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  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...

  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...

  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...

  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...

  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...

  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...

  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...

  • Earlier this week, newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stalled the rollout of mandatory Medicare payment reform programs for heart attack treatment, bypass surgery and joint replacements finalized by the Obama administration in December. Hospitals and physician groups have been counting on support from Medicare- the federal...

  • WASHINGTON— Once again, "Obamacare" has survived a near-death experience. It was the latest attempt to undo the Affordable Care Act, which already beat two Supreme Court challenges. The ACA has added coverage in two main ways: a Medicaid expansion to cover more low-income adults, and subsidized private health insurance through online markets such as...

  • WASHINGTON— The House health care bill repeals major parts of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or ACA, as Republicans push to scale back the federal government's role in health care. Some elements of the Obama-era law are maintained in the House GOP legislation. ACA: About 11 million people are covered by expanded Medicaid in the 31 states...

  • GOP health care bill does not solve problems: Andy Slavitt

    Andy Slavitt, former acting CMS administrator, weighs in on the Affordable Care Act and why he thinks the Republican plan offers less benefits and costs more.

  • Mulvaney: Trump done negotiating, wants vote today

    OMB Director Mick Mulvaney says the president's ultimatum was delivered to all Republican to work together and he wants a vote today.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. Following are some questions and answers about healthcare spending and health insurance coverage in the United States as Republicans try to throw out President Barack Obama's signature piece of domestic policy, the 2010 Affordable Care Act. -70 million people are in the publicly funded Medicaid program for the poor, including 32 million...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. Following are some questions and answers about healthcare spending and health insurance coverage in the United States as Republicans try to throw out President Barack Obama's signature piece of domestic policy, the 2010 Affordable Care Act. -70 million people are in the publicly funded Medicaid program for the poor, including 32 million...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks to the media about the American Health Care Act at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 15, 2017.

    Rep. Ted Yoho tells CNBC he'd vote against the Republican health-care bill without more concessions to get rid of "a growing entitlement."

  • CHICAGO— Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans. Others who already left jobs with health benefits before reaching Medicare age are second-guessing their move to self-employment.

  • A major goal of the revisions, unveiled late Monday night, is to create more options for older adults dealing with high medical bills, whose costs in many cases would have gone up markedly under the previous GOP bill. Separately, the bill gives states the option of imposing work requirements for able-bodied older adults on Medicaid. Under the Obama-era law, about...

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan

    Congressional Republicans recrafted their Obamacare replacement bill in hopes of satisfying critics as President Trump promotes his first legislative initiative.

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- Congressional Republicans recrafted their Obamacare replacement bill on Monday in hopes of satisfying critics as U.S. A leading conservative voice in the House, Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, is still opposed to the legislation even with the proposed changes, according to an aide. In an unusual move, the House proposed providing the...

  • Earlier on Monday, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told reporters that new language was expected on taxes and Medicaid provisions in an effort to move the bill to the floor of the House by Thursday. "Later today, we will release some technical and policy changes that further strengthen the bill," Brady said of planned changes to treatment of...