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More Health Insurance Woes Looming: Blame Trump or Obama?

More Health Insurance Woes Looming: Blame Trump or Obama?

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | May 20
Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance - but why, and who's to blame?

Senate Conservatives: Ease Obama Health Care Law Protections

Senate Conservatives: Ease Obama Health Care Law Protections

By Alan Fram and Richard Lardner | May 14
Conservative senators are pushing to diminish insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law as Senate Republicans try fashioning legislation overhauling the nation's health care system.

White House: Republicans to be Rewarded for Health Care Vote

White House: Republicans to be Rewarded for Health Care Vote

By Darlene Superville | May 9
The health advocacy group Save My Care on Monday announced the launch of a six-figure TV and digital advertising campaign beginning this week, targeting 24 Republican House members who voted last week to repeal Obamacare.

AP Explains: Why the Sick Will Face Coverage Problems

AP Explains: Why the Sick Will Face Coverage Problems

By Tom Murphy | May 7
The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health problems.

House Repeal of 'Obamacare' Hands Hot Potato to Wary Senate

House Repeal of 'Obamacare' Hands Hot Potato to Wary Senate

By Alan Fram and Richard Lardner | May 6
The House bill was written by Republicans representing districts often drawn to incorporate strong majorities of GOP voters. Senators represent entire states, and many tend to reflect more pragmatic views than their House colleagues.

Trump Says New GOP Health Care Plan Will Have Lower Premiums

Trump Says New GOP Health Care Plan Will Have Lower Premiums

By Catherine Lucey | May 2
President Donald Trump is promoting a revamped health care overhaul effort after failing to advance legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in his first three months in office.

Feds to Provide $485M in Grants to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Feds to Provide $485M in Grants to Combat Opioid Epidemic

By Kathleen Foody | Apr 22
The federal government will provide states nearly half a billion dollars for prevention and treatment programs aimed at confronting the opioid epidemic, which Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price described Wednesday as a "crisis."

Insurers Say Trump Must do More to Stabilize 'Obamacare'

Insurers Say Trump Must do More to Stabilize 'Obamacare'

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Tom Murphy | Apr 17
"Obamacare" is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for.

House Chairman Skeptical of Conservatives' Health Care Idea

House Chairman Skeptical of Conservatives' Health Care Idea

By Alan Fram | Apr 16
A House committee chairman who's a leading author of the mired Republican health care bill said Thursday he's skeptical about proposals the Trump administration and conservative GOP lawmakers have discussed.

Getting A Second Opinion from a Doctor Could Be A Lifesaver

Getting A Second Opinion from a Doctor Could Be A Lifesaver

Apr 10
A new study found that only 12 percent of patients seeking a second opinion at the Mayo Clinic got confirmation of their original diagnosis, and 21 percent received a "distinctly different" one.

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