HEALTH CARE2015-05-13T10:58:15+00:00

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.

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Five key decisions for the GOP on healthcare

Republicans have repealed ObamaCare’s individual mandate, but they still have a number of decisions to make on health care in the coming year.

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Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals

A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia’s Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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