Stories tagged: Obamacare
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid “Obamacare” turmoil
The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over “Obamacare” undermine coverage gains that drove the nation’s …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Top Dems nix White House demands to alter health care deal
Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support
A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. But its fate remained unclear …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
Q&A: New health bill offers stability, respite on premiums
The bipartisan health care bill formally proposed Thursday in Congress would help stabilize insurance markets up-ended by the fierce partisan battle over “Obamacare.” For consumers, it offers a potential respite …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize
States are seeing more stability in their Medicaid programs after experiencing a surge in enrollment and costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that one of the major pillars …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance
If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major “Obamacare” health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Bipartisan health care deal once again possible
The prospects for a bipartisan deal to reform some aspects of Obamacare may have come full circle since early September, from possible to impossible to possible again.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Montana insurance providers allowed to file rate increases
Federal regulators are allowing two companies offering health insurance through the individual market in Montana to file rate increases after President Donald Trump’s decision last week to end certain payments …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
‘I’ve got to stay,’ Pelosi says, to defend Obamacare
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Sunday that she has remained atop her caucus primarily to defend the Affordable Care Act from attempts by President Donald Trump and congressional …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers
In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Trump’s health care end run reflects frustrations
Frustrated over setbacks in Congress, President Donald Trump wielded his rule-making power Thursday to launch an end run that might get him closer to his goal of repealing and replacing …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees
The Senate’s top Republican, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is promising to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed the confirmation pace on a backlog of President …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
State losing millions over delay in checking Medicaid applications, audit says
The backlog in processing applications for expanded Medicaid coverage is costing the state millions, state audit report says.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Ex-Obama officials begin health insurance sign-up campaign
Former Obama administration officials are undertaking a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Obamacare rates set to rise as Trump’s opposition fuels turmoil
A day after Republicans failed yet again to repeal Obamacare, confusion sowed by President Donald Trump’s opposition to the law is roiling the health-insurance market.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Republican leaders: Senate won’t vote on Obamacare repeal
Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the health care law Tuesday, just ahead of a critical end-of-the-week deadline.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
McConnell: Debate over nation’s health care will continue
The partisan battle over the country’s health care system will “certainly continue,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. But he stopped short of saying whether the chamber will vote …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Sen. Collins’ opposition essentially kills GOP health care drive
The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Opposition from GOP senators grows, jeopardizes health bill
Republican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the teetering effort to scrap …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow
Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
McCain to oppose Obamacare repeal, possibly dooming GOP effort
Sen. John McCain said Friday he’ll vote against the GOP-only Obamacare repeal proposal, becoming the second Republican to oppose the measure and possibly dooming the ability of party leaders to …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
GOP health bill offers provisions aimed at helping 2 states
Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Washington, Idaho could see losses under new Senate health care bill
Between Washington and Idaho, more than 850,000 people could lose health care coverage in 10 years under the latest Senate proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare, a research group estimates.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Obama: GOP’s efforts to repeal health care ‘aggravating’
Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday called repeated Republican efforts to repeal his signature health care law “aggravating” as he urged people not to be discouraged by unsteady progress as …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Jimmy Kimmel: Senator ‘lied right to my face’ on health care
Jimmy Kimmel sharply criticized U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on his late-night show, saying the Louisiana Republican “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Trump pressing GOP senators to act on new health proposal
With time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Washington senators: Don’t jam through new Trumpcare plan
Democratic senators from Washington call for bipartisan health care reform,
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama’s health care law, giving a public boost to a proposal that’s given …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law
Senate Republicans are revving up a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law. Though the effort faces low odds of success and just a two-week window to …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Five governors urge Congress to bolster Obamacare markets for 2018
Five governors – critics and backers of the Affordable Care Act – called on Congress Thursday to bolster the insurance exchanges created under the law, challenging President Donald Trump’s argument …