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Trump administration will allow states to test Medicaid work requirements

The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow states to test requiring some Medicaid recipients to work or participate in community activities such as volunteering or jobs training as a condition of eligibility for the government health insurance program for the poor.

By |2018-06-13T20:29:18+00:00January 11th, 2018|Health Care, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Senate backers of deal to stabilize Obamacare seek to build support

Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare were seeking on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped.

By |2018-06-13T20:29:35+00:00October 18th, 2017|Health Care, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Trump declares Obamacare ‘dead,’ urges Democratic help for short-term fix

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare “dead” and “gone,” but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7-year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged.

By |2018-06-13T20:29:35+00:00October 17th, 2017|Health Care, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Trump nails Obamacare with decision to cut off billions in subsidies

U.S. President Donald Trump moved to undermine Obamacare dramatically late on Thursday by cutting off subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients, sparking threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets.

By |2018-06-13T20:29:36+00:00October 13th, 2017|Health Care, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Obamacare repeal on the ropes as pivotal Republican rebuffs Trump

U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday to oppose - and likely doom - her party’s last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare.

By |2018-06-13T20:29:38+00:00September 26th, 2017|Health Care, U.S. Politics|0 Comments

State funding changes in spotlight in Republican healthcare bill

Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their “last best chance” to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation.

By |2018-06-13T20:29:38+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Health Care, U.S. Politics|0 Comments