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  • 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...

  • 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...