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  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has nominated Republican Marvin Kaplan to the government's board of referees between unions and businesses. A fifth seat remains empty, but Trump is expected to fill it with another Republican for a GOP majority for the first time since 2007. If confirmed, Kaplan would join GOP chairman Philip Miscimarra on the board.

  • WASHINGTON— A leading Republican senator is calling for immediate action to stabilize shaky health insurance markets around the country, amid concerns that the GOP will get blamed if constituents' lives are disrupted. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee called on the Trump administration Thursday to guarantee payment of billions of dollars in disputed "...

  • Tom Price, U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), speaks during a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

    HHS Secretary Tom Price's testimony came as GOP senators push toward voting on their yet-to-be-unveiled bill before July 4.

  • Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn

    Democrats protested the GOP health plan Tuesday during the Senate drug pricing hearing, interrupting the Republican agenda.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump:. President Donald Trump says he wants every high school in America to offer apprenticeship programs. Trump also says at a round table conversation at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin that he loves the "name Apprentice"— a reference to the reality television show he used to host.

  • Patient visiting a doctors office, affordable health care act

    The Trump administration has yet to clarify questions about funding for low-income healthcare enrollees.

  • Among the group's recommendations for the Senate include maintaining the expansion of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled, while also limiting federal spending for certain populations, according to a copy of the proposal. Members of the group, which include governors from Utah, Tennessee and Michigan, are also now...

  • GOP Republican Candidate Rand Paul

    After the House passed the American Health Care act, these senators will be pivotal in determining its future, Vox reports.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) (R-KY) speaks as Sen. John Barrasso (L) (R-WY) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R) (R-MO) look on during a news conference on Capitol Hill on March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has assembled a working group to try to find a consensus on the House health-care bill.

  • Protest outside the offices of Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) asking the congressman to protect the Affordable Care Act from being repealed in Miami.

    Humana is the only insurer offering exchange plans this year in Knoxville but is dropping out of the Obamacare market in 2018.

  • Scott Gottlieb

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb said he'd use his drug industry experience as a force to improve the FDA.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated former National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta to serve as U.S. secretary of labor, one day after Trump's original choice withdrew. Acosta has had a decades-long public service career, serving in three presidentially appointed and Senate- confirmed positions, and is expected to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated former National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta to serve as U.S. secretary of labor, one day after Trump's original choice withdrew. Acosta has had a decades-long public service career, serving in three presidentially appointed and Senate- confirmed positions, and is expected to...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Feb 15- The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to the Obamacare individual insurance market that insurers welcomed as a good start but that raised the possibility of higher out-of-pocket cost for consumers. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to scrap the 2010 healthcare law that is a...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to the Obamacare individual insurance market that insurers welcomed as a good start but that others pointed out could raise out-of-pocket cost for consumers. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to scrap the 2010 healthcare law that is a key legacy of...

  • Andrew Puzder, chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants Inc, is one of several Trump nominees who face strong opposition from Senate Democrats and progressive groups. He said he paid back taxes for employing the maid to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and to California. Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and...

  • Andrew Puzder, chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants Inc, is one of several Trump nominees who face strong opposition from Senate Democrats and progressive groups. He said he paid back taxes for employing the maid to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and to California. Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and...

  • Fight for $15 workers protest the nomination of Andy Puzder for labor secretary on January 26, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Andy Puzder, the labor secretary nominee, hired an undocumented household employee, NBC News reports.

  • Feb 3- More than 9.2 million U.S. consumers signed up for health insurance using the Healthcare.gov website during the open enrollment period between November and Jan. 31, the U.S. government said on Friday. Enrollment was down from 9.7 million a year ago but the decline was smaller than some had predicted amid President Donald Trump's push to overturn former...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The U.S. Senate could vote as early as Monday on confirming President Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, with the political parties potentially entering a standoff requiring Vice President Mike Pence to act as tie-breaker. On Friday morning, the Senate voted 52 to 48 on a procedural measure paving the way to the final...