Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trump Health Overhaul

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 28, 2017, after the Republican-controlled Senate was unable to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare."

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law. In apparent frustration over Friday’s failure by the Senate ...
In this March 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, followed by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, leaves Capitol Hill Washington after rallying support for the Republican health care overhaul with GOP lawmakers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Going into this week’s federal budget battle, the White House toyed with a hardball tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump’s priorities. They just might eliminate billions of dollars in ...
In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

BY TOM MURPHY A much tighter sign-up deadline and coverage delays will be waiting for some health insurance customers now that President Donald Trump’s administration has finished a plan designed to stabilize shaky insurance markets. Shoppers will have a shorter ...
In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and TOM MURPHY WASHINGTON (AP) — “Obamacare” is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for. With the “repeal and replace” effort at an impasse on Capitol Hill, the administration released on Thursday a ...
President Donald Trump points as he speaks during a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

BY JULIE BYKOWICZ and KEN THOMAS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to give the teetering Republican plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law a new sense of urgency by saying he’d ...
This Wednesday, March 1, 2017, file photo shows President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., right as he speaks during a meeting with House and Senate leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BY KEN THOMAS and JULIE BYKOWICZ WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is deploying an outside and inside strategy to fulfill his campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” seeking support beyond Washington before making an in-person pitch on Capitol ...
President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, during a meeting with the Republican House whip team about the proposed health bill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

BY KEN THOMAS and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he was “proud to support” House Republicans’ proposal for replacing the Affordable Care Act,” though he noted that he considered it the first phase of his planned ...
From left, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. meet with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, following a closed-door meeting with the GOP caucus to disucss repeal of President Obama's health care law now that the GOP is in charge of White House and Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and TOM MURPHY WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took steps Wednesday intended to help calm jittery insurance companies and make tax compliance with former President Barack Obama’s health law less burdensome for some people. But the ...
In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page is seen on a laptop in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s election ushers in a time of high anxiety for people with health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law, which expanded coverage to millions but has struggled to find widespread public acceptance. While ...
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