ObamaCare

“It’s a viable idea”: what liberals like about the latest Republican health care proposal

Republican legislators and policy experts are kicking around a novel way to increase health coverage: automatically enrolling millions of uninsured Americans into low-cost insurance plans.<p>The idea has shown up on the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal and been discussed in private meetings of …

Medicare

Trump Decides Not To Blow Up Obamacare — Yet

A lawsuit to cut off billions owed to insurance companies will continue.<p>President Donald Trump and House Republicans have decided not to blow up the Obamacare health insurance markets just yet.<p>In a filing to a federal appeals court Monday, the Justice Department and lawyers representing House …

Affordable Care Act

Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's budget that is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday will include $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid -- a move that underscores the President's resolve to significantly downsize the federal program even as Republican lawmakers are clashing over the issue in Congress.<p>The $800 …

Affordable Care Act

The obscure Senate rule that could sink Obamacare repeal, explained

Let’s talk about the Byrd Rule.<p>The fate of the Republican drive to repeal and replace Obamacare — and of the 24 million more Americans who could be uninsured if they succeed — now lies with obscure, complex Senate rules.<p>One rule in particularwill determine what Republicans can include in the bill, …

U.S. Congress

Trump's budget comes out Tuesday — and it's expected to cut $1.7 trillion from programs like Medicaid and food stamps

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending-cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.<p>Trump's blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. It includes a wave …

Foreign Aid

Frustrated Republicans try to rewrite Congress’ rules

Longstanding norms are being swept aside in the GOP’s haste to enact its agenda.<p>Republicans are increasingly eager to rewrite the rules of Congress to push through their agenda — never mind any potential long-term damage to the institution.<p>Senate Republicans nuked the filibuster on Supreme Court …

Affordable Care Act

How today's House v. Price hearing could blow up Obamacare

It's going to be an incredibly busy week in health policy — let's get to it.<p><b>TODAY: HOUSE v. PRICE UPDATE —</b> The administration is facing a deadline to decide how to proceed in a lawsuit filed by House Republicans alleging thatbillions of dollars of Obamacare subsidies were funded illegally.<p>If the …

Affordable Care Act

Maybe the AHCA didn’t really pass the House, after all

House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act in a hurry on May 4. They held no hearings on the final version, and it passed with only two …

American Health Care Act

White House asks for more time on health care subsidies

The Trump administration and House Republicans asked a federal court Monday for a 90-day delay in a case involving the subsidies about 7 million people get to reduce the cost of their Affordable Care Act plans.<p>The administration said it will continue paying these cost-sharing subsidies until then, …

Affordable Care Act

Here's Why Americans Like Obamacare More Than Trump's Health Plan

<i>This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool.</i><p>After Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States, and Republicans held …

Health Care

Republicans seek court delay in ObamaCare payment case

Republicans are seeking another 90-day extension in a federal court case centered on insurer payments under ObamaCare, as congressional lawmakers and the Trump administration consider a broader legislative package to replace the existing law.<p>Democrats say the push to delay will only add more …

Nancy Pelosi

$368M budget boost sought for Louisiana Medicaid expansion

Louisiana lawmakers are being asked to add $368 million in federal funding to the health department budget to keep from running out of money for the …

Medicaid

Nearly 20 Million Have Gained Health Insurance Since 2010

The number of Americans without health insurance has fallen drastically in recent years, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics.<p>In 2016, there were 28.6 million Americans without health insurance, down from more than 48 million in 2010. Some 12.4 percent of adults aged …

Affordable Care Act

Trump administration: No promises on insurer payments

The Trump administration says it's up to Congress to solve the uncertainty over future Affordable Care Act insurer payments, despite reports that …

Affordable Care Act

Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies

The Trump administration and U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Monday told a federal court they have not yet decided on how to proceed in a major case that could end cost-sharing subsidies paid to insurers that are vital to the functioning of the Obamacare healthcare law.<p>In a joint …

U.S. House of Representatives

LA Health Clinic 'A Microcosm' Of Fears About Trump Administration Policies

President Trump’s push to repeal the Affordable Care Act and crack down on illegal immigration has many worried.

Affordable Care Act

Insurer subsidy lawsuit delayed, again

The Trump administration and the House have officially asked to delay, once again, a decision on how to resolve a court case challenging the legality …

Affordable Care Act

White House Budget to Kick Off Next Fiscal Fight

President Donald Trump is releasing his fiscal 2018 budget on Tuesday, the beginning of what could be a challenging, lengthy battle in Congress. Here’s a guide to the budget path ahead:<p>What happens next?<p>Administration officials, including budget director Mick Mulvaney and Treasury Secretary Steven …

U.S. Congress

Report: Big Cuts To Medicaid Coming In Trump Budget This Week

Trump’s budget proposal is set to be unveiled on Tuesday.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, set to be unveiled on Tuesday, will include cuts to Medicaid and propose changes to other assistance programs for low-income citizens, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.<p>The White House did …

Canadian News

White House to roll out budget proposal, cutting Medicaid, assistance to the poor

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is thousands of miles away, but his policy agenda faces tests back home this week as he looks to shift the focus from Russia investigations to his plans for boosting American military power and revamping the tax code.<p>The White House on Tuesday will roll out a …

Congressional Committees

Trump's plan to nix community block grants may be tough sell

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may have a tough time carrying out plans to kill a popular program that has helped build fire stations, provided meals to needy children and more. Plenty of lawmakers — including some key Republicans — enthusiastically support the Community Development Block …

News

House GOP Must Bridge Gaps on Budget Before Moving to Taxes - Bloomberg

House Republicans say they aren’t close to agreeing on a budget blueprint they have to approve before they can move ahead with one of their top …

Freedom Caucus

Australia adamant that pay dispute won’t impact their Champions Trophy campaign

MARCUS Stoinis insists the ongoing pay dispute between the Australia players and Cricket Australia (CA) won’t be a distraction during the ICC …

Affordable Care Act

Republicans Race The Clock On Health Care — But The Calendar Is Not Helping

Back in January, Republicans boasted they would deliver a “repeal and replace” bill for the Affordable Care Act to President Donald Trump’s desk by …

Health Policy

Trump Continues Game Playing In Hopes of Destroying Obamacare

The campaign to destroy Obamacare continues apace:The Trump administration on Monday plans to ask a federal court for another 90-day delay in a …

Health Care

Medicaid cost increases by state, under the AHCA

The House health care bill would require many states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to pay much more for their newly eligible …

Affordable Care Act

Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits

President Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the …

Affordable Care Act

Blame For Obamacare's Next Rate Hike Shifts To Trump And GOP

The healthcare industry is beginning to shift blame for Obamacare’s 2018 rate hikes and an unstable individual insurance market to Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress.<p>An alliance of health insurers, doctors and employers are urging the Trump administration and Congress to fund cost-sharing …

Affordable Care Act

With all eyes on Trump, GOP Congress is still working to strip health care from millions

New analysis suggests that 6 million people could lose insurance due to pre-existing conditions under GOP's bill<p>One of the most popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) is the ban on insurance discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions. It’s no wonder, then, …

Affordable Care Act

Trump wants to destroy ObamaCare subsidies: report

A Monday court hearing could signal doom for ObamaCare.<p>The Trump administration may drop the legal appeal that has kept $7 billion in annual …

Insurance