• Donald Trump Jul 24, 2019

    Auto cae en un socavón

    President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order allowing small businesses to buy health insurance plans that may not meet Obamacare standards as a way to push through health care reform with lower-premium plans.

  • Donald Trump Jan 4, 2018

    In New Rule, Trump Tries to Deliver a Health Care Promise

    Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed regulations to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. The complex proposal from the Labor Department aims to deliver on President Donald Trump’s long-standing pledge to increase competition and lower costs by promoting the sale of health plans...

  • Donald Trump Dec 29, 2017

    'Obamacare' Sign-up Tally Dips Slightly to 8.7M

    More than 8.7 million people signed up for coverage next year under the Obama-era health care law, the government reported Thursday, as the program that President Donald Trump has repeatedly pronounced “a disaster” exceeded expectations. The final tally for the 39 HealthCare.gov states showed about 80,000 fewer sign-ups than an initial count provided last week, before the Christmas holiday. A...

  • Congress Dec 12, 2017

    Some Glitches Seen in Deadline Week for ‘Obamacare' Sign-Ups

    Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for “Obamacare” sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience. In Illinois, some consumers who successfully completed an application for financial assistance through HealthCare.gov got a message saying they would likely be eligible to buy a health plan, “but none are...

  • Congress Nov 15, 2017

    ‘Obamacare' Sign-Ups About 45 Percent Ahead of Last Year's Pace

    Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year’s pace, according to government data released Wednesday. The numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services come as Republican senators are pushing to pay for tax cuts by repealing the “Obamacare” requirement to carry coverage. The new figures show that nearly 1.5...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2017

    Bipartisan Health Care Bill Would Slash Deficit: Report

    A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets would slash the federal deficit by nearly $4 billion in the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office announced Wednesday. The CBO determined the Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act, sponsored by Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, would shrink the deficit by $3.8 billion between...

  • Congress Oct 22, 2017

    Schumer: All 48 Democrats Support Health Deal

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that all 48 Senate Democrats support the health care deal negotiated between Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., NBC News reported. If Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., puts the bill on the floor, it would “pass overwhelming,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” After numerous attempts...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2017

    Bipartisan Plan to Curb Health Premiums Gets Strong Support

    A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. As the measure’s prospects grew, Republican frustration burst into the open over President Donald Trump’s erratic response to the plan. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington appeared together...

  • Donald Trump Oct 18, 2017

    Trump Takes Tax Pitch to Conservative Think Tank

    President Donald Trump took his tax sales pitch to a conservative think tank Tuesday evening, arguing his plan would be a boon to the economy, boosting growth and jobs. “Let’s give our country the best Christmas present of all: massive tax relief,” Trump told the annual meeting of the Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club. Trump also used his appearance to argue...

  • Donald Trump Sep 4, 2017

    Frustration Mounts Over Premiums for Individual Health Plans

    Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over. Some are expecting premiums for 2018 to rival a mortgage payment.

  • Attorney General Aug 6, 2017

    McConnell to Consider Bipartisan Plan to Pay Health Insurers

    A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’d consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets....
    McConnell told reporters Saturday there is “still a chance” the Senate could revive the measure to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” but he acknowledged the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2017

    Veteran Shares Warning of Timeshare Scheme

    One Benbrook man spent years trying to sell his timeshare, but when he finally heard from a buyer, he found himself in the middle of a big mess.

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2017

    Some Parts of ‘Obamacare' Are Working Fairly Well

    President Donald Trump and Republican leaders say drastic action is needed because the Obama-era health care overhaul is a disaster, with soaring premiums and insurers bailing out. It’s true that major parts of the 2010 law are clearly troubled, but others are working fairly well. The risk is that the GOP’s “rescue mission” will inflict collateral damage on what’s working...

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