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  • Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority. With several other Republicans still undecided on the measure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this week he intended to bring it to the Senate floor for a...

  • Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority. With several other Republicans still undecided on the measure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this week he intended to bring it to the Senate floor for a...

  • Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority. With several other Republicans still undecided on the measure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this week he intended to bring it to the Senate floor for a...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been planning to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote next week, setting up what would be another dramatic decision on a 2010 law that President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have vowed to dismantle. Republicans have only a slim Senate majority and cannot afford to lose many votes on the bill, their...

  • WASHINGTON— Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." Would he step back in line with fellow Republicans now that there was a bill co-written by Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, his best friend in the Senate? Republicans must act by...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Friday it plans to sell Obamacare health plans in 68 cities and counties in Virginia next year, covering the only remaining U.S. counties that are currently without insurers offering the plans. Anthem said last month it was exiting the Obamacare market in the state, but reconsidered the move after no other...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Friday that it plans to sell Obamacare health plans in 68 cities and counties in Virginia next year, covering the only remaining U.S. counties that are currently without insurers offering the plans. Anthem said last month that it was exiting the Obamacare market in the state, but reconsidered after no other...

  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

    Bernie Sanders' plan has little chance of passing Congress, but comes amid growing public support for government-sponsored health care.

  • What Sen. Bernie Sanders' bill could mean for you

    Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-All" bill would eliminate role of private insurers in basic health care coverage, USA Today reports.

  • The real impact of Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for all' plan

    The real reason Bernie Sanders' single-payer plan will change everything, says Jennifer Fitzgerald.

  • Sen. Sanders pushing for single-payer health care

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on Senator Bernie Sanders calling for a single-payer health care system while Republicans also announce their own health care plan.

  • Bernie Sanders bill expands

    Sen. Bernie Sander, I-VT, put forward a legislative proposal to expand health insurance under what he calls 'Medicare for All.'

  • Sanders bill expands Medicare for all

    Sen. Bernie Sander, I-VT, put forward a nondescript legislative proposal to expand health insurance under Medicare for all Americans.

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

    Sanders' description of the legislation omitted specifics about how much it would cost and final decisions about how he would pay for it.

  • Don't forget about your teeth when you start considering 2018 insurance needs later this fall. Dental protection also can be purchased with private Medicare Advantage coverage or through the Affordable Care Act's public marketplaces. About 74 million Americans have no dental coverage, according to the National Association of Dental Plans.

  • WASHINGTON— Senators on Wednesday rolled out competing plans for the nation's health care system, with a group of GOP senators making a last, long-shot effort to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and independent Sen. Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R- La., proposed legislation that would do away with many of the subsidies and mandates of the 2010 law and...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The U.S. Congress was wrestling with healthcare again on Tuesday, as lawmakers from both parties considered some approaches beyond simply repealing and replacing Obamacare. Republicans' last attempt in July to overturn former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law fell one short in the Senate in a humiliating...

  • This is the letter nearly 400 US executives signed asking Trump to save immigration protection

    "Our economy would lose $460.3 billion from the national GDP and $24.6 billion in Social Security and Medicare tax contributions," the letter says.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Thursday it plans to spend $10 million on advertising for the upcoming Obamacare open enrollment period that starts in November, a sharp cut from the $100 million spent last year. "A healthcare system that has caused premiums to double and left nearly half of our counties with only one...

  • The approval was widely expected after an FDA advisory panel last month unanimously recommended the action, and Novartis shares closed virtually unchanged in Swiss trading on Wednesday. Novartis announced an agreement with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under which payment for the therapy will be based on clinical outcomes achieved.