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.

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.

Trump To Senate GOP: Don't Leave Town Until Health Care Is Figured Out

By Lauren Stephenson | July 19, 2017

President Donald Trump held a luncheon for Republican senators at the White House on Wednesday. Health care reform was on the menu.

Senate GOP's Latest Health Care Effort Dies In Less Than 15 Hours

By Lauren Stephenson | July 18, 2017

Three Republican senators announced they'll oppose efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement.

Health Care Bill Collapse Caught President Trump Off-Guard

By Eugene Daniels | July 18, 2017

Two more senators joined the "no" team Monday night, effectively killing the repeal and replace bill.

Newest Senate Health Care Bill Stalls

By Lauren Stephenson | July 17, 2017

Two more Republican senators have announced their opposition to the current version of the bill.

Top Hospitals Got Richer Under Obamacare, But Didn't Pass It On

By Eugene Daniels | July 17, 2017

A Politico investigation found the top seven hospitals spent 35 percent less on charity care in 2015 than in 2013.

A Senator's Surgery Has Forced Another Delay To The Health Care Vote

By Jake Jones | July 16, 2017

With two GOP senators opposed to the latest version of the bill, Sen. John McCain's absence means Republicans don't have enough votes to advance it.

9 In 10 Health Care Organizations Might've Faced A Data Breach

By Tyler Adkisson | July 14, 2017

Ransomware, malware or denial of service attacks were linked to most breaches. Researchers say the incidents may cost the industry billions.

Republicans Still Lack Support For The Revised Senate Health Care Bill

By Kaveh Kardan | July 14, 2017

Some moderate Republicans aren't OK with revisions to the Senate's health care bill because of prospective cuts to Medicaid.

The Senate GOP Has Released A Revised Health Care Bill

By Lindsey Pulse | July 13, 2017

The first version of the bill wasn't going to get the votes needed to pass.

More Than 400 Charged In Historic US Health Care Fraud Takedown

By Briana Koeneman | July 13, 2017

The U.S. attorney general told reporters the suspects include 115 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.

The Revised Senate Health Care Bill Has A Release Date

By Lauren Stephenson | July 11, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he plans to take action on the bill next week.

Protesters Push Back Against Republican Health Care Bill

By Kyle Pyatt | June 30, 2017

Protesters gathered Wednesday outside the Capitol to voice their opposition to the GOP health care bill.

CBO Says GOP Health Care Bill Cuts Medicaid 35 Percent By 2036

By Matt Picht | June 30, 2017

Democrats requested an additional analysis of the GOP health care bill's long-term effects on Medicaid.

McConnell Delays Vote On Health Care Bill Until After July 4

By Lauren Stephenson | June 27, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn't get enough support to have the bill considered on the Senate floor.

Senate GOP Health Care Bill In Jeopardy Of Stalling At Procedural Vote

By Lauren Stephenson | June 26, 2017

Several Republican senators plan to vote no on a motion to proceed to consider the health care bill if it isn't changed.

These 3 Groups All Oppose The Senate Health Care Bill

By Jake Jones | June 26, 2017

A doctors organization, an interest group and key conservative donors came out in opposition to the bill.

Senate GOP Tweak Health Care Bill Ahead Of Potential Vote

By Jake Jones | June 26, 2017

The main change is meant to encourage people not to let their coverage expire.

CBO Predicts GOP Health Care Bill Could Leave 22 Million Uninsured

By Briana Koeneman, James Packard | June 26, 2017

The nonpartisan agency says the Republican plan will leave 22 million people uninsured over the next decade.

Obama: 'Fundamental Meanness At The Core' Of GOP Health Care Bills

By Lauren Stephenson | June 22, 2017

The former president wrote a lengthy post about his concerns with Republican efforts to repeal and replace his signature health care legislation.

What GOP Opposition To Senate Health Care Bill Means For Its Passage

By Lauren Stephenson | June 22, 2017

The Senate Republicans' health care bill unveiled Thursday gained several vocal critics — Republican senators — within hours.

Reaction To Senate GOP's Health Care Bill Was Quick And Critical

By Stephanie Liebergen | June 22, 2017

Senate Republicans released their version of the American Health Care Act on Thursday.

The Senate Health Care Bill Looks A Lot Like The House's

By Stephanie Liebergen | June 22, 2017

After working on the bill in secret, Senate Republicans published a draft version of their health care bill.

Unseen No Longer: Senate Health Care Bill To Be Unveiled Thursday

By Lauren Stephenson | June 20, 2017

Senate Republicans' efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have been criticized for a lack of transparency.

Democrats Hold Senate Floor To Protest GOP Health Care Efforts

By Lauren Stephenson | June 19, 2017

Democrats used procedural means to protest GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Trump Huddles With Senate Republicans To Discuss Health Care Bill

By Jake Jones | June 13, 2017

GOP senators are operating with the understanding they may not get any Democratic support passing their Obamacare replacement.

Senate Republicans Are Using A Special Rule To Vote On Health Care

By Jake Jones | June 11, 2017

But before they can vote on their version of a health care bill, Senate Republicans need to finalize one.

Democratic Senator Calls Out GOP For Fast-Tracking Health Care Bill

By Lauren Stephenson | June 9, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked a rule that will allow the Senate's version of the American Health Care Act to bypass committee.

Anthem To Exit Obamacare In Ohio, Leaving Thousands Without Coverage

By Grant Suneson | June 6, 2017

Anthem, the last company to cover all of Ohio under Obamacare, is pulling out of ACA coverage for the state.

VA Secretary Targets The Veteran Suicide Rate

By Matt Picht | May 31, 2017

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin plans to lower the veteran suicide rate — but the bulk of the problem happens outside of the VA system.

CBO: Republican Health Care Bill Cuts Less Than Previous Versions

By Jake Jones | May 24, 2017

The latest GOP health care bill — which passed the House in early May — would cut less from the federal deficit than its previous two versions.

Obama Defends His Legacy On Health Care During Acceptance Speech

By Ryan Biek | May 8, 2017

Former President Barack Obama accepted the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

Could The Health Care Vote Cost Republicans The House Majority?

By Briana Koeneman | May 5, 2017

Big votes like this can have long-term effects when it comes to elections.

Hours After House Passes AHCA, Trump Praises Universal Health Care

By Lauren Stephenson | May 4, 2017

The unexpected comment came during President Trump's press availability with the Australian prime minister.

Long Road Ahead Even After House Passes American Health Care Act

By Lauren Stephenson | May 4, 2017

And if the stark differences in reactions to Thursday's vote are any indication, it's going to be a contentious process.

After A Scramble For Support, Health Care Bill Will Come To The Floor

By Jake Jones | May 3, 2017

Republican leaders say they have enough votes to pass the amended American Health Care Act.

Trump Pushes For Second Health Care Vote Without The Votes In Congress

By Jake Jones | May 2, 2017

A second showdown on repealing and replacing Obamacare could happen this week. Will the GOP have enough votes?

Get Ready For Round 2 Of The GOP's Health Care Reform

By Jake Jones | April 26, 2017

The GOP's gearing up for another health care fight. This time, it's the hard-line conservatives who are on board and the moderates who are skeptical.

The Country's Next Surgeon General Is A Nurse

By Jake Jones | April 22, 2017

Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams stepped up from her role as deputy surgeon general.

New Deal Aims To Bridge Republican Health Care Divide

By Ethan Weston | April 20, 2017

The new compromise gives more leeway to states, but certain parts of it might not sit well with moderate Republicans.

Here's What Trump Can Do To Obamacare Even Without Congress

By Eugene Daniels | April 13, 2017

The administration has a lot of power to change the Affordable Care Act — for better or worse.

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

By Zach Toombs | March 29, 2017

Also known as single-payer health care, the plan would expand the safety net for people over 65 to all Americans.

Kansas And Other Red States Push To Expand Medicaid Under ACA

By Jake Jones | March 28, 2017

After Republicans in D.C. failed to replace Obamacare, some red states are expanding Medicaid.

Reeling From Health Care Loss, Trump Administration Turns To Taxes

By Grant Suneson | March 24, 2017

The Trump team will look at overhauling the tax code, but don't expect new legislation soon.

Democrats' Obamacare Celebrations Might Be Short-Lived

By Matt Picht | March 24, 2017

Republicans failed to pass a replacement for Obamacare, but the health care political fight is still far from over.

GOP Pulls Obamacare Replacement Bill After Failing To Muster Votes

By Matt Picht | March 24, 2017

Speaker Paul Ryan suspended the vote on the American Health Care Act after too many Republicans defected.

CBO: New GOP Health Care Bill Is More Expensive, Not More Effective

By Grant Suneson | March 23, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office said the updated American Health Care Act is a step back from the first.

Republicans Make Some Big Changes To Their Health Care Bill

By Katherine Biek | March 21, 2017

Some of those changes include additional tax support for older Americans and further restriction of the federal Medicaid program.

CBO Projects GOP Health Care Plan Will Cut Coverage And Taxpayer Costs

By Jake Jones | March 13, 2017

A new bipartisan report says the American Health Care Act will reduce federal deficits but insure fewer people than Obamacare.

Pence Defends GOP Health Care Plan In Ky., Where Obamacare Had Success

By Jake Jones | March 11, 2017

The vice president defended the GOP health care plan in a state where Obamacare cut the uninsured rate by nearly half.

Speaker Ryan Tells Rebel Republicans Health Care Bill Is Only Step 1

By Matt Picht | March 9, 2017

Paul Ryan says his current plan to repeal and replace Obamacare involves more than the budget reconciliation bill currently up for debate.

Estimate Says GOP's Obamacare Repeal And Replace Plan Could Cost $600B

By Lauren Stephenson | March 7, 2017

The same day the estimate was released, some conservative lawmakers spoke out against the bill — they said it doesn't do enough.

GOP Reveals First Draft Of Obamacare Replacement

By Matt Picht | March 6, 2017

Republicans have unveiled their alternative to President Obama's signature health care law.

Trump Calls Obamacare A 'Disaster,' But It's More Popular Than Ever

By Kate Grumke | February 28, 2017

For the first time, a majority of Americans approve of Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Proposed Republican Health Care Plan Allows States To Keep Obamacare

By Jake Jones | January 23, 2017

Republican's first proposal for replacing Obamacare will give states three options — including keeping Obamacare in place.

More Americans Got Mammograms When Obamacare Footed The Bill

By Briana Koeneman | January 9, 2017

A new study says the mammography rate increased in the two years after Obamacare was put into place.

GOP Starts To Split On Obamacare: Repeal & Delay Vs. Repeal & Replace

By Jake Jones | January 7, 2017

Some GOP lawmakers want to repeal Obamacare now and then craft a replacement. Democrats and other Republicans warn against it.

Paul Ryan Says GOP Will Defund Planned Parenthood Along With Obamacare

By Matt Picht | January 5, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan says the GOP's budget bill defunding Obamacare could include language to block Planned Parenthood's federal funds.

Bernie Sanders Brought A Giant Trump Tweet To Congress To Make A Point

By Grant Suneson | January 4, 2017

Bernie Sanders hopes Trump will temper GOP attempts to alter health care like he promised.

Repealing Obamacare: What It Could Cost And What It Could Save

By Stephanie Liebergen | January 4, 2017

The estimate from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget includes the repeal's effect on the economy.

The Same People Who Voted Trump Likely Benefit From Obamacare The Most

By Eugene Daniels | December 22, 2016

But voters in some of those states picked the candidate who promised to get rid of it.

How Will President-Elect Donald Trump Affect Access To Birth Control?

By Tyler Fine | December 15, 2016

Trump says he would repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood. That could make birth control a lot more expensive.

Millions Of US Kids Aren't Seeing A Doctor Regularly

By Melissa Prax | November 21, 2016

Even with insurance, there are several roadblocks.

Higher Costs And Fewer Choices For Obamacare Customers In 2017

By Matt Picht | October 24, 2016

Price hikes and fleeing insurers overshadow this year's Obamacare enrollment.

Could Hillary Clinton's Plan Fix Our Broken Mental Health Care System?

By Briana Koeneman | August 29, 2016

Clinton's agenda promises to put mental health treatment "on par with that of physical health."

Clinton's New Health Care Plan Is Another Nod In Sanders' Direction

By Melissa Prax | July 9, 2016

Bernie Sanders has praised Hillary Clinton for reforming her health care plan, which now looks more like his.

This At-Home Robot Will Manage Your Health Care

By Lauren Stephenson | July 2, 2016

The device does far more than dispense medications, according to its developers.

The Department Of Justice Made Its Largest Health Care Fraud Bust Ever

By Grant Suneson | June 22, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice announced it rounded up more than 300 people in its largest-ever multistate health care fraud bust.

Survey Shows Health Care CEOs Overwhelmingly Support Obamacare

By Grant Suneson | May 23, 2016

A survey from Modern Healthcare shows more than two-thirds of health care executives support keeping Obamacare, while just 2 percent want it gone.

Poll: Most Americans Want The Government To Pay For Health Care

By Grant Suneson | May 16, 2016

A new Gallup Poll shows 58 percent of Americans think the government should repeal Obamacare and replace it with federally funded health care.

Do-It-Yourself Health Care Apps Are About As Safe As They Sound

By Evan Thomas | April 6, 2016

Doctors say advice from medical apps can be misleading and dangerous.

Where Did Sanders Stand On Health Care In The '90s? Behind Clinton

By Kaileen Gaul | March 12, 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked where Bernie Sanders was in the '90s when she was fighting for health care reform. It got awkward.

Trump Reveals A More Conservative-Leaning Health Care Plan

By Ryan Biek | March 3, 2016

Some of his seven points show a change of strategy for the Republican front-runner.

Under Clinton Pressure, Sanders Gets Specific on Health Care Plan

By Kate Grumke | January 17, 2016

Under pressure from Clinton, and just hours before the debate, Sanders released a plan to pay for Medicare expansion.

Election Issues Of 2016: Health Care

By Karen Rodriguez | September 15, 2015

The Affordable Care Act, entitlement programs and abortion are the major health care issues in the 2016 presidential election.

Obama Distances Himself From Gruber's Health Care Comment

By Madison Burke | November 16, 2014

The president says Jonathan Gruber never worked directly on his staff during the drafting of the Affordable Care Act.

Uber Flu Shots: Where Publicity And Health Care Intersect

By Evan Thomas | October 24, 2014

Called UberHealth, a free, one-day service will ferry health workers — via Uber — to distribute free flu shots.

No. 1 Health Care Provider? Why Wal-Mart Keeps Rebranding

By Cliff Judy | October 6, 2014

Yet again, big box retailer Wal-Mart has announced a new offering of services instead of products. And healthcare is the company's big goal.

Health Care Workers 'Chasing' Ebola Outbreak

By Jasmine Bailey | September 12, 2014

The worst known Ebola outbreak is proving extremely difficult to contain. Hospitals are full, and victims of the virus are suffering in the streets.

Is Mental Health Care Reform The Answer To Mass Shootings?

By Steven Sparkman | May 28, 2014

Mental health care reform always comes up after a mass shooting like the one in Isla Vista, but psychologists say it's not a silver bullet.

White House Extends March 31 Health Care Deadline

By Zach Toombs | March 25, 2014

The extension is meant to give those who started the enrollment process before March 31 time to finish, but it will likely encompass other latecomers.

Obama Selects Health Care Plan As Jan. 1 Deadline Approaches

By Zach Toombs | December 23, 2013

People who started an application Monday will have until the end of Tuesday to finish — 24 hours later than the original deadline.

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