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Up For Debate: Is Big Pharma To Blame For High Health Care Costs?2:38
May 10, 2018
By Newsy Staff

Up For Debate: Is Big Pharma To Blame For High Health Care Costs?

Newsy partners with Intelligence Squared U.S. to restore critical thinking. In this debate: Should we blame big pharma for high health care costs?
With Google's Help, Fitbit Is Making Moves Into Health Care0:48
April 30, 2018
By Cristina Mutchler

With Google's Help, Fitbit Is Making Moves Into Health Care

Fitbit and Google want to make it easier for doctors and patients to monitor health records and data.
How President Trump's Health Proposal Differs From Obamacare0:58
February 20, 2018
By Cristina Mutchler

How President Trump's Health Proposal Differs From Obamacare

The Trump administration's health care proposal is meant to help bridge a temporary gap in coverage.
President Trump Is Following Through On A Health Care Promise0:36
February 20, 2018
By Cristina Mutchler

President Trump Is Following Through On A Health Care Promise

The Trump administration's proposed changes to health care policy would focus on expanding lower-cost and short-term options.
Obamacare Numbers Remain Strong Despite Shorter Enrollment Window0:53
February 7, 2018
By Gabrielle Ware

Obamacare Numbers Remain Strong Despite Shorter Enrollment Window

Signups slipped 3.7 percent, but some expected them to plummet.
India's Government Plans To Give Millions Of People Free Health Care:43
February 2, 2018
By Briana Koeneman

India's Government Plans To Give Millions Of People Free Health Care

Under the initiative, the Indian government would cover about $7,800 in annual health care costs for 100 million poor families.
3 Major Companies Team Up To Improve Employee Health Care:53
January 30, 2018
By Briana Koeneman

3 Major Companies Team Up To Improve Employee Health Care

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced the new partnership Tuesday.
Balancing Act: When 3 Programs Use Two-Thirds Of The US' Budget2:20
January 25, 2018
By Chance Seales

Balancing Act: When 3 Programs Use Two-Thirds Of The US' Budget

The federal budget breaks down into two major categories: mandatory and discretionary spending.
CHIP Debate Continues As States Say They're Running Out Of Funds5:36
January 17, 2018
By Alexandra Miller

CHIP Debate Continues As States Say They're Running Out Of Funds

The Children's Health Insurance Program was supposed to be funded until March, but many states say they're already running low on money.
Want To Fix America's Health Care Costs? Fix Everything Else First3:03
January 11, 2018
By Eugene Daniels

Want To Fix America's Health Care Costs? Fix Everything Else First

Research shows investing in social services could lead to lower health care costs.
Medicaid Crackdown Could Worsen States' Opioid Addiction Problem1:48
December 6, 2017
By Eugene Daniels

Medicaid Crackdown Could Worsen States' Opioid Addiction Problem

Critics say adding work requirements to Medicaid could worsen the opioid epidemic, but Republicans are promising no one will fall through the cracks.
Senate's Passed Tax Bill Would Nullify Obamacare's Individual Mandate1:27
December 2, 2017
By Jake Jones

Senate's Passed Tax Bill Would Nullify Obamacare's Individual Mandate

The bill passed in the Senate 51-49.
Senate Republicans Will Tack Individual Mandate Repeal Onto Tax Bill1:09
November 14, 2017
By Jake Jones

Senate Republicans Will Tack Individual Mandate Repeal Onto Tax Bill

Repealing the mandate would free up more than $300 billion of revenue over the next decade to balance out the GOP's plan to cut taxes.
A Brief Explainer On Obamacare Enrollment For 20181:01
November 1, 2017
By Katherine Biek

A Brief Explainer On Obamacare Enrollment For 2018

Open enrollment for Obamacare 2018 plans began Nov. 1. For most states, the last day to sign up is Dec. 15.
How Lower Immigration Could Impact Baby Boomers2:11
October 26, 2017
By Eugene Daniels

How Lower Immigration Could Impact Baby Boomers

It has to do with the home health industry — the fifth-fastest growing in the country.
Some Americans Are Super Confused About The Status Of Obamacare1:30
October 25, 2017
By Gabrielle Ware

Some Americans Are Super Confused About The Status Of Obamacare

A new poll says 1 in 4 registered voters surveyed thought Obamacare had been partially repealed.
Schumer Says The Bipartisan Health Care Deal Has The Votes To Pass0:56
October 22, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

Schumer Says The Bipartisan Health Care Deal Has The Votes To Pass

Sen. Chuck Schumer told NBC's "Meet the Press" they have more than enough support for the deal.
That Bipartisan Health Care Deal Isn't Getting Much Bipartisan Support1:18
October 18, 2017
By Katherine Biek

That Bipartisan Health Care Deal Isn't Getting Much Bipartisan Support

Democrats seem to be on board with the Alexander-Murray deal, but many Republicans aren't expressing similar enthusiasm.
Bipartisan Deal: Pay Obamacare Subsidies, Lower State Requirements1:05
October 17, 2017
By Jake Jones

Bipartisan Deal: Pay Obamacare Subsidies, Lower State Requirements

The deal would extend key Obamacare subsidies in exchange for allowing states more flexibility in the market.
Trump's Health Insurance Actions Could End In A 'Death Spiral'1:08
October 13, 2017
By Matt Picht

Trump's Health Insurance Actions Could End In A 'Death Spiral'

Trump's actions to modify the Obamacare insurance marketplace could result in higher prices and fewer insurers.
Trump Administration To End Critical Obamacare Subsidies To Insurers1:09
October 13, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

Trump Administration To End Critical Obamacare Subsidies To Insurers

The Trump administration is scrapping a critical set of Obamacare subsidies that help lower-income Americans pay for health care.
Trump's New Executive Order Aims To Expand Health Care Options1:05
October 12, 2017
By Katherine Biek

Trump's New Executive Order Aims To Expand Health Care Options

Trump called the executive order a first step "to providing millions of Americans with Obamacare relief."
CDC: Many New Cancer Cases Related To Obesity0:59
October 4, 2017
By Cristina Mutchler

CDC: Many New Cancer Cases Related To Obesity

The CDC says obesity-related cancers accounted for 40 percent of new cancer cases in the U.S. in 2014.
Reports: Senate Will Not Vote On Obamacare Repeal Bill0:48
September 26, 2017
By Jake Jones

Reports: Senate Will Not Vote On Obamacare Repeal Bill

The bill's fate was sealed when two more senators joined John McCain and Rand Paul in opposing the latest repeal effort.
Collins Is A 'No' On Graham-Cassidy, Effectively Killing The Bill0:58
September 25, 2017
By Carter Woodiel

Collins Is A 'No' On Graham-Cassidy, Effectively Killing The Bill

Susan Collins is the third Republican senator to oppose the bill, leaving it just shy of the 50 votes it needs.
Revisions Made To GOP Health Care Bill To Target Key Votes1:16
September 25, 2017
By Katherine Biek

Revisions Made To GOP Health Care Bill To Target Key Votes

A revised version of the Graham-Cassidy plan would give more federal funds to the states of key Senate holdouts, like Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
John McCain Says He Won't Vote For Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill0:59
September 22, 2017
By Ethan Weston

John McCain Says He Won't Vote For Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

The Graham-Cassidy health care bill seems to be in jeopardy as another Republican senator comes out against the legislation.
Here's A Glimpse At The Latest GOP Health Care Bill, Graham-Cassidy1:51
September 20, 2017
By Jake Jones

Here's A Glimpse At The Latest GOP Health Care Bill, Graham-Cassidy

The bill would end the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion and institute a per-person spending cap for the program.
The GOP Has Another Shot To Repeal Obamacare, And It's Coming Up Soon2:23
September 18, 2017
By Jake Jones

The GOP Has Another Shot To Repeal Obamacare, And It's Coming Up Soon

The deadline to pass the bill in the Senate with only GOP support is the end of this month.
'Medicare For All' Has Some Big-Name Backers — And Democratic Skeptics2:17
September 13, 2017
By Eugene Daniels

'Medicare For All' Has Some Big-Name Backers — And Democratic Skeptics

Bernie Sanders' bill has a long way to go before it becomes law.
Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare For All' Health Care Plan, Explained1:38
September 13, 2017
By Zach Toombs

Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare For All' Health Care Plan, Explained

Also known as single-payer health care, the plan would expand the safety net for people over 65 to all Americans.
Trump Plans New Health Care Push — Because Congress Isn't Busy Enough1:37
September 6, 2017
By Eugene Daniels

Trump Plans New Health Care Push — Because Congress Isn't Busy Enough

And the Senate will have less than a month to get it done.
Democratic 'Rising Star' Harris Will Back Sanders' Health Care Bill1:09
September 3, 2017
By Gabrielle Ware

Democratic 'Rising Star' Harris Will Back Sanders' Health Care Bill

Sen. Kamala Harris' support could help give the bill some steam.
The Entire US Will Have Obamacare Coverage In 2018 But It May Not Last1:17
August 24, 2017
By Grant Suneson

The Entire US Will Have Obamacare Coverage In 2018 But It May Not Last

Every county in the U.S. will likely have a health insurer through the federal marketplace in 2018 after the last county without it got coverage.
Trump Won't Kill The Obamacare Subsidies — For Now1:00
August 16, 2017
By Matt Picht

Trump Won't Kill The Obamacare Subsidies — For Now

The White House will keep funding the cost-sharing reduction subsidies that help support the Obamacare insurance markets — at least for another month.
CBO Says Cutting Obamacare Subsidies Could Get Pricey1:09
August 15, 2017
By Matt Picht

CBO Says Cutting Obamacare Subsidies Could Get Pricey

Trump's threat to end some insurance subsidies could raise premiums and cost the federal government more money.
Trump Promises State Of Emergency On Opioid Crisis1:12
August 10, 2017
By Matt Picht

Trump Promises State Of Emergency On Opioid Crisis

President Trump told reporters he's drafting an emergency declaration to deal with the national opioid overdose epidemic.
Uncertainty Pushes Major Insurer To Leave An Entire State's Exchange0:56
August 7, 2017
By Jake Jones

Uncertainty Pushes Major Insurer To Leave An Entire State's Exchange

Anthem just announced it will back out of Nevada's Obamacare exchange for 2018.
Trump Can't Repeal Obamacare Alone, But He May Be Able To 'Implode' It1:38
August 1, 2017
By Gabrielle Ware

Trump Can't Repeal Obamacare Alone, But He May Be Able To 'Implode' It

President Donald Trump is threatening to end what he called "bailouts" for health insurers and Congress.
The White House Wants The Senate To Try Again On Health Care1:00
July 30, 2017
By Ethan Weston

The White House Wants The Senate To Try Again On Health Care

It seems like a lot of people are ready for Congress to move on from health care, but the White House isn't ready to give up yet.
John McCain Gets His Maverick Groove Back2:43
July 28, 2017
By Eugene Daniels

John McCain Gets His Maverick Groove Back

McCain killed the Obamacare repeal vote in dramatic fashion.
Senate Fails To Pass Obamacare Repeal1:43

Senate Fails To Pass Obamacare Repeal

After a tense debate, the Senate has voted to reject a proposal to repeal Obamacare.
After Rejecting Health Care Plan, Sen. Murkowski Faces Retaliation1:24
July 27, 2017
By Grant Suneson

After Rejecting Health Care Plan, Sen. Murkowski Faces Retaliation

Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke threatened to hit back at his state over Sen. Lisa Murkowski's health care vote.
With Funding On The Line, Planned Parenthood Backers Rally At Capitol1:09
July 27, 2017
By Luke Piotrowski

With Funding On The Line, Planned Parenthood Backers Rally At Capitol

Republicans' health care plans would strip federal funding from the organization.
Republican Effort To Repeal Obamacare With No Replacement Falls Flat0:58
July 26, 2017
By Grant Suneson

Republican Effort To Repeal Obamacare With No Replacement Falls Flat

The Senate bill was voted down 55-45, mostly because many senators refused to take away health care with no replacement.
With The Clock Running, Senate Health Care Bill Has A Long Way To Go0:43
July 26, 2017
By Stephanie Liebergen

With The Clock Running, Senate Health Care Bill Has A Long Way To Go

When the Senate session started Wednesday morning, lawmakers had 17 hours remaining to debate the health care bill.
America's Mayors Still Aren't On Board With Obamacare Repeal1:45
July 25, 2017
By Eugene Daniels

America's Mayors Still Aren't On Board With Obamacare Repeal

Mayors have been speaking out about the GOP's plan to repeal Obamacare for months.
The Senate's Debate On Health Care Reform Is Officially Underway0:45
July 25, 2017
By Stephanie Liebergen

The Senate's Debate On Health Care Reform Is Officially Underway

Senate took a controversial vote Tuesday on the motion to proceed with the Republicans' health care reform effort.
Sen. John McCain Returns To The Senate To Vote On Health Care1:00
July 25, 2017
By Lindsey Pulse

Sen. John McCain Returns To The Senate To Vote On Health Care

McCain said he's also looking forward to discussing the National Defense Authorization Act, as well as sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea.
Paul Ryan Thinks Tax Reform Will Be A Win Despite Health Care Losses1:27
July 21, 2017
By Gabrielle Ware

Paul Ryan Thinks Tax Reform Will Be A Win Despite Health Care Losses

Paul Ryan says Republicans are united on tax reform and will rewrite the tax code this year.