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  • Sept 27- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Wednesday it will not offer individual Obamacare plans in Maine in 2018, citing uncertainty over government operations, including whether it will provide subsidies to reduce costs under the Affordable Care Act. Anthem has announced its intention to pare back 2018 Obamacare offerings in several states,...

  • Sept 27- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Wednesday it will not offer individual Obamacare plans in Maine in 2018, citing uncertainty in government operations, including around the future of cost-sharing reduction subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The announcement comes a day after the latest failure by the U.S. Senate to come up with enough votes...

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks with reporters in the Capitol after the Senate Policy luncheons on September 19, 2017.

    Three GOP senators said they would vote "no" on the Graham-Cassidy bill, dooming it to defeat.

  • Here's the real reason Obamacare repeal got crushed

    Susan Collins had to oppose the Obamacare replacement bill because her state is so poor, writes CNBC's Jake Novak.

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

    Three GOP senators have said they will vote "no" on Graham-Cassidy, the last opportunity for Republicans to pass Obamacare repeal this year.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Just days after Hurricane Harvey smacked Texas and hobbled a quarter of U.S. refining industry, the supply networks that fuel the nation's cars, trucks and airplanes began to fail. Consumers paid the price as gasoline spiked ahead of Harvey's arrival and jumped again after the storm as the extent of the disruption to Texas refiners became...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Just days after Hurricane Harvey smacked Texas and hobbled a quarter of U.S. refining industry, the supply networks that fuel the nation's cars, trucks and airplanes began to fail. Consumers paid the price as gasoline spiked ahead of Harvey's arrival and jumped again after the storm as the extent of the disruption to Texas refiners became...

  • The bill's sweeping cut in funding to Medicaid, a program for low income citizens and disabled children, was her top reason for opposing the bill, said Collins, from the state of Maine where 20 percent of the population depend on the program. "To take a program that has been law for more than 50 years, and make those kinds of fundamental structural changes... and to do so...

  • A sweeping cut in funding to Medicaid, a program for low income citizens and disabled children, was the main reason for opposing the bill, she told reporters. "To take a program that has been law for more than 50 years, and make those kinds of fundamental structural changes... and to do so without having in depth hearings to evaluate the impact on our most vulnerable...

  • Collins, who joined Senators John McCain and Rand Paul in opposing the legislation, told reporters that sweeping cuts in the Medicaid program was the main reason for opposing the bill to end Obamacare, a top priority for President Donald Trump. Collins said the bill would have taken more than a trillion dollars out of Medicaid, a program for low income citizens...

  • *Protests break out at Capitol Hill hearing. WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Republican senators struggled to gather more support for a last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare on Monday despite revising funding provisions of their bill to make it more attractive to a handful of undecided lawmakers. In hopes of finding more backing, Republican senators leading the effort...

  • *Protests break out at Capitol Hill hearing. A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the healthcare legislation on Monday was disrupted by protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty." Capitol Hill police removed the protesters, many in wheelchairs, from the hearing room.

  • *Protests break out at Capitol Hill hearing. A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the healthcare legislation on Monday was disrupted by protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty." Capitol Hill police removed the protesters, many in wheelchairs, from the hearing room.

  • *Protests break out at Capitol Hill hearing. In hopes of finding more backing, Republican senators leading the effort released a changed version of their bill that included a table showing some states where senators have been undecided, such as Alaska and Maine, would get more money. A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the healthcare legislation on Monday was...

  • *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. The Senate is up against a Saturday deadline for deciding the fate of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, as it is known formally. Republicans, who control the Senate 52-48, were finding it difficult even to clear that lower hurdle.

  • Donald Trump

    President Donald Trump reiterated comments he made on Twitter, blaming Senator John McCain for the failure to pass Obamacare repeal.

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. The Senate is up against a Saturday deadline for deciding the fate of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, because of an expiring rule that lets the Republican healthcare legislation pass with just a simple 51- vote majority, instead...

  • A trader, center, wears a Citigroup jacket while working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Monday as investors digested elections in Germany and eyed new regulations on health care in the U.S.

  • New Graham-Cassidy bill draft to repeal Obamacare aims to win over Republican holdouts

    President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that Alaska, Arizona, Maine and Kentucky would be big winners under the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.

  • A trader signals orders on the financial floor at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago.

    U.S. government debt prices were higher on Monday morning as investors digested an election result in Germany, and potentially another vote due to take place in Japan next month.