Politics Paul Ryan

  • Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in New York.

    Trump faces the challenge of sustaining support from red states while redistributing the benefits of federal tax policy toward blue states.

  • If Aetna and Humana merge, will the 17 million seniors in the Medicare Advantage market be left with too little choice for health insurance?

  • The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline is slamming the Obama administration after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision not to grant an easement for the project. The Army Corps announced Sunday that it will not allow the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline to be built under Lake Oahe in North Dakota— a Missouri River reservoir where...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- A senior U.S. Senate Republican warned his party on Thursday against simultaneously overhauling Medicare and the Obamacare health insurance program, saying this would be "biting off more than you can chew." The cautionary comments from Senator Lamar Alexander came after House Speaker Paul Ryan, long an advocate of privatizing Medicare, said...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- A senior U.S. Senate Republican warned his party on Thursday against simultaneously overhauling Medicare and the Obamacare health insurance program, saying this would be "biting off more than you can chew." The cautionary comments from Senator Lamar Alexander came after House Speaker Paul Ryan, long an advocate of privatizing Medicare, said...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- A senior U.S. Senate Republican warned his party on Thursday against simultaneously overhauling Medicare and the Obamacare health insurance program, saying this would be "biting off more than you can chew." The cautionary comments from Senator Lamar Alexander came after House Speaker Paul Ryan, long an advocate of privatizing Medicare, said...

  • House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price (R-GA).

    President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Health and Human Services Secretary, already has a plan for how to abolish Obamacare.

  • Ryan: Democrats playing 'Mediscare' politics

    House Speaker Paul Ryan weighs in on Obamacare and the Carrier deal at his weekly news conference.

  • The White House said in a statement after the House vote: "The Senate should promptly pass this bill so that the President can sign it." The bill, sponsored by Republican Representative Fred Upton of Michigan, authorizes $4.8 billion to the National Institutes of Health and $500 million to the Food and Drug Administration to streamline the clinical trial process...

  • So far, the president-elect is tapping people with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street as he fills out his Cabinet, turning to two power centers he vilified as greedy, corrupt and out of touch with Americans during his White House campaign. Jeff Sessions, Trump's selection for attorney general, has spent two decades in the Senate, and Tom Price, his health and...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- Republicans in the U.S. Congress hope to convince President-elect Donald Trump to support an untested strategy of using the tax code to promote exports while slashing corporate taxes, framing it as a way to fulfill his campaign promises to restore blue-collar jobs. It is likely to undergo months of debate as part of a larger package of...

  • Nov 30- The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to pass a sweeping, $6.3 billion bill that supporters say will spur medical innovation, speed access to new drugs, expand access to mental health treatment and battle the opioid epidemic. The Senate is expected to vote on it next week. The Act, sponsored by Republican representative Fred Upton from Michigan,...

  • Consultant Seema Verma, who helped Vice President-elect Mike Pence create a Medicaid expansion plan in Indiana, is his choice to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Democrats bemoan the choices, saying they will gut the 2010 law that gave insurance to about 20 million people through the creation of new individual health insurance and the...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump:. Vice President-elect Mike Pence says he is eager to work with Congress to move forward on President-elect Donald Trump's agenda to "get this economy moving again, rebuild our military and keep the promises" that Trump made to the American people. Air conditioning company Carrier Corp. says an agreement...

  • Consultant Seema Verma, who helped Vice President-elect Mike Pence create a Medicaid expansion plan in Indiana, is his choice to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Democrats bemoan the choices, saying they will gut the 2010 law that gave insurance to about 20 million people through the creation of new individual health insurance and the...

  • Former US Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao arrives at Trump Tower on another day of meetings scheduled with President-elect Donald Trump on November 21, 2016 in New York.

    Elaine Chao previously was secretary of labor during George W. Bush's administration.

  • WASHINGTON— Congress may vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law before coming up with a replacement, GOP leaders said Tuesday. And while repealing the law could be done with GOP votes alone, any replacement plan would likely require the cooperation of minority Democrats in the Senate, something that will not be easy to come by.

  • Republican Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Trump's Health and Human Services secretary, and consultant Seema Verma will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a powerful agency that oversees government health programs and insurance standards. Vice President-elect Mike Pence, arriving at Trump Tower in...

  • Republican Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Trump's Health and Human Services secretary, and consultant Seema Verma will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a powerful agency that oversees government health programs and insurance standards. Vice President-elect Mike Pence, arriving at Trump Tower in...

  • Republican Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Trump's Health and Human Services secretary, and consultant Seema Verma will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a powerful agency that oversees government health programs and insurance standards. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer denounced the...