• Donald Trump Sep 11, 2018

    GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End ‘Obamacare'

    Arizona’s new senator says he’d vote to repeal the nation’s health care law. That’s one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the party’s drive with his fabled thumbs-down vote last year. It could well be too little, too late. After years of trying to demolish former President Barack Obama’s...

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2018

    Modest Premium Hikes as ‘Obamacare' Stabilizes, Data Show

    Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That’s the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but resilient program, which still sparks deep divisions heading into this year’s midterm elections. The Associated Press and the consulting firm Avalere Health crunched available state data...

  • Donald Trump Apr 11, 2018

    Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

    Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing rebates they get from drugmakers along to some customers starting next year. They could spark a trend: The idea has been championed by President Donald Trump, and it’s...

  • America Dec 20, 2017

    Trump on Tax Bill: ‘Obamacare' Has Been Repealed

    President Donald Trump said ahead of a final vote on a major tax plan that repeals the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act that it amounts to a repeal of “Obamacare.”

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2017

    ‘Obamacare' Sign-Ups Top 600K in First Week, Despite Trump Outreach Cutbacks

    More than 600,000 people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the first week of open enrollment, the government said Thursday. That pace tracks with previous years despite persistent political turmoil over the health law. Figures released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services showed that 601,462 people signed up Nov. 1-4 in the 39 states...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2017

    Study: Free ‘Obamacare' for Older, Poorer in Nearly All Counties

    Older people with low incomes nearly everywhere would have access to free “Obamacare” health coverage next year, according to a study Thursday that found the Trump administration’s efforts to undercut the Affordable Care Act have broad unintended consequences. The analysis by the consulting firm Avalere Health found that in nearly 98 percent of counties served by HealthCare.gov, a 50-year-old making...

  • Donald Trump Oct 14, 2017

    Key Questions and Answers About Trump's Health Care Move

    President Donald Trump’s move to stop paying a major “Obamacare” subsidy will raise costs for many consumers who buy their own health insurance, and make an already complicated system more challenging for just about everybody. Experts say the consequences will vary depending on how much money you earn, the state you live in, and other factors. Overall, Trump’s decision will...

  • Congress Sep 26, 2017

    Health Care Bill All But Dead

    With just four days until a critical deadline, the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare is all but dead after one more Republican announced she won’t support it.

  • Cancer Jul 28, 2017

    US Senate Votes Down Obamacare Repeal

    A final Senate push to repeal and replace Obamacare failed with three Republicans voting “no,” including Sens. John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins.

  • Attorney General Jul 19, 2017

    Senate Considers New Options for Health Care Bill

    President Trump is blaming Democrats for the collapse of his party’s latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, and on Wednesday Republican leaders are regrouping as they search for a path forward on health care reform and other issues.

  • Donald Trump Jul 19, 2017

    ‘Repeal Now, Replace Later' Could Immediately Create Problems for Consumers, Experts Say

    Consumers would feel the impact immediately if Republicans repeal “Obamacare” with no replacement. Problems could start this fall for customers buying individual health policies, say independent experts, with more insurers likely to exit state markets around the country, and those remaining seeking higher rates. Low-income people who qualified for expanded Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, might...

  • Donald Trump Mar 9, 2017

    Industry Groups Oppose GOP Health Bill, Ryan Seeks Unity

    Pivotal industry and consumer groups mounted intensifying opposition to the Republican health care bill as GOP leaders labored Wednesday to rally a divided party behind their high-stakes overhaul drive. Lawmakers cast Congress’ initial votes on the legislation as House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the proposal as “what good, conservative health care reform looks like.” The American Medical Association, the American...

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2017

    Trump Praises Health Care Bill, but Conservatives Skeptical

    A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill Tuesday less than 24 hours after its launch, even as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders began trying to sell the legislation as the long-promised GOP cure for “Obamacare.” “We’re going to do something that’s great and I’m proud to support the replacement plan released by the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 7, 2017

    GOP Bill Unlikely to Settle Passionate Health Care Debate: Analysis

    The nation’s passionate debate about the role of government in providing health care for citizens and paying the costs is unlikely to be settled by the legislation newly revealed by House Republicans. With Republicans now controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, the bill would drive government policy down routes long advocated by conservatives. The course correction would...

  • Cancer Mar 6, 2017

    What if There's No Affordable Insurance to Buy?

    Leslie Kurtz needed three plates, eight screws and a big assist from her insurer after breaking every bone in her ankle while white water rafting. Coverage she purchased through a public insurance exchange established by the federal health care law paid $65,000 toward surgery and the care she needed after the 2015 accident. But that protection may not exist next...

  • Donald Trump Feb 21, 2017

    Rise in Premiums Lays Bare 2 Americas on Health Care

    Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. The subsidized coverage “Obamacare” offers provides protection from life’s unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Brett Dorsch is also self-employed and buys his own health insurance. But he gets no financial break from the Affordable Care Act. “To me, it’s just been a...

  • Donald Trump Feb 10, 2017

    Senate Confirms Health Secretary Nominee Tom Price

    Republican Tom Price was confirmed as secretary pf Health and Human Services in a 5247 vote that took place early Friday morning.

  • California Jul 20, 2016

    Covered California Monthly Premiums to Increase by More Than 13 Percent

    Monthly premiums in California’s health insurance exchange will increase by more than 13 percent on average next year after two major insurers requested large rate increases, officials said Tuesday.

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