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Health Jan 03Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court
In a move that could put the Obama-era health law squarely in the middle of the 2020 election, Democratic-led states Friday asked the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent court ruling.
Health Dec 313 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare
As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would replace President Barack Obama's health care law with a plan of his own that would provide "insurance for everybody." Nearly three years after taking office, Americans…
Health Dec 30Trump has revealed no single plan to replace all of Obamacare
Nearly three years after taking office, Americans still are waiting for Trump’s big health insurance reveal.
Health Dec 19Michael Bloomberg unveils latest health care plan among 2020 Democratic candidates
The former New York mayor and Democratic presidential candidate embraced a new government-run “public option" to compete with private insurance and called for Medicare to negotiate drug prices, using an approach similar to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent legislation.
Health Dec 18Trump administration wants to import cheaper prescription drugs from abroad
Health officials unveiled a proposed regulation that would allow states to import many brand name drugs from Canada, with federal oversight.
Health Dec 06Senators urge Medicare to let seniors to change drug plans over inaccurate info
Medicare revamped its online plan finder this year and the senators said they've gotten numerous complaints from people in their states about inaccurate information on drug pricing and coverage.
Health Nov 21New Medicare prescription plan finder could steer seniors to costlier care
As open enrollment goes into the home stretch Thanksgiving week, critics say the new tool can create confusion by obscuring out-of-pocket costs that seniors should factor into their decisions.
Health Nov 041 in 2 seriously ill Medicare enrollees struggles with bills
Prescription drug cost is the leading problem, according to a study published Monday.
Politics Nov 01Warren releases plan to fund ‘Medicare for All’
The Massachusetts senator famously "has a plan" for everything, but details of how she'd pay for her health plan come with far higher political stakes.
Health Oct 31‘Obamacare’ costs stable as sign-ups open, but more Americans uninsured
The Affordable Care Act has shown remarkable resiliency, but it has also fallen short of expectations.