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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.
Politics Aug 15Individual health policies will have higher premiums if Trump halts ‘Obamacare’ subsidies, report says
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office also estimated that cutting off the payments would add $194 billion to federal deficits over a decade.
Health Aug 10Trump administration’s actions raise health insurance premiums, study says
Researchers from the Kaiser foundation looked at proposed premiums for a benchmark silver plan across major metropolitan areas in 20 states and Washington, D.C. Overall, they found that 15 of those cities will see increases of 10 percent or more…
Politics Aug 02New court ruling complicates Trump’s threat to push ‘Obamacare’ into collapse
If Trump makes good on his threat, experts estimate that premiums for a standard "silver" plan would increase by about 19 percent.