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Monday, Nov 20, 2017

More Consumers Finding Free or Cheap 'Obamacare' Coverage

More Consumers Finding Free or Cheap 'Obamacare' Coverage

Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017

Trump Promises Americans 'Huge Tax Cut' for Christmas

Trump Promises Americans 'Huge Tax Cut' for Christmas

President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027. Speaking...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017

Millions Will Forgo Coverage If 'Obamacare' Mandate Repealed

Millions Will Forgo Coverage If 'Obamacare' Mandate Repealed

Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others. The drive by Senate...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

Senators Reach Deal on Resuming Payments to Health Insurers

Senators Reach Deal on Resuming Payments to Health Insurers

Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies.

Friday, Jul 14, 2017

Audit: Proposed Changes to ACA Could Be Catastrophic for DC

Audit: Proposed Changes to ACA Could Be Catastrophic for DC

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act or significant changes to Medicaid could leave tens of thousands of Washington, D.C., residents without insurance coverage or cost the District hundreds of millions of dollars a...

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017

Hardball Health Care Option May Cost Taxpayers, and Trump

Hardball Health Care Option May Cost Taxpayers, and Trump

Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump's priorities. The administration just might eliminate...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

How GOP Plans to Make Health Care Plan Into Law: Analysis

How GOP Plans to Make Health Care Plan Into Law: Analysis

After more than 60 votes and seven years of promises, Republicans offered their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now, the real work begins. Republicans must navigate a...

Friday, Feb 3, 2017

9.2 Million Signed Up for Obamacare in 2017

9.2 Million Signed Up for Obamacare in 2017

Facing higher premiums, less choice and a last-minute advertising pullback, fewer people signed up for coverage this year through HealthCare.gov, according to data from a preliminary government report...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

Insurers Mull Exit From Exchanges or Price Hikes

Insurers Mull Exit From Exchanges or Price Hikes

The Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges have become too risky for major health insurers, and that's creating further doubt about coverage options consumers might have next year.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

Repeal of Health Law Could Mean Women Pay More For Less

Repeal of Health Law Could Mean Women Pay More For Less

From a return to higher premiums based on gender, to gaps in coverage for birth control and breast pumps, experts say women could end up paying more for less if the Obama-era health care law is repealed. The...

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