‘Obamacare’ likely to survive, high court arguments indicate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A more conservative Supreme Court appears unwilling to do what Republicans have long desired: kill off the Affordable Care Act, including its key protections for pre-existing health conditions and subsidized insurance premiums that affect tens of millions of Americans. Meeting remotely a week after the election and in the midst of a pandemic that has […]

Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now. In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled Friday […]

Officials are promoting lower-cost, short-term health plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums. But the policies don’t have to cover existing medical conditions and offer limited benefits. It’s not certain if that’s going to translate into broad consumer […]

Doyal’s pro-government funding of universal health care proclamation raises question why Hospital District spends $5.8 million on indigent care program to cover 440 patients

Conroe, July 23 – At the Tuesday, July 24, 2018, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioner’s Court, ultra-liberal lame duck County Judge Craig Doyal will introduce and advocate a resolution to celebrate National Health Center Week. Community health centers have become a key component of the Obama/Clinton-era health care system. The Kaiser Family Foundation released […]

Trump administration takes another swipe at ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Saturday it’s freezing payments under an “Obamacare” program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. In a weekend announcement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […]

Bids to curb health care costs offer little more than talk

 WASHINGTON (AP) — It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums. But Congress’ effort to stabilize the nation’s insurance markets is faltering amid escalating demands by each party and erratic positions by President Donald Trump. Democrats want bigger federal subsidies for consumers under President Barack Obama’s health care law while Republicans, […]

Trump reverses course on emerging Senate health care deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement, and top congressional Republicans and conservatives gave it a frosty reception. Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced their accord Tuesday after weeks of negotiations and […]

Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. The Health and Human Services department made the announcement in a statement late Thursday night. “We will discontinue these payments […]

United States Senator Rand Paul’s Statement Why He Opposes the Graham/Cassidy “ObamaCare Lite” Bill

Washington, D.C., September 22 – United States Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, issued a full statement explaining why he opposes the Graham/Cassidy “ObamaCare Lite” repeal proposal. Paul released his statement on September 20. Arizona Republican Senator John McCain announced his opposition to the proposed legislation today. United States Senator Rand Paul’s Statement: “No one […]

Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal “Obamacare” would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. Independent analysts say the latest Senate Republican bill is likely to leave more people uninsured than the […]

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