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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 from the spiral of rising premiums and dwindling choice.

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 of former President Barack Obama’s health overhaul may be nearing its peak.

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 making upper-tier plans more affordable.

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.

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 to insurers that help low- to middle-income workers, the state’s insurance commissioner said Monday.

‘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 Republican to repeal the 2010 health law.

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 for months.

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 “Obamacare.”

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 Donald Trump’s judicial nominees.

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 on the latest Republican plan repealing the Obama health care law, which seems virtually certain to be rejected.

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 the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that “right now” he doesn’t back it.

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 Party’s years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old McCain emerged as the destroyer of his party’s signature promise to voters.

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 co-sponsored the legislation, according to analysts who’ve studied the legislation.