Republicans Now Control Obamacare. Will Your Coverage Change?

Though they failed to mobilize Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act last month, Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) (right), Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and the White House could still undercut the insurance exchanges, reduce Medicaid benefits and let states limit coverage of birth control or prenatal visits. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images […]

On Golf Course, Trump Talks Health Care With Dr. Rand Paul

Image: A Secret Service agent opens the door of the presidential vehicle for Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, left, on the South Lawn driveway at the White House in Washington, April 2, 2017.

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. — President Donald Trump brought Sen. Rand Paul to his Virginia golf course on Sunday, planning to discuss health care with the outspoken critic of the failed plan to repeal and replace so-called Obamacare. The outing to Trump National Golf Club came hours after Trump tweeted that talks on replacing the law […]

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Hit With 13 Health Violations in January


President Donald Trump may want to consider swinging by the kitchen when he visits his plush Mar-a-Lago resort this weekend. Florida health inspectors found more than a dozen violations during a Jan. 26 check of the Palm Beach, Florida estate, according to recently published reports from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations. Play […]

GOP House leaders tweak health-care bill after Trump demands action

House Republican leaders presented a modified version of their stalled health-care bill Thursday after Vice President Pence pressured them to show progress toward passing the bill before lawmakers leave for a two-week recess. On Thursday morning, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) invited more than 20 fellow Republicans to his weekly news conference to reveal […]

State mental health system in crisis, clients, families say

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Maine Compass: Maine’s low health ranking is a call for action

We Mainers like to explain our state as a series of dichotomies. Whether it’s physical geography — mountains vs. the sea — or social geography — bustling small cities vs. a rolling rural countryside — we can never quite let go of the idea of “two Maines.” As is often the case with such platitudes, […]

GOP congressman resigns from Freedom Caucus after health care drama

If President Donald Trump is going to put the blame for Republicans’ inability to pass health care legislation on the House Freedom Caucus, at least one member of the conservative coalition thinks it deserves it. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, resigned Sunday from the coalition of 35 to 40 conservative House lawmakers in protest over the […]

Health Department celebrates National Public Health Week

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GOP ‘cannibalization’ after failed health care push

“You know, the great tendency in politics today is to, in frustration, go after each other rather than the fundamental dynamics that are causing the problem,” Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said. | AP Photo Congress Republican infighting breaks out all over Washington. By Kyle Cheney and Rachael Bade 03/30/17 01:11 PM EDT Republican infighting consumed […]

House Conservatives Emerge From White House Without Health Care Accord

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