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Obamacare led to better cancer outcomes – studies

Jun 02, 2019 - 8:48 PM

The findings come as the administration of President Donald Trump is renewing its efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor Barack Obama

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

U.S. judge says Obamacare can stand while appeal is heard

Dec 31, 2018 - 5:24 PM

If the decision declaring Obamacare as unconstitutional is upheld, it could significantly disrupt the US health care system

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

U.S. judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:32 PM

The ruling came one day before the Saturday, December 15 deadline to sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage in 2019

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

In flip-flop, Trump cools to bipartisan health deal

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:57 AM

A bipartisan effort to stabilize Obamacare's individual health insurance markets runs into political headwinds when US President Donald Trump warned against the plan

In this file photo, Donald Trump speaks during a meeting at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare

Oct 18, 2017 - 7:35 AM

US senators announce they have reached a bipartisan deal to continue a program that helps low-income Americans purchase health insurance

An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Rhona Wise/AFP

U.S. Senate Republicans pull plug on latest Obamacare repeal bid

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:31 AM

The collapse, yet again, of an effort to fulfill one of Donald Trump's primary campaign pledges is sure to be an embarrassment to the White House, which has seen several Obamacare repeal and replace bills crash and burn this year

REPEAL FAIL. (L to R) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) hold a news conference following their weekly policy luncheon, September 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Republican health plan likely dead as key U.S. senator defects

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:54 AM

(UPDATED) Senator Susan Collins joins Republican colleagues John McCain and Rand Paul as firm no votes on the legislation

STAYING (AGAIN). An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

Two more U.S. senators signal opposition to Obamacare overhaul

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:39 AM

It could deal a potentially fatal blow to one President Donald Trump's top legislative goals

OPPOSING GRAHAM-CASSIDY. This file photo taken on March 28, 2017 shows US Republican Senator from Maine Susan Collins speaking to a reporter as she makes her way to the Senate subway at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Double blow hits Republican bid to ditch Obamacare

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:38 AM

UPDATED The washout leaves Republicans struggling to find consensus on how to fulfill US President Donald Trump s pledge to scrap the 2010 Affordable Care Act

A protestor holds up a sign during a rally against the GOP health care plan, on Capitol Hill, July 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Senate advances health care bill, tough debate looms

Jul 26, 2017 - 6:58 AM

UPDATED The US Senate votes to proceed with a debate on Republican plans to repeal Barack Obama s health care reforms but the chamber soon votes down a Republican plan to repeal and replace it

An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Rhona Wise/AFP

Crunch time as U.S. Senate braces for health care vote

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Big day for HealthCare After 7 years of talking we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate Trump tweets

TRUMP AND OBAMACARE. US President Donald Trump has spent weeks warning Republicans to get on board with his effort to overhaul his successor's health care reforms. Photo of Donald Trump by Saul Loeb/ AFP

Trump pressures Republicans to repeal, warns 'Obamacare is death'

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Trump strongly warns Republicans that they must pass health care reform taking his party to task and bluntly declaring that Obamacare is death

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

Trump fumes as U.S. health care reform bid collapses

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:10 PM

UPDATED The Senate s top Republican said he will forge ahead with what could be a last gasp vote – on a new plan to kill off most of the 2010 reforms of Trump s predecessor without a replacement at the ready

This file photo taken on June 28, 2017 shows protesters against the US Senate Republicans' healthcare bill holding a rally outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/AFP

Obamacare repeal collapses in U.S. Senate

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED Two more US Republican senators announce their opposition to their party s efforts to revamp Obamacare derailing the controversial legislation in its current form

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

New Republican health bill teeters, with support in doubt

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:56 PM

UPDATED With Democrats united in opposition Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs support from at least 50 out of 52 Republicans to pass the measure in the 100 member chamber

In this photo, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), Republican of Kentucky, speaks about the Senate Republican's healthcare bill alongside US Senator John Thune (L), Republican of South Dakota, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, June 27, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump to lawmakers: Get health care reform done by August

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:22 PM

UPDATED As Senators returned for work in Washington after a week off Trump challenged fellow Republicans to make good on their signature campaign promise: repeal and replace Obamacare

NO TO TRUMPCARE. A demonstrator from Arizona chants, 'Kill the bill or lose your job' while sitting on the floor outside the offices of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) during a protest against health care reform legislation in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Republicans, facing health care revolt, delay Senate vote

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:47 AM

The Senate delay is a huge blow to Trump and Republican lawmakers who have spent the last 7 years plotting an end to the ACA commonly known as Obamacare

HOLD ON. US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), Republican of Kentucky, speaks about the Senate Republican's healthcare bill alongside US Senator John Thune (L), Republican of South Dakota, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, June 27, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Republican health plan in peril as 22M set to lose coverage

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED As Democrats have united in opposition to the draft Republican leaders have struggled to rally enough support from within their ranks to get the bill over the line

GONE SOON? An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Rhona Wise/AFP

Democrats fume over 'secret' Republican healthcare bill

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:25 AM

Democrats are condemning a US Senate replacement bill being crafted by Republicans behind closed doors

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Obama calls for political courage in health care battle

May 08, 2017 - 4:42 PM

It is my fervent hope that today s members of Congress regardless of party are willing to look at the facts and speak the truth even when it contradicts party positions

PROFILE IN COURAGE. Former US president Barack Obama speaks to guests after receiving the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on May 7, 2017 at the JFK Library in Boston, Massachusetts. Ryan McBride/AFP

Trump savors win as House passes Obamacare repeal

May 04, 2017 - 11:39 PM

UPDATED House Speaker Paul Ryan: A lot of us have been waiting 7 years to cast this vote to kill off Obamacare

THE US HEALTHCARE VOTE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Obamacare repeal faces test in U.S. House

May 04, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The US House will vote on dismantling Barack Obama s signature health reforms

OUT SOON? An Obamacare logo is shown on a clinic in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Rhona Wise/AFP

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:57 AM

US President Donald Trump has suddenly heaped pressure on congressional Republican leadership by saying he expects a vote on a revived version of the bill next week or shortly thereafter

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT. A copy of the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is shown during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom

Mar 27, 2017 - 1:05 AM

Tensions are likely to flare up as US President Donald Trump turns to other key priorities like tax reform and a big infrastructure spending plan

RESET. This file photo taken on December 9, 2016 shows then US President-elect Donald Trump speaking during the USA Thank You Tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:09 AM

UPDATED The US President says Obamacare – which survived an attempt to have it repealed – will explode and is not sustainable

PRESIDENT TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Obama warns against health care changes that harm Americans

Mar 23, 2017 - 10:40 PM

We should start from the baseline that any changes will make our health care system better not worse for hardworking Americans That should always be our priority Obama says in a statement

An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017.  File photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The Republican controlled House of Representatives votes on the controversial measure despite challenges over whether Trump and ally House Speaker Paul Ryan have enough backing to get the measure over the finish line

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT. A copy of the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is show during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump warns Republicans ahead of make-or-break health vote

Mar 22, 2017 - 7:34 AM

In a significant flex of presidential muscle Trump warns House Republicans they will face the electorate s wrath if they do not vote to repeal and replace Obamacare on March 23

GATHERING THE TROOPS. US President Donald Trump (C) arrives to meet with House Republicans about the new healthcare law at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on March 21, 2017. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

14M more uninsured in 2018 under Republican plan – US budget office

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:24 AM

By 2026 that number will shoot up to 24 million the Congressional Budget Office projects in perhaps the most alarming revelation in its highly anticipated report

GONE SOON? An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Rhona Wise/AFP

Skyrocketing drug prices key question in Trump health care reform

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Experts say Trump will struggle to realize the goal of lowering drug prices due to a system that involves a complex web of players and incentives

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT. A copy of the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is show during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump seeks to rally support for health reform as doubts grow

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:25 AM

After 7 years of Republican efforts to rip up Obamacare it remained unclear whether Trump has the necessary votes to get the controversial replacement measure across the finish line

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT. A copy of the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is show during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Republicans unveil plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

Mar 07, 2017 - 7:58 AM

UPDATED The American Health Care Act will dismantle several of the core aspects of the reforms including ending subsidies and taxes as well as rules requiring individuals to have insurance

An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Rhona Wise/AFP

FAST FACTS: Main points of Trump's speech to U.S. Congress

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Here are the main points of US President Donald Trump s first speech to the US Congress outlining his ambitious agenda

US President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the US Congress on February 28, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

FULL TEXT and VIDEO: Donald Trump's first address to U.S. Congress

Mar 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Here is the full text and video of US President Donald Trump s first address to the US Congress February 28 2017

ADDRESS TO NATION. U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Obamacare critic confirmed as US health secretary

Feb 10, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Democratic senators arguing against Price s confirmation during a debate say he would hurt millions of Americans who depend on former president Barack Obama s signature health care reform

TOM PRICE. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga) gets off of the Senate subway on Capitol Hill, January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump looks to steady ship after fraught start

Jan 23, 2017 - 6:53 PM

Since he was sworn in on Friday January 20 Trump s White House has been pilloried for lying to the public about crowds at the inauguration and the president himself for making a campaign style speech before a memorial to fallen CIA officers

US President Donald Trump signs a confirmation for John Kelly as US Secretary of Homeland Security, as Vice President Mike Pence (L) and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (R) look on, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

Trump wants to ditch 'Obamacare' but keep the gains

Jan 20, 2017 - 6:12 PM

We ll do things – because there are people that can t afford it And nobody is going to be dying on the streets with a President Trump Trump says

TRUMP AND OBAMACARE. US President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. Photo of Donald Trump by Saul Loeb/ AFP

'Yes we can': Barack Obama's complex legacy

Jan 17, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Whatever the historians write Barack Hussein Obama – America s first black president – can certainly claim some bona fide successes; but one dream got lost along the way

U.S. Congress approves first step for repealing Obamacare

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:27 AM

The House s near party line vote of 227 to 198 has approved a budget blueprint which provides Republicans with a framework for dismantling the Affordable Care Act

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

U.S. Senate takes first step toward unraveling Obamacare

Jan 12, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Votes are held on a fiscal year budget reconciliation measure between the House and Senate the legislative vehicle for repealing Obamacare The measure passes by a vote of 51 to 48

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

Obama defends legacy in letter to American people

Jan 05, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The White House releases the president s letter along with reports from each of his cabinet secretaries describing the progress made since Obama took office 8 years ago with the world s largest economy spiralling towards depression

SUMMIT. US President Barack Obama heads to Paris to attend the 195-nation UN climate summit. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Obama, Team Trump in health care showdown

Jan 05, 2017 - 8:43 AM

Obamacare the fruit of an 8 year drive to extend medical coverage to tens of millions of Americans will come under sustained assault when Trump takes office on January 20 with Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress

US President Barack Obama walks alongside House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (R) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (2nd R), as he arrives for a meeting with the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses to discuss the Affordable Care Act at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 4, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump's pledge to kill Obamacare faces reality check

Nov 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM

US President elect Donald Trump previously described the Affordable Care Act as a total disaster but will he push through with a full repeal?

This October 25, 2016 photo shows a woman looking at the Healthcare.gov internet site in Washington, DC. Americans will see Obamacare health insurance costs jump an average of 25 percent next year, adding fuel to the US political firestorm over the system that Republicans have repeatedly tried to overturn. The big increase will be seen in the 38 states with federally-managed health care exchanges, according to a report released late October 24, 2016 by the Department of Health and Human Services.  / AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER

Trump firm on agenda but says Americans have nothing to fear

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:59 AM

US President elect Donald Trump vows to move aggressively on a conservative agenda but also sought to reassure worried Americans they have nothing to fear from his presidency

US President-elect Donald Trump during an interview with CBS News' '60 Minutes', taped November 11, 2016 and aired November 13, 2016. Photo courtesy CBS News

Trump and his aides plan next moves as protests spread

Nov 13, 2016 - 11:49 AM

UPDATED Trump has sought to strike a conciliatory tone since his election sent a shockwave around the world

VISITING CAPITOL HILL. US President-elect Donald Trump (C) talks to the media with his wife Melania Trump after a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R) R-KY on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on November 10, 2016. Yuri Gripas/AFP

Trump vows to scrap Obamacare as costs to jump 25%

Oct 26, 2016 - 12:02 AM

The Department of Health and Human Services says the big increase in insurance costs will be seen in the 38 states with federally managed health care exchanges

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally on October 18, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Theo Stroomer/Getty Images/AFP

Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

Jun 28, 2015 - 11:18 AM

After two historic rulings in a week supporting progressive causes – legalizing gay marriage across America and upholding President Barack Obama s health care overhaul – the conservatives are lashing out

LIBERAL VICTORY. Supporters of the Affordable Care Act cheer after the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare tax credits can go to residents of any state, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, USA, June  25, 2015. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US Supreme Court upholds Obama health care law

Jun 26, 2015 - 12:45 AM

UPDATED Republicans will continue to fight tooth and nail to repeal this oppressive law declares Senator John Cornyn

Divided US Supreme Court again weighs fate of 'Obamacare'

Mar 05, 2015 - 10:08 AM

The narrow question before the court is whether some 7 million people who signed up for Obamacare via the government s website are actually entitled to tax subsidies that make the coverage affordable

In this file photo, US Supreme Court police stand on guard outside the court during snowfall in Washington DC, USA, 25 March 2014. Michael Reynolds/EPA

US Republicans begin two years of congressional rule

Jan 07, 2015 - 7:11 AM

Republicans who now control both the US Senate and House of Representatives are making tactical strikes by voting this week on a series of conservative measures symbolizing their priorities for the 114th Congress

NEW YEAR, NEW CONGRESS. Republican Speaker of the House from Ohio John Boehner (C) swears-in the 114th US Congress on the floor of the House of Representatives in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 06 January 2015. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA