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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

Trump administration escalates legal battle against Obamacare

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Democrats react with anger to the administration's latest move

'PENDING REPEAL.' An Obamacare logo is shown on a clinic 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

US Senate passes tax rewrite, in major win for Trump

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:21 PM

Eager to claim victory on what may be one of the best days of his presidency so far, Trump tweets: 'We are one step closer to delivering MASSIVE tax cuts for working families across America.'

TRUMP TRUMPS. This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/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

McCain torpedos Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:14 AM

The senator says he could not 'support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it'

OPPOSING GRAHAM-CASSIDY. Senator John McCain is not voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Defiant Republicans in last-gasp Obamacare repeal bid

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:17 AM

(UPDATED) After falling one vote short this summer, Republicans have revived efforts to shred Obamacare. Momentum swelled in the past week

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

Trump rips into Republicans after health care defeat

Jul 30, 2017 - 7:24 AM

The president demands that lawmakers revisit the hot button issue taunting them by saying that otherwise they are no more than total quitters

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump looks on at at event in Washington, DC, July 20, 2017. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal, bitter blow to Trump

Jul 28, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The collapse marks a major setback for Republican leadership and for Trump who had campaigned relentlessly on a pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act

3 U.S. senators balk at health bill, putting reforms in peril

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:52 AM

The sudden announcement by Senators Lindsey Graham Ron Johnson and John McCain throws into disarray their party s years long effort to overhaul Barack Obama s health care reforms

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

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

Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer maintains US President Donald Trump shouldn t expect any support from them in the bid to repeal Obamacare

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump pauses during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden of the White House June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP  TRUMP. US President Donald Trump pauses during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden of the White House June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Senate Republicans are painting the new plan as less austere than the House bill which according to a forecast by the non partisan Congressional Budget Office would leave 23 million fewer people insured than under current law

OUT SOON? An Obamacare logo is shown on a clinic 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

Comey crisis could bedevil Trump on health care, tax reform

May 13, 2017 - 4:20 PM

The shock dismissal of James Comey triggers distress on Capitol Hill

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

Health care a privilege, not a right in the U.S.

May 06, 2017 - 4:45 PM

More than 25 million people still lack health insurance

TRUMP AND OBAMACARE. House passes measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

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May 05, 2017 - 2:12 PM

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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

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Mar 27, 2017 - 1:11 PM

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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

Trump's health reform effort collapses

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:42 AM

UPDATED The bill s bruising defeat marks a second major policy setback for the new president who has seen his attempt to curb travel from Muslim majority countries twice frozen by the courts

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

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Mar 24, 2017 - 12:23 PM

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Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:24 AM

3rd UPDATE If it doesn t pass we re moving beyond health care says White House budget director Mick Mulvaney

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

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

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Mar 22, 2017 - 12:34 PM

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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

Trump in showdown over Republican Obamacare repeal plan

Mar 11, 2017 - 9:15 AM

The President has spent much of the week huddling with key health care players including Republicans who support and oppose the bill known as the American Health Care Act

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

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Mar 10, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Mar 10, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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U.S. House panels OK Obamacare replacement after marathon debate

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:42 AM

The House Ways and Means Committee is the first panel to approve the bill that would repeal and replace Democrat Barack Obama s landmark health reforms