President Trump promoting health care ‘vision’ in swing state NC

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order on preexisting medical conditions Thursday, amid a global pandemic and growing uncertainty about the future of protections guaranteed by the Obama-era health law his administration is still trying to overturn. In a visit to swing state North Carolina, the president will sketch out […]

Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s handling of health care and the coronavirus. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg jolted the presidential campaign just six weeks before the election and as […]

Hospitals, health care sector reel from COVID-19 damage

Washington, D.C., and Houston (AP), May 19 – The global coronavirus pandemic has created a huge need for health care in the U.S., but it also is delivering a devastating financial blow to that sector. Chinese Coronavirus worries have kept patients away from doctors’ offices and forced the postponement and cancellation of non-urgent surgeries. The […]

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire creating new health care company

New York, January 30 (AP) – Amazon is diving into health care, teaming up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase, to create a company that helps their U.S. employees find quality care “at a reasonable cost.” The business giants offered few details Tuesday and said that the project is […]

GOP may keep Obama tax on wealthy in bid to save health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republicans may try preserving a tax boost on high earners enacted by President Barack Obama in a bid to woo party moderates and rescue their sputtering push to repeal his health care overhaul. The break from dogma by a party that has long reviled tax boosts — and most things […]

Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress’ nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama’s law. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was hoping to […]

President Trump meets with Congressman Brady, other House committee chairmen responsible for clearing health care overhaul

Washington, March 10 – President Donald Trump met with the House chairmen and women whose committees are aiding the drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump thanked the leaders for their devotion, leadership and diligent work in shepherding Republican health care legislation through their panels. Both the Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee cleared the legislation earlier […]

Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda 

ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump’s presidency. First, the president will have his say, in his maiden speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. […]

GOP must decide what to do with health law taxes 

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. But as they push their wobbly effort to erase his health care overhaul, they’re divided over whether to repeal the levies the law imposed to finance its expanded coverage for millions of Americans. […]