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McConnell: Next Steps on Obamacare are ‘Somewhat Murky’

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that the next steps for Congress on health care reform are "somewhat murky," but that Republicans in the Senate will talk with Democrats to see what sort of measures the two parties might be able to agree on.<p>"Obviously we had a …

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How President Trump derails his own message, over and over again

WASHINGTON — The White House wants to talk about tax reform, repealing Obamacare, and infrastructure proposals – all the policy initiatives administration officials insist will "make America great again." Yet one person, operating with impunity within the West Wing, repeatedly derails that …

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Employers May Soon Be Able to Deny Birth Control Coverage

Talk about a hard pill to swallow—the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported last week that "Federal health officials are expected to finalize a regulation that would allow employers with religious or moral objections to birth control to omit coverage for contraception."<p>We've heard reports since early May …

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The time Obamacare’s opponents won by losing

<i>This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox here</i><i>.</i><p><i>The following is an outtake from our</i> <i>oral history</i> <i>of Obamacare's near-death experiences.</i><p>Randy Barnett is …

Politics

Wealth Redistribution is Not Economic Justice

The famed observer of democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville, writes that, though democratic nations love freedom, “for equality they have an ardent, …

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The IRS Is Still Enforcing The Individual Mandate, Despite What Many Taxpayers Believe

There has been considerable speculation since President Trump’s Inauguration Day Affordable Care Act Executive Order as to whether the Internal …

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Trump won towns drowning in despair. Will he save them? | Miami Herald

One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their …

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Upon Returning From Recess, Republicans Will Face Ticking Clock To Shore Up Marketplaces

Lawmakers will need to scrounge up 60 votes in 12 days to pass their bipartisan bill. Meanwhile, another plan from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) …

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Heller: I hope we find 50th vote for ObamaCare repeal

Sen. Dean HellerDean HellerWhy 'cherry-picking' is the solution to our nation’s flood insurance disaster Club for Growth endorses Nicholson in …

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IRS Releases Draft Forms For 2017 ACA Reporting

The Internal Revenue Service has released drafts of the forms it will use for Affordable Care Act reporting for 2017, including form 1095-A (used by …

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GOP senator: ‘Too difficult to say’ if Trump will be 2020 nominee

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsOPINION: Congress should censure Trump for his unfit conduct No. 2 Senate Republican backs McConnell in Trump fight …

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How Typically Risk-Averse Insurers Are Helping Save Obamacare

Companies are stepping in to sell plans in the pockets of the country where other insurers left residents with no options for ACA coverage.

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2 Maps Show The Big Obamacare Crisis Republicans Keep Citing Isn't Actually That Big

It's a real issue for some parts of the country. But it's not so hard to fix.<p>The supposed implosion of the Affordable Care Act’s private insurance markets looks more and more like a manageable, geographically limited problem ― one that policymakers could fix pretty easily, if only some of them …

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Republicans Face Looming Deadline on Health Law

Lawmakers will have 12 legislative days to decide whether to pass a bipartisan health bill<p>WASHINGTON—A fast-approaching deadline for insurers to commit to selling health plans next year under the Affordable Care Act is pressuring Republican lawmakers to decide quickly whether to shore up the law …

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Obamacare survives its latest threat — bare counties

Insurers have stepped in to offer coverage where others refused despite Trump’s threats to dismantle the health care law.<p>President Donald Trump contends the health care law is “dead,” but residents of all but one county in America will be able to get an Obamacare health plan next year.<p>Poised for …

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Left warns Democrats in tax reform fight

Liberal activists are already working to keep Democrats united against GOP tax plans.<p>Liberal activists who hounded the GOP throughout its failed Obamacare repeal bid are gearing up to hit any Democrat who strays from the fold on tax cuts for the wealthy — including some of the party’s most …

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Kasich on proposal to end ObamaCare subsidies: 'That would be a disaster'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Sunday slammed President Trump's proposal to end key payments to insurance companies participating in ObamaCare, saying it …

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In Tennessee, Promoting Enrollment in Tenuous Health Care Plans

NASHVILLE — Sharon Barker isn’t used to recruiting new health insurance customers in deepest summer, long before the enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act. But this year, everything is different.<p>Despite surviving Republican efforts to repeal it, the law known as Obamacare remains …

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Healthcare bills aim to remedy racial disparities in the shadow of Charlottesville

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have for years sought to add to Obamacare through healthcare provisions targeting racial disparities, but …

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Ask doctors how to reform health insurance

In “Health care reform will work if Trump abandons ‘sabotage’“ (Aug 10), Sen. Dianne Feinstein makes a salient argument for immediate action to …

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Colorado’s candidates for governor should stick to the facts on Medicaid

The Denver Post’s John Ingold engaged in one of the greatest acts of journalism this month — fact-checking political claims.The claim, among …

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The ‘Tanning Tax’ Is A Public Health Success Story

Among the lesser known provisions in the now-rejected Republican House and Senate health care bills was a plan to eliminate an excise tax on tanning …

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‘President Trump, Are You Listening?’ Why We’re Urging President Trump to End Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidies

Posted: Aug 19, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Health care is at the front line in a power play for America. A White House official announced Wednesday that the Trump …

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If The Trump Administration Terminates Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments, States Can Use 1332 Waivers To Fund Their Own

One of the main causes of instability in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health exchanges, aside from the constant stream of repeal-and-replace …

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What Might Have Been

Republicans squandered a chance to enact their agenda early in Donald Trump’s first term by betting on a foolish, long-shot legislative strategy. Now …

Here's how expanding Medicare could set us on the path to universal health coverage

With Republicans seeming to have abandoned their repeal-or-bust attack on the Affordable Care Act, the path to improving Americans' health coverage is wide open.<p>That has given the idea of single-payer a jump-start. But it hasn’t done much to clarify the most important question: How do we get there …

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If Congress doesn’t fund Obamacare subsidies next month it could get pretty complicated

State health insurance regulators have been hoping for the best when it comes to 2018 exchange enrollment, but are now bracing for the worst-case …

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Oh, Great. Texas Just Passed an Awful “Rape Insurance” Law.

<i>Welcome to The Week in Reproductive Justice, a weekly recap of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Vulnerable: Democratic Senator Makes An Admission About Obamacare (And Liberals Won't Like It)

under pressure, huh?

Conservative View

[Oprah voice] You get a longer open enrollment! And you get a longer enrollment!

<i>This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox here</i><i>.</i><p>The Trump administration announced in April that it would cut the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment …

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