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Politics Mar 13Tom Price, ousted health secretary, repaid $60,000 for chartered flights
House Democrats say former health secretary Tom Price repaid the government nearly $60,000 for his costs on private charter flights taken for official business.
Politics Feb 20Trump administration unveils short-term medical plans with cheaper premiums, fewer benefits
The plans would come with a disclaimer that they don't meet the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections, such as guaranteed coverage, or the requirement to offer robust benefits.
Nation Feb 13Who wins and who loses in Trump’s proposed Medicare drug plan
Trump has made bringing down drug costs a top priority, but his administration's plan would create winners and losers. Here's what we know.
Politics Feb 10On drug costs, modest steps follow Trump’s big promises
As a candidate, Trump advocated Medicare negotiations and he called for allowing consumers to import lower-priced medicines from abroad. But the White House strategy paper veers away from such dramatic steps.
Health Jan 04Trump administration proposes interstate sale of health insurance
The new rule would make it easier for groups, or associations, to sponsor health plans that don't have to meet all consumer protection and benefit requirements of the Obama law. Those requirements improve coverage, but also raise premiums.
Politics Dec 17Sign-ups show Affordable Care Act’s staying power in Trump era
A deadline burst of sign-ups after a tumultuous year for the Obama health law has revealed continued demand for the program’s subsidized individual health plans.
Politics Nov 13Trump names former drug executive as new health secretary
Turning to an industry he’s rebuked, President Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive be his health and human services secretary.
Nation Nov 08After victories in Tuesday elections, Democrats see health care as a winning issue
Emboldened by election wins, Democrats are starting to see a political edge in health care, particularly widening Medicaid access for more low-income people.
Nation Oct 27Trump administration proposes health law benefit changes
The Trump administration on Friday proposed new health insurance regulations that could affect basic benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, but not for a couple of years.
Health Oct 25Online ‘window shopping’ for 2018 health law plans underway
Consumers can start previewing plans and premiums online Wednesday for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in 2018.