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REPORTER'S SUM-UP: HEALTH CARE #6

Sum-Up: The Health Care Tug Of War On The State And Federal Level

U.S. President Donald J. Trump greets  Alex Azar at his swearing-in ceremony to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services at The White House in Washington, DC, January  29, 2018. Credit: Chris Kleponis / Polaris
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 29: (AFP-OUT) U.S. President Donald J. Trump greets Alex Azar at his swearing-in ceremony to become the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on January 29, 2018 at The... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 29: (AFP-OUT) U.S. President Donald J. Trump greets Alex Azar at his swearing-in ceremony to become the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on January 29, 2018 at The White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 6, 2018 9:47 a.m.

New polls show that, when it comes to health care, voters are most worried about rising costs heading into the 2018 midterms, and plan to hold Republicans responsible for them. Amid these concerns, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are readying a final push to pass an Obamacare stabilization bill that is aimed at lowering premiums in the individual market. There is no guarantee they’ll get it done; even if they do, it’s unclear how far a federal reinsurance program could go in reversing the damage to the market that has already been caused by a host of Trump administration policies.

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