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Politics Oct 19Could Trump inadvertently breathe life into Obamacare?
President Donald Trump's attempt to shut off the subsidy for health insurance copays and deductibles would cause a different subsidy to jump up, the one for premiums.
Politics Oct 12Trump plans to ‘immediately’ stop ACA payments to insurers
In a move likely to roil America's insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to persuade Congress to unravel for months.
Politics Oct 12WATCH: Trump signs executive order to boost lower-premium health plans
Frustrated by health care failures in Congress, President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite some federal insurance rules as a beginning of renewed efforts to undermine "Obamacare," the program he's promised to kill.
Health Oct 11Why some doctors are questioning Trump’s new birth control rules
The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts about effectiveness and safety.
Politics Oct 06Trump weakens Obamacare’s birth control mandate
The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons.
Politics Sep 29Trump says Price’s travel becoming a distraction, AP sources say
President Donald Trump has been telling associates that his health chief has become a distraction, overshadowing his agenda and undermining his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" of corruption, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Politics Sep 28Health secretary Price says he’ll repay government for private charter travel
The repayment — $51,887.31, according to Price's office — was for the embattled secretary. Price did not address the overall cost of the flights, which could amount to several hundred thousand dollars.
Politics Sep 27Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure
Some lawmakers said it's still possible to bridge the partisan gap on a limited set of priority issues.
Politics Sep 21AP FACT CHECK: President Trump’s tweets on GOP health bill and pre-existing conditions
President Donald Trump says the latest Republican health bill ensures coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. But an AP Fact Check finds that the legislation could leave them vulnerable.
Nation Aug 31Trump administration cuts funding for Affordable Care Act sign-up programs
In a call with reporters, Health and Human Services officials say advertising will be cut to $10 million for the 2018 open enrollment season. That's down from $100 million for the 2017 sign-up season.