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Insurers Step Up Pitch for Obamacare as Government Slashes Effort

Obamacare Sign-ups Rise But Overall Enrollment Set to Fall

The deadline for 2018 plans is Dec. 15.

Obamacare Whiplash Leaves States, Insurers with Dueling Price Plans

Sign-ups Pick Up in Week Five of 2018 Obamacare Open Enrollment

The Trump administration halved the Obamacare open enrollment period for 2018 and cut the healthcare law’s advertising budget by 90 percent.

U.S. Healthcare Spending Growth Slowed in 2016, insurance, Medicaid, Medicare

U.S. Healthcare Spending Growth Slowed in 2016

Health spending increased 4.3 percent to $3.3 trillion compared to a 5.8 percent growth rate in 2015.

Obamacare insurance options dwindle for neediest U.S. patients

Obamacare Insurance Options Dwindle for Neediest Patients

The challenge of finding adequate healthcare on the Obamacare market is expected to intensify as the Trump administration strips away aspects of the law.

Repeal of Individual Mandate Would Increase Uninsured, Premiums: CBO

Sign-up Pace Much Slower in Week 4 of 2018 Obamacare Enrollment

Surpassing last year’s mark will be challenging because Trump’s administration cut Obamacare advertising by 90 percent and shortened the enrollment period by half.

Repeal of Individual Mandate Would Increase Uninsured, Premiums: CBO

Repeal of Individual Mandate Would Increase Uninsured, Premiums: CBO

The CBO found that health insurance premiums would rise by about 10 percent in most years over the next decade in the individual market created by Obamacare.

J&J's Wanda Bryant Hope to Women of Color in Pharma: You Can Be Everyday Heroes

J&J’s Wanda Bryant Hope to Women of Color in Pharma: You Can Be Everyday Heroes

“We are the people that can actually shift healthcare disparities," said Hope, chief diversity officer.

Obamacare Whiplash Leaves States, Insurers with Dueling Price Plans

Americans Want to See a Bipartisan fix for Obamacare: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Sixty-two percent of Americans want former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law to be maintained.

Middle-class Americans Worry Trump Health Subsidies Cut Will Hurt

Middle Class Americans Worry Trump Health Subsidies Cut Will Hurt

President Trump has called subsidy payments a “gift” for insurance companies.

U.S. Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Obamacare

U.S. Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Obamacare

The plan could keep Obamacare in place at least until the 2020 presidential campaign starts heating up.

Trump Scraps Key Obamacare Subsidies

Trump Scraps Key Obamacare Subsidies

The decision is the most dramatic action the president has taken yet to weaken the Affordable Care Act.

Trump Healthcare Order Could Face Strong Legal Objections

Trump Healthcare Order Could Face Strong Legal Objections

Part of President Trump’s Plan will almost certainly be challenged in court, according to legal experts.

U.S. Judge Blocks Transgender, Abortion-Related Obamacare Protections

Health Plan Would Cut National Deficit But Leave Millions Without Insurance: CBO

The Congressional Budget Office said the number of people with health insurance would be fewer than under Obamacare.

Obama Decries Republican Healthcare Bill in Rare Public Speech

Obama Decries Republican Healthcare Bill in Rare Public Speech

“Progress is never inevitable,” Obama said. “It can often be fragile; it’s in need of constant renewal.”

Republican Effort to Gut Obamacare Ends in Defeat

Republican Effort to Gut Obamacare Ends in Defeat

Three Republican senators crossed party lines to join Democrats in a dramatic 49–51 vote to reject the bill.

U.S. Judge Blocks Transgender, Abortion-Related Obamacare Protections

32 Million People Lose Insurance Under Senate Obamacare Repeal Plan: CBO

The CBO estimated the number of uninsured would rise by 17 million next year alone if the Affordable Care Act were to be scratched without a new healthcare plan.

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman To Sue Over GOP Health Bill

NY Attorney General To Sue Over GOP Healthcare Legislation

AG Eric Schneiderman’s office said it has identified “multiple constitutional defects” with the Republican healthcare bills.

GOP Still At Odds Over Healthcare Bill

GOP Still At Odds Over Healthcare Bill

Key Republican lawmakers have voiced pessimism about the chances of rolling back Obamacare.

States’ Medicaid Spending to Increase Under Senate Bill: Report

States’ Medicaid Spending to Increase Under Senate Bill: Report

The Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, estimated state Medicaid spending would increase by $565 million in 2022 under the proposed legislation.

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Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson: Progress for Health Care Must Cover More, Not Fewer

"Any proposed approach to health care reform must cover more people than the number who have access to high-quality health care today," writes Tyson.

Senate Republicans Delay Healthcare Bill Vote

Senate Republicans Delay Healthcare Bill Vote

Republicans can afford to lose only two votes among their own ranks in the Senate.

WNBA Team Plans to Give Planned Parenthood Major Assist

WNBA Team Plans to Give Planned Parenthood Major Assist

Meanwhile, in the latest healthcare bill draft, Republicans once again promised to defund the healthcare provider — despite its essential services that aid one in five women.

Fate of ‘Meaner’ Republican Healthcare Bill Uncertain

Fate of Republican Healthcare Bill Uncertain

“If there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family — this bill will do you harm,” said former President Barack Obama.

Most Americans Say Republican Healthcare Plan Will Be Harmful: Poll

Most Americans Say Republican Healthcare Plan Will Be Harmful: Poll

Overall, 41 percent of American adults oppose the House healthcare plan.