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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.
Politics Aug 01President Trump on tricky legal ground with ‘Obamacare’ threat
President Donald Trump's threat to stop billions of dollars in government payments to insurers and force the collapse of "Obamacare" could put the government in a tricky legal situation.
Health Jul 2062 percent of U.S. want federal government to ensure health care for all, poll says
The survey findings from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicate a change in public attitudes over the past few months, as concerns mounted about GOP legislation estimated to leave tens of millions without coverage.
Politics Jul 19Americans want lawmakers to revise ‘Obamacare,’ not kill it, poll says
Americans overwhelmingly want lawmakers of both parties to work out health care changes, with only 13 percent supporting Republican moves to repeal "Obamacare."…
Politics Jul 19‘Repeal now, replace later’ could have an immediate impact on consumers
Problems could start this fall for customers buying individual health policies, say independent experts, with more insurers likely to exit state markets around the country, and those remaining seeking higher rates.
Health Jul 10Survey: U.S. uninsured up by 2 million this year as gains erode
WASHINGTON — The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode.
Politics May 31House GOP health care bill does not deliver on Trump’s promises, poll says
Three in four Americans say they don't think the narrowly-passed bill fulfills most of Trump's promises, according to a poll from Kaiser Family Foundation…