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More ACA Plans to Come With No Premiums in 2018

Trump indirectly bolstered the federal subsidies that help consumers with their insurance premiums<p>Insurers selling Affordable Care Act plans have a compelling new pitch: free health insurance.<p>When sales of plans on the law’s exchanges begin Nov. 1, a growing number of consumers around the country …

Health Care

How the GOP health bills would change "Obamacare"

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Dialysis Firms Get Help From Congress to Lift Charity Ban

Members of Congress are pushing to revise an Obama-era rule that barred some dialysis patients from getting aid from industry-backed charities, a …

What Changed in the Health Repeal Plan to Win Over the Freedom Caucus — The New York Times

There are three rules that states could apply to waive in the newest proposed revision to the Republicans’ health care plan.

Those Indecipherable Medical Bills? They’re One Reason Health Care Costs So Much.

The catastrophe struck Wanda Wickizer on Christmas Day 2013. A generally healthy, energetic 51-year-old, she suddenly found herself vomiting all day, racked with debilitating headaches. When her alarmed teenage son called an ambulance, the paramedics thought that she had food poisoning and didn’t …

The GOP health bill doesn’t know what problem it’s trying to solve

After seven years of drafting a replacement plan, we get … this?<p>Have you read Sarah Kliff’s thorough look at the GOP Obamacare replacement? You have? Good. Some thoughts.<p>Little in politics shocks me. The process House Republicans want to use for their health care bill does. After literally <i>years</i> of …

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Zenefits Lays Off 17% of Workers to 'Refocus'

Insurance software startup Zenefits has laid off approximately 250 employees from its sales and recruiting organization, representing around 17% of …

Where would literature be without the Second World War?

A new book about Hitler has convinced Simon Heffer that history scholarship can always improve<p>Where would literature be without the Second World War? The fiction mostly came early on – the Sword of Honour trilogy, as well as fine novels by such underrated writers as Nicholas Monsarrat and Eric …

Lincoln’s Civil War brilliance: The real story of the political savvy that helped end slavery

<b>Allan Pinkerton, Abraham Lincoln, center, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand in Antietam, Md., after the Battle of Antietam on Oct. 3, 1862. (AP/Library Of Congress/Alexander Gardner)</b><p>The president walked a careful line, sometimes imperfectly. But his political skills ultimately won emancipation<p>James …

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