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  • Sen. Jim DeMint

    Many wasteful government programs could be cut to manage debt, Republican former Sen. Jim DeMint tells CNBC.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans. Nineteen Republican governors were successful in defying the Affordable...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for health secretary defended his vast healthcare stock holdings as being ethical and legal on Wednesday and said Americans who have gained coverage under Obamacare will not suddenly go without healthcare. The Georgia orthopedic surgeon spoke while testifying at a U.S. Senate committee hearing...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for health secretary defended his personal stock investments and proposals to dismantle Obamacare on Wednesday in response to questioning by a U.S. Senate panel. He said an overhaul of the law will initially focus on individual health plans sold on online exchanges and the Medicaid program for the...

  • President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage "insurance for everybody," he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night. Trump did not give the newspaper specifics about his proposals to replace Democratic President Barack Obama's signature health insurance law, but said the plan was...

  • WORCESTER, Mass.— An ambulance company that operates in Massachusetts says it'll pay nearly $13 million to settle claims it fraudulently billed Medicare. The Springfield Republican newspaper says the claims were brought against MedStar Ambulance of Massachusetts by an ex-employee. A complaint filed in U.S. District Court says Dale Meehan worked as a...

  • Federal health regulators are concerned that dialysis patients are being steered into private insurance as opposed to Medicare or Medicaid.

  • The Treasury Department said Thursday that the December budget deficit was $27.5 billion, nearly double the $14 billion in December 2015. The adjusted deficit for October through December was $230 billion, up by nearly one-third from $174 billion a year ago. The federal government's largest health care programs, Medicare and Medicaid, saw spending increase 5...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump pushed Congress on Tuesday to act swiftly to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and follow up with a replacement. The push for speed and coordination came as growing numbers of Republicans expressed concerns about GOP leadership's plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement in hand,...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump says that President Barack Obama's health care law "will fall of its own weight." House Speaker Paul Ryan says the law is "in what the actuaries call a death spiral. But with Republicans in the majority and driving the agenda, here's a look at some of the GOP claims about the law, and how they compare with the facts:.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 5- Scientists have shown conclusively that treatment not only improves the health of people infected with HIV, it also stops transmission of the virus that causes AIDS. But the roadmap is tentative, and complicated: it would keep the Medicaid expansion and the new individual insurance plans in place and delay major changes for up to three years.

  • That will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans who do not have access to employer-sponsored insurance or Medicaid, and who are too young to enroll in Medicare. But repeal of the ACA will also raise the cost of Medicare for current and future enrollees. But it is clear that Republicans, rather than fix the existing system's problems, intend to...

  • People sit with insurance agents as they discuss plans available under the Affordable Care Act in Miami.

    Ron Williams, former Aetna CEO, weighs in on the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and how it may impact health care.

  • Dem. caucus responds to Obamacare meetings

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the press conference by Democratic Congressional leaders on the Affordable Care Act with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

  • Schumer: GOP will have trouble getting votes to repeal without replacement

    At a press conference on the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressional leaders answer questions on keeping Republicans from repealing Obamacare.

  • Schumer: GOP will regret repealing Obamacare

    At a press conference on the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressional leaders answer questions on Obamacare.

  • Bernie Sanders calls out Trump over Medicare, Medicaid

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Democratic Congressional leaders speak at a press conference on the Affordable Care Act.

  • Pelosi: We had 3 goals for Obamacare

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressional leaders speak at a press conference on the Affordable Care Act.

  • Medical bill invoice

    Every American can play a role in fixing the broken health-care system. How? Refuse to pay medical bills until hidden costs are revealed.

  • Elderly retiree medicare

    Most retirees depend on Medicare, but it's not a one-stop program, and it requires a lot of research. Here's what you need to know.