July 5, 2017

Weekly review: Here's what happened with BCRA last week

Daily Briefing

    Revised Senate bill is out—with a controversial 'lock-out' provision (June 26)

    Under the Senate GOP's revised bill, insurers would be required to impose a six-month waiting period on new individual market enrollees who have been without coverage for at least 63 days over the previous year.

    6 key projections in CBO's Senate health bill score (June 27)

    The Congressional Budget Office just projected that the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act would increase the number of Americans without insurance by 22 million by 2026 and reduce federal Medicaid spending by $772 billion over a decade.

    The 10 GOP senators who stopped the vote on BCRA (for now) (June 28)

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) hoped to send a revised bill to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) over the July 4 recess and hold a vote shortly after they reconvene on July 10—but he can only afford to have two members of his own party opposed. Here’s what you need to know about the state of play.

    The reason a surprising number of women skip doctors' visits—and what it means for their hearts  (June 29)

    A recently published survey shows that 63 percent of women have delayed a doctor's visit to lose weight, and both women and physicians underestimate women's risk for heart disease—potentially delaying lifesaving treatment for their heart health.

    The most dangerous fireworks, according to research (June 30)

    For many Americans, fireworks are a necessary part of any Fourth of July celebrations—but fireworks can cause serious, sometimes devastating, injuries. Here are the fireworks that pose the greatest danger, according to a newly published study.

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