Healthcare policy

Partisan clash on Obamacare raises specter of government shutdown

WASHINGTON – Democrats accused President Donald Trump of trying to sabotage the nation’s health-care system through his decision to halt payments to insurers meant to shore up the system, while...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump to end ACA subsidies

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is throwing a bomb into the insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, choosing to end critical payments to health insurers that help millions...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

GOP hopes to reform health care dim

WASHINGTON – The Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law was flickering out Monday as a decisive handful of GOP senators remained opposed to the last-gasp bill....

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Collins’ opposition essentially kills GOP health care drive

WASHINGTON – The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

GOP health bill offers provisions aimed at helping 2 states

WASHINGTON – Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Winners and losers in GOP’s last-ditch health overhaul

WASHINGTON – The GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal “Obamacare” would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Frustration mounts over premiums for individual health plans

WASHINGTON – Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill

WASHINGTON – The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law after Sen. John McCain’s announced absence due to surgery, an enormous...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Cory Gardner: A swing-state case study of the GOP health-care bind

WASHINGTON – Sen. Cory Gardner faces one of the tougher political predicaments of any Republican deciding how to vote on the GOP health-care bill. The Colorado Republican, a rising star who...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

GOP health care divisions multiply as Trump pressures Senate

WASHINGTON – Republican divisions over health care multiplied Monday as President Donald Trump pressured GOP senators to act quickly, and Vice President Mike Pence suggested they might have to...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump makes push on health bill; repeal-only vote an option

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is making a weekend push to get a Republican Senate bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law “across the finish line,” Trump’s...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New health care act would harm farmers and ranchers

Facing stiff Republican opposition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday delayed a vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act as several Republicans cast doubt on whether...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business