Is Washington hooked on ‘HIT’? by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

For all the taxes that Congress is aiming to cut, one has surprisingly dodged the ax so far: the $14.3 billion “Health Insurance Tax,” or HIT.

How AHCA affects NY’s Essential Plan by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

What would happen to New York’s popular Essential Plan under the House Republican health bill? The answer, like so much in health policy, turns out to be more complicated than previously understood.

How AHCA 2.0 would affect NY by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

Recent amendments to the House Republican health plan, which is heading to a potential vote this week, have done little to improve it from New York’s point of view.

Parsing a Medicaid takeover by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

A federally mandated state takeover of local Medicaid costs would likely set up a three-way fiscal tug-of-war between upstate counties, downstate suburbs, and New York City.