare affect key populations in “Who Wins, Who Loses with Senate Health Care Bill.”
- The New York Times also offers a concise, provision-by-provision analysis: “How Senate Republicans Plan to Dismantle Obamacare.”
- It behooves us to remember that our president promised during the election to protect Medicaid from spending cuts. If the Senate bill passes, he definitely will have failed to deliver on that one. “Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees out of Nursing Homes.” (New York Times)