health law

  • Congress Jul 28, 2019

    Biden’s Full Embrace of Obama Health Law Has Political Risks

    Joe Biden had just rolled out his health care plan when he made what could be a fateful pledge to a crowd in Iowa: “If you like your health care plan or your employer-based plan, you can keep it.” The remark echoed assurances President Barack Obama made repeatedly as he sold the Affordable Care Act, which became known as “Obamacare.”...

  • Donald Trump Apr 2, 2019

    Trump Defers Push for Health Plan After GOP Resistance

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned President Donald Trump to hold off action in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act, telling him to instead take it on the road as a 2020 campaign issue. The two spoke Monday ahead of Trump’s evening tweets suggesting he had moved off his push for a big new health care bill. “I made...

  • Donald Trump Jan 18, 2019

    Trump Administration Proposes Higher ‘Obamacare’ Premiums

    The Trump administration on Thursday announced proposed rule changes that would lead to a modest premium increase next year under the Affordable Care Act, potentially handing Democrats a new presidential-year health care issue. The roughly 1 percent increase could feed into the Democratic argument that the Trump administration is trying to “sabotage” coverage for millions. The administration said the proposal...

  • Donald Trump Oct 27, 2018

    Obama Rips Trump, GOP in Fiery Speeches for Midwest Dems

    Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.” The speeches were among Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns of Trump’s presidency, although the former president was careful to not mention Trump by name. He said the “character...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2018

    Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in Trump Administration’s New Health Insurance Option

    The Trump administration’s new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits....
    Another caveat: if healthy people flock to the new plans as expected, premiums will rise for those who need comprehensive coverage....
    President Donald Trump and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta rolled out their final blueprint for “association health...

  • Donald Trump Feb 12, 2018

    Trump’s $4.4 Trillion Budget Helps Move Deficit Sharply Higher

    President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an era of $1 trillion-plus federal deficits and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced ledger even after 10 years. The budget submitted Monday shows the growing deficits despite major cuts for domestic programs, largely because of last...

  • 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 22, 2017

    Analysis: More Than 4 in 5 Enrolled in ‘Obamacare’ Are in Trump States

    Americans in states that Donald Trump carried in his march to the White House account for more than 4 in 5 of those signed up for coverage under the health care law the president still wants to take down. An Associated Press analysis of new figures from the government found that 7.3 million of the 8.8 million consumers signed up...

  • Donald Trump Dec 21, 2017

    Strong Showing for Obama Health Law as Nearly 9M Sign Up

    In a remarkably strong show of consumer demand, nearly 9 million people signed up for “Obamacare” next year, as government numbers out Thursday proved predictions of its collapse wrong yet again. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said more than 8.8 million people have signed up in the 39 states served by the federal HealthCare.gov website. That compares to...

  • 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 30, 2017

    ‘Obamacare’ Curveball: Free Insurance in 1,500-Plus Counties

    In an odd twist, low-income people in about half of U.S. counties will now be able to get a taxpayer-subsidized “Obamacare” policy for free, according to a new study that suggests some actions by President Donald Trump against the health law could backfire....
    Monday’s analysis of government data by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation runs counter to the perception of staggering...

  • Donald Trump Oct 22, 2017

    Trump Urges House GOP to Move Quickly on Budget, Tax Cuts

    President Donald Trump warned House Republicans on Sunday that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for the nation if they fail on tax overhaul. A GOP aide familiar with the conversation said Trump told the lawmakers again and again that the party would have a steep price to pay in next year’s midterm elections if...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2017

    Trump Promises Tax Cuts as Senate GOP Paves Way With Budget

    President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday “which will be the biggest in the history of our country!” following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans’ promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through Congress by year’s end, an ambitious goal that would fulfill multiple campaign promises...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2017

    Senate Quietly Passes Budget as All Attention Focused on Trump and Kelly

    The Senate cleared the way to President Donald Trump’s tax plan when a $4 trillion budget plan was narrowly pushed through by GOP lawmakers Thursday – this, as attention was focused on Trump and Chief of Staff John F. Kelly’s public argument with Rep. Frederica Wilson over the president’s alleged mistreatment of a Gold Star widow.

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2017

    Senate GOP Backs Budget, Clearing Way for Tax Overhaul

    Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump’s sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they’ve muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades. The GOP on Thursday narrowly backed the budget plan, a prerequisite to major tax legislation. The Senate methodically worked...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2017

    US Uninsured Up 3.5M This Year; Expected to Rise: Survey

    The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over “Obamacare” undermine coverage gains that drove the nation’s uninsured rate to a historic low. That finding is based on the latest installment of a major survey, released Friday. The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index asks a random sample of 500...

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2017

    Trump’s Health Subsidy Shutdown Could Lead to Free Insurance

    If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major “Obamacare” health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable. The unexpected assessment comes from consultants, policy experts, and state officials, who are trying to discern the potential fallout from a Washington health care debate...

  • Donald Trump Oct 14, 2017

    McConnell, Trump Insist They’re ‘Totally Together’ for GOP Agenda

    Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell reaffirmed their alliance of necessity Monday in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous president claimed they were longtime friends now closer than ever; the reserved Senate Republican leader allowed that they share goals and speak often. It was a spectacle that mesmerized Washington, as Trump and McConnell...

  • 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...

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