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 WindowBy 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 CareBy 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 CareBy 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' BudgetBy 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 FundsBy 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 FirstBy 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 ProblemBy 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 MandateBy Jake Jones | December 2, 2017
The bill passed in the Senate 51-49.
Senate Republicans Will Tack Individual Mandate Repeal Onto Tax BillBy 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 2018By 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 BoomersBy 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 ObamacareBy 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 PassBy 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 SupportBy 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 RequirementsBy 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 InsurersBy 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 OptionsBy 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 ObesityBy 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 BillBy 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 BillBy 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 VotesBy 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 BillBy 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-CassidyBy 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 SoonBy 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 SkepticsBy 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, ExplainedBy 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 EnoughBy 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 BillBy 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 LastBy 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 NowBy 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 PriceyBy 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 CrisisBy 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 ExchangeBy 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' ItBy 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 CareBy 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 BackBy Eugene Daniels | July 28, 2017
McCain killed the Obamacare repeal vote in dramatic fashion.
Senate Fails To Pass Obamacare RepealBy 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 RetaliationBy 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 CapitolBy 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 FlatBy 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 GoBy 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 RepealBy 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 UnderwayBy 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 CareBy 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 LossesBy 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 ReachBy 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 YetBy 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.
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