WashU Expert: Advice to keep the vulnerable insured

WashU Expert: Advice to keep the vulnerable insured

Mary Politi, associate professor in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is a clinical psychologist with research and expertise in policy, health care and health insurance decision-making. She offers this advice to the president and cabinet members regarding the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare: As the Trump […]
WashU Expert: Republican push for REINS Act could backfire, says congressional expert

WashU Expert: Republican push for REINS Act could backfire, says congressional expert

Conservative columnist George Will is encouraging Republicans to have the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act passed through the U.S. Congress and ready for Donald Trump’s signature on his first day in office. While some see the REINS Act as a way for Congress to reassert its power to control the regulatory rulemaking process, an immediate push for its passage could force the first big battle over Democrats’ use of the filibuster and make it more complicated for Republicans to repeal Obamacare, says Steven S. Smith, a congressional expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

WashU Expert: Supreme Court likely to uphold Obamacare tax credits, avoid chaos​

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to announce its decision in a lawsuit that threatens federal health insurance subsidies for more than 6 million Americans, health care economist Timothy D. McBride, PhD, professor in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, is confident the high court will side with the Obama administration. If the court decides otherwise, low-income residents in many states will have little access to affordable healthcare, he warns.