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  • 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 U.S. House of Representatives by Thursday. "Later today, we will release some technical and policy changes that further strengthen the bill," Brady said of planned changes to treatment...

  • "I would have never lasted to get to Savannah or Statesboro," Yarbrough said of the biggest cities near Claxton— each 30 to 60 miles away. Most rural hospitals have a higher-than-normal percentage of Medicaid patients; expected cuts to the federal program for low-income residents will affect facilities everywhere, but experts and administrators are...

  • We're robbing from the future to pay for the past: Robert Kerrey

    Former U.S. Senator Robert Kerrey (D-Neb.) talks about President Trump's budget proposal, and paying for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

  • March 17- The U.S. Justice Department has disclosed an investigation into four health insurers after a lawsuit accused them of defrauding Medicare by claiming patients were treated for conditions they did not have or received no treatment for. The probe of Health Net Inc, Aetna Inc, Cigna Corp's Bravo Health Inc and Humana Inc was revealed in papers filed on...

  • March 17- The U.S. Justice Department disclosed it is investigating four health insurers after a lawsuit accused them of defrauding Medicare by claiming patients were treated for conditions they either did not have or received no treatment for. The Justice Department revealed the probe of Health Net Inc, Aetna Inc, Cigna Corp's Bravo Health Inc and Humana Inc...

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about the federal budget in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, February 22, 2017.

    Trump said on the campaign trail that he would not cut Social Security or Medicare.

  • President Donald Trump and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan. The AHCA will jack up premiums for older low- to middle-income users of the commercial insurance exchanges, and roll back Medicaid coverage for very low income households, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Just as important, the AHCA proposes massive Medicaid...

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid said that of those, 10.1 million people had received premium tax credits based on income that help reduce their monthly health costs and that are one of the lynchpins of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare that would also reduce the budget deficit, a nonpartisan congressional research office said on Monday, throwing President Donald Trump and Republicans on the defensive as they press forward with replacement...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare that would also reduce the budget deficit, a nonpartisan congressional research office said on Monday, throwing President Donald Trump and Republicans on the defensive as they press forward with replacement...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's pick to run Medicare and Medicaid won confirmation Monday from a divided Senate as lawmakers braced for another epic battle over the government's role in health care and society's responsibility toward the vulnerable. That legislation would roll back key elements of former President Barack Obama's health care law,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- A Republican plan to repeal taxes set under Obamacare would benefit the wealthiest U.S. households at more than five times the rate for middle-income families, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. We found that a typical middle-income family would get a tax cut averaging about $300, while people in the top 0.1 percent would get a...

  • We found that a typical middle-income family would get a tax cut averaging about $300, while people in the top 0.1 percent would get a tax cut of about $207,000, " Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at the nonprofit research group, said on Monday. The proposed changes are part of a plan backed by Republican President Donald Trump to repeal and replace the law officially...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) signs legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and to cut off federal funding of Planned Parenthood during an enrollment ceremony in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2016 in Washington, DC.

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on who may stand to lose out on the Obamacare rollback.

  • The American Medical Association doctors' group urged senior lawmakers in a letter to reconsider drastic changes to Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor. Obamacare enabled 20 million previously uninsured people to obtain medical coverage, about half through a Medicaid expansion the new bill would end. "Furthermore, we are deeply...

  • Biotech stocks might be in a slump, but there's an upside, one analyst says.

  • Analyst: Not 'worst case scenario' for drug industry

    Michael Yee, RBC Capital Markets biotech analyst, weighs in on the biotech sector amid President Trump's drug pricing concerns and GOP healthcare proposal.

  • CHICAGO, March 1- President Donald Trump outlined a budget plan this week that steers clear of cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Deficit hawks likely will pressure the White House to accept cuts in Social Security and Medicare for future retirees, protecting those already retired or close to it. Retirees and their advocacy groups will fiercely resist...

  • Feb 28- Spending on prescription drugs for health plans created under the Affordable Care Act increased last year at a rate more than three times that of other commercial plans and most government-run plans managed by Express Scripts Holding Co.. Drug spending for plans the company manages under Medicare, the federal government health plan for seniors and...

  • You are about to be told that Social Security or Medicare benefits should be cut because of Americas rising longevity. That much is clear from a new report analyzing the impact of raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67, a favorite idea of U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans itching to push Medicare reform in currently chaotic...