Category Archives: Healthcare

Team Trump, GOP downplay looming CBO report, question group’s competence, earlier findings

Sunday Trump administration officials and other key Washington Republicans downplayed the impact of the upcoming Congressional Budget Office report on the GOP’s ObamaCare replacement plan, suggesting the nonpartisan group has miscalculated before on such complex legislation. Continue reading →

Trump, Pence follow ObamaCare replacement rollout with weekend offensive

The White House is trying this weekend to rally support for the ObamaCare replacement plan — with Vice President Pence in Kentucky and President Trump using the bully pulpit and old-reliable Twitter. Continue reading →

GOP Health Plan Risks Backlash From Seniors

House Republicans’ health-care proposal is running into a new political problem: opposition from older people. One day after House GOP leaders unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, AARP, the politically potent advocacy group for Americans over 50 years old, came out in opposition. Continue reading →

$21.8 million in ObamaCare tax credits awarded to individuals who were not eligible to receive them

The Affordable Care Act exchanges awarded $21.8 million in advance premium tax credits to individuals who were not eligible to receive them, according to an audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Continue reading →

GOP Sens. Cruz, Lee, Paul Call For Full Repeal of Obamacare

Monday 3 high-profile Republican senators said they want to see a full repeal and replace of Obamacare, not merely a fix. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, and Rand Paul of Kentucky said on their individual Twitter accounts they’d like the 2010 Affordable Care Act wiped from the books so a replacement law can be put in its place. Continue reading →

Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009. That’s according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

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Trump administration announces proposals to boost healthcare exchanges

Wednesday the Trump Administration took steps intended to calm jittery insurance companies and make tax compliance with former President Barack Obama’s health law less burdensome for some people.

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Republican officials facing more protests across country

What a crock folks…..the media is trying to make it sound like Republicans are turning on Republicans….fact – these protesters are Demonrats.Well folks, Saturday, for the second week in a row, Florida GOP Rep. Gus Bilirakis reportedly faced about a hundred people at a town hall meeting upset about Republican plans to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law, without a solid alternative.

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Federal Judge Blocks Anthem’s Planned Acquisition of Cigna

Wednesday a federal judge blocked health insurer Anthem Inc. from acquiring rival Cigna Corp., the second court ruling in recent weeks to deal a decisive rebuke to efforts to reshape the industry through megamergers.

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House GOP lawmakers face backlash in home districts over ObamaCare

Perhaps the biggest loud mouthed protesters don’t even have jobs, yet they expect someone else to give them a free ride. Angry constituents confronted Republican lawmakers at separate town halls in California and Florida, fearful of the GOP promise to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law without a comprehensive alternative.

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