Former Obama Aides Lead Opposition to Health Care Repeal

Andrew M. Slavitt, the former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has been trolling Republicans over health care on Twitter, posting hundreds of tweets each week that attack their proposals as meanspirited and wrong. Kathleen Sebelius, Mr. Obama’s first secretary of health and human services, will soon embark on a monthlong bus […]

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

President Donald Trump’s administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage. Community groups say the move, announced to them by contractors last week, will make it […]

The future of health care is anyone’s guess

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They Voted Trump and Need Health Care. A Democrat-Doctor Volunteers

Image: Lt. Governor Ralph Northam arrives at the Wise County Fairgrounds to volunteer during the Remote Area Medical clinic, July 22, 2017, in Wise, Virginia.

WISE, Va. — For Whitney Smith Castle, the health care debate in Washington felt even further away than the 400 miles this corner of Virginia’s coal county is from Congress. Her daughter was having health problems and she didn’t know what to do. “You have no idea how many times we’ve been to doctors,” she […]

How the Republican health-care bill could raise premiums for 177 million Americans

People participate in the Women’s March Alliance Die-in for Health care at Foley Square in New York City. (Andrew Gombert/European PressPhoto Agency) A leading business coalition has warned that employers could pick up the tab if millions of people lose their coverage under the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. David Lansky, president […]

Senate Republicans Close In on Health Bill but Face Revolt

In addition, the bill would make it much easier for states to waive federal requirements that health insurance plans provide consumers with a minimum set of benefits like maternity care and prescription drugs. It would also eliminate funds provided by the Affordable Care Act for a wide range of prevention and public health programs. Before […]

GOP Leaders Want to Vote on Health Care Soon. But They’re Facing an Uphill Battle

In a blow, the Congressional Budget Office said McConnell’s latest bill would produce 22 million additional uninsured people by 2026 and drive up premiums for many older Americans. Congress’ nonpartisan fiscal analyst also said it would boost typical deductibles — the money people must pay before insurers cover costs — for single people to $13,000 […]

Major Health Care Changes in the Senate GOP Bill

Senate GOP Leaders Unveil Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders released a new version of their health care bill on Thursday and they hope to vote on it as soon as next week. Here’s what you need to know about how it would affect your health care. Premiums and deductibles Like Obamacare, the Senate bill provides subsidies to buy insurance […]

Trump: Health vote is last chance for GOP to do right thing

President Donald Trump pressured Republicans Monday to approve the Senate’s wheezing health care bill, saying a showdown vote planned for this week is their “last chance to do the right thing” and erase the Obama health law. Trump’s prodding came a day before leaders have said the Senate will vote on legislation shredding much of […]

Health care is the top issue for Americans — and they don’t like how Trump is handling it, poll says

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