Good news everybody

Actually two pieces of good news:

First, the uninsured rate by age and year:

We’re seeing gains through the end of 2016. Early data on 2017 shows no improvement but so far no losses in coverage.

And then in the Senate, some more good news. It looks like CHIP will be re-authorized.

CHIP reauthorization needs 60 votes in the Senate, so I trust that the deal will be decent. The one major change that I know of is that the ACA bumped the federal share of CHIP funding by 23 points. The new deal will keep that bump for two years and slowly draw that down over the long term.

11 replies
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    Yoda Dog says:

    That is great news.
    Hope the ankle is feeling ok today, Dave. Keep up the great work, man.

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    MomSense says:

    It looks like CHIP will be re-authorized.

    Thanks, Hillary.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    I wonder what prompted this uncharacteristic show of not-meanness from the Senate Republicans.

  4. 4
    Baud says:

    @MomSense: This.

    @Amir Khalid: They didn’t think they could get away with it.

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    Laura says:

    @Amir Khalid:
    As the insightful Blue Gal said, when kids see there mom cry over their children’s healthcare coverage, they’ll never forget it and never vote for a republican. Ever.

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    Don’t you mean “Good news, everyone“?

    On a serious note, this is genuinely good news, though.

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    RobertDSC-Mac Mini says:

    How is that Senate deal going to pass the House? Those morons wouldn’t know good legislation if it slapped them in the face.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    Yay!! With everything that has happened since November, this feels like a spot of great news. Thanks Obama.

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    Another Scott says:

    Moved upstairs. Sorry.


  10. 10
    Another Scott says:

    @Another Scott: (sigh). Fat fingers strike again. This is obviously intended for upstairs. I’ll move it…


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    rikyrah says:

    This is good news.😄

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