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Health Care In America

Millions of people enrolled in President Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act. But the future of that health care legislation under President Donald Trump and a Republican-led Congress is unclear.

Obamacare Numbers Remain Strong Despite Shorter Enrollment Window

By Gabrielle Ware | February 7, 2018

Signups slipped 3.7 percent, but some expected them to plummet.

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

By Briana Koeneman | February 2, 2018

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

By Briana Koeneman | January 30, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced the new partnership Tuesday.

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

By Chance Seales | January 25, 2018

The federal budget breaks down into two major categories: mandatory and discretionary spending.

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

By Alexandra Miller | January 17, 2018

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 First

By Eugene Daniels | January 11, 2018

Research shows investing in social services could lead to lower health care costs.

Medicaid Crackdown Could Worsen States' Opioid Addiction Problem

By Eugene Daniels | December 6, 2017

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 Mandate

By Jake Jones | December 2, 2017

The bill passed in the Senate 51-49.

Senate Republicans Will Tack Individual Mandate Repeal Onto Tax Bill

By Jake Jones | November 14, 2017

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 2018

By Katherine Biek | November 1, 2017

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 Boomers

By Eugene Daniels | October 26, 2017

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 Obamacare

By Gabrielle Ware | October 25, 2017

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 Pass

By Lindsey Pulse | October 22, 2017

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 Support

By Katherine Biek | October 18, 2017

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 Requirements

By Jake Jones | October 17, 2017

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'

By Matt Picht | October 13, 2017

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 Insurers

By Briana Koeneman | October 13, 2017

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 Options

By Katherine Biek | October 12, 2017

Trump called the executive order a first step "to providing millions of Americans with Obamacare relief."

CDC: Many New Cancer Cases Related To Obesity

By Cristina Mutchler | October 4, 2017

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 Bill

By Jake Jones | September 26, 2017

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 Bill

By Carter Woodiel | September 25, 2017

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 Votes

By Katherine Biek | September 25, 2017

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 Bill

By Ethan Weston | September 22, 2017

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-Cassidy

By Jake Jones | September 20, 2017

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 Soon

By Jake Jones | September 18, 2017

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 Skeptics

By Eugene Daniels | September 13, 2017

Bernie Sanders' bill has a long way to go before it becomes law.

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

By Zach Toombs | September 13, 2017

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 Enough

By Eugene Daniels | September 6, 2017

And the Senate will have less than a month to get it done.

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

By Gabrielle Ware | September 3, 2017

Sen. Kamala Harris' support could help give the bill some steam.

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

By Grant Suneson | August 24, 2017

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 Now

By Matt Picht | August 16, 2017

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 Pricey

By Matt Picht | August 15, 2017

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 Crisis

By Matt Picht | August 10, 2017

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 Exchange

By Jake Jones | August 7, 2017

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' It

By Gabrielle Ware | August 1, 2017

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 Care

By Ethan Weston | July 30, 2017

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 Back

By Eugene Daniels | July 28, 2017

McCain killed the Obamacare repeal vote in dramatic fashion.

Senate Fails To Pass Obamacare Repeal

By Stephanie Liebergen, Matt Picht | July 28, 2017

After a tense debate, the Senate has voted to reject a proposal to repeal Obamacare.

After Rejecting Health Care Plan, Sen. Murkowski Faces Retaliation

By Grant Suneson | July 27, 2017

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 Capitol

By Luke Piotrowski | July 27, 2017

Republicans' health care plans would strip federal funding from the organization.

Republican Effort To Repeal Obamacare With No Replacement Falls Flat

By Grant Suneson | July 26, 2017

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 Go

By Stephanie Liebergen | July 26, 2017

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 Repeal

By Eugene Daniels | July 25, 2017

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 Underway

By Stephanie Liebergen | July 25, 2017

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 Care

By Lindsey Pulse | July 25, 2017

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 Losses

By Gabrielle Ware | July 21, 2017

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

How Donated Bikes Are Putting Education And Health Care Within Reach

By Melissa Prax | July 21, 2017

World Bicycle Relief gets bikes to those who need them, which it says can increase access to health care, education and more.

Amid Health Care Fight, Trump Says Insurance Costs '$12 A Year'

By Grant Suneson | July 20, 2017

President Trump told The New York Times that health insurance costs $12 per year, though the actual figure can be hundreds of dollars every month.

CBO Score Of The GOP's Repeal-Only Health Care Bill Is Harshest Yet

By Stephanie Liebergen | July 20, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office estimates a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would increase the number of uninsured people by 32 million.

This 52-Year-Old Amendment Is Controlling The Health Care Debate

By Eugene Daniels | July 19, 2017

Medicaid has been a serious roadblock to the GOP's repeal-and-replace efforts.

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