health care

OMB Diriector Mick Mulvaney: Washington's 'a lot more broken' than Trump thought

White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney questioned the GOP's capability to lead. 'Is the Republican Party capable of governing?' he asked.

Trump attacks conservatives over failure of health care bill

'Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood& Ocare!' Trump tweeted.

Health Care Showdown: Republicans look to go big or go home

After a difficult day for Republicans hoping to pass their health care bill, the House is back at it Friday — with a directive that it's now or never.

No deal on health care bill after conservatives meet with Trump

After House Republican leaders abruptly canceled a planned vote on the GOP health care bill Thursday afternoon, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Trump is done negotiating on the hotly-debated health care bill and wants a vote on Friday. If the president doesn't get a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, he will move on to other priorities, Mulvaney said, according to a source in the room during tense talks with GOP members. Tune in to MSNBC for continuing coverage.

CA gov on those supporting health bill: 'Their name is going to be mud'

WASHINGTON — As Congress wrestles over the House Republican health care bill, California Gov. Jerry Brown attacked the legislation, alleging that any

Give it to me straight, doc: Is Obamacare dying?

For a patient who just turned 7 and has already survived numerous near-death experiences, the Affordable Care Act's prognosis is not so bad.

First Read's Morning Clips: Waiting for CBO

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

The race is on to stop a Zika virus epidemic in the US

Biotech companies are rushing to genetically modify mosquitoes that are expected to spread this deadly virus throughout America this year.

Study suggests rumors of Obamacare 'death spiral' may be greatly exaggerated

Obamacare plans in nearly three dozen states are showing reduced losses since last year, and may turn a small profit in 2018, the New York Times reports.

Iceland's genetic goldmine, and the man behind it

Companies around the world are closely following the genetics research begun by Kari Stefansson in Iceland two decades ago.

The land of the Vikings may hold the cure for cancer

Iceland is deciphering the genetic codes of its citizens to learn what factors can cause a form of blood cancer in a race for a cure.

Op-Ed: I think Paul Ryan is trying to pull a fast one on repealing Obamacare

House Republicans have now openly admitted their top priority is keeping Obamacare alive, says Jake Novak.

New guidelines for prostate cancer screening

If you're a man age 55 to 69, one aspect of your medical care may have just gotten a little more confusing.

The GOP Used "Obamacare" to Oppose the ACA, Now The Tables are Turned

As the battle over what should be in the bill to replace Obamacare continues, another vital fight is being waged over just what to call the new plan.

Why Medicaid is so hard for Republicans

Republicans are going to war with each other over the House health care bill's cuts to Medicaid.

Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement. Here's what's in the bill.

After six years of promises, House Republicans have released a bill that would dismantle and replace Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Republicans have a complicated path ahead to transform their health care plan into law

How the congressional process unfolds will depend on how Republicans maneuver through some complicated intra-party politics.

GOP scores wins as it advances health bill to replace Obamacare

Two House panels have OK'ed the scrapping of purchase mandate; powerful interest groups and even some Republicans lining up against GOP overhaul

Op-Ed: Why President Trump will never sign the GOP's corrupt health care bill

Here's the real reason why the GOP's Obamacare replacement bill stinks and President Trump will never sign it, says Jake Novak

The Republican health-care bill threatens Trump's voters

"To the victor belong the spoils," candidate Donald Trump reminded 2016 voters. But the House Republican health bill turns that old maxim on its head.

US Trust president gives the 2 reasons why he likes health-care stocks

Aging baby boomers and innovation are major positives for the health-care industry, Keith Banks says.

How internet detectives are helping diagnose rare disorders

This online platform combines the savvy of more than 20,000 doctors, nurses, and other medical sleuths to expedite the time it takes to diagnosis rare and possibly fatal diseases.

GOP draft health care bill cuts Medicaid, insurance subsidies

A GOP draft bill to begin repealing and replacing Obamacare includes cuts in spending on Medicaid, increases on top-shelf health plans.

This 'Fitbit for fertility' could help women get pregnant faster

Ava is an ovulation tracking bracelet worn at night when the woman is sleeping to track her most fertile days.

Ivanka Trump has found her cause to champion — and Democrats love it

Ivanka Trump faces an uphill battle as she tries to build support for her signature issues of affordable child care and paid family leave.

Trump proposed 5 specific policies to replace Obamacare. Here’s how they work.

Here's a guide to the specific policies Trump mentioned, what they mean, and how they fit into the current political debate over the Affordable Care Act.

Op-Ed: There are at least 3 GOP Obamacare replacements. None of them are what Trump described

Trump outlined his plan for an Obamacare replacement. The problem is, it doesn't match any of the GOP plans, says PolicyGenius CEO Jennifer Fitzgerald.

Op-Ed: 'Obamacare orphans' could be a huge problem for GOP health plan

The GOP could be haunted by millions of "Obamacare orphans" who will lose coverage if ACA is repealed, Jake Novak says.

Op-Ed: Finally! An Obamacare debate that was worth the time

Why would you have two guys who lost the presidential election debate after the election? There's a very good reason, explains Jake Novak.

A technology backed by Bill Gates may revolutionize diagnostics for Lyme disease

Lyme disease testing could be revolutionized thanks to new nanotrap technology that detects the disease in a whole new way.

Op-Ed: Trump wants a Silicon Valley mindset at the FDA. Will it work?

Trump's FDA pick subscribes to the idea that the FDA should be like a "Yelp for drugs," writes Vox's Julia Belluz. Here's the problem with that.

A tiny patch powering big data is changing the way we monitor heartbeats

Millions of Americans have an abnormal heart rhythm, or cardiac arrhythmia, but monitoring these cases can be cumbersome.

Norovirus outbreak: Why it's easy to catch and hard to get rid of

This winter, highly-contagious norovirus is spreading in hospitals, schools and cruise ships, the Today Show reports.

Lead levels for water in Flint, Michigan have fallen below federal limit

Flint's public health emergency began when officials failed to properly treat lead lines for corrosion.

US health officials cancel climate conference, don't say why

The decision was "a strategic retreat," intended to head off a possible last minute cancellation from Trump officials who may prove hostile.

Op-Ed: Trump gets rid of the stupidest part of Obamacare

President Trump has effectively begun the process of killing one of Obamacare's greatest fantasies, says Jake Novak.

Aetna-Humana shares fall after judge blocks deal on antitrust grounds

The judge says the agreement is anticompetitive and would substantially lessen competition.

Op-Ed: Beyond Obamacare—How Trump and Price will disrupt the health care system

Trump administration's health care changes could bring higher costs and more confusion, says Jennifer Fitzgerald.

Oldest World War II veteran gets by with little help from his friends, and strangers, with GoFundMe

Richard Overton, 110, wants to spends his last days in his East Austin home. His relatives started a GoFundMe page to help with cost.

Democrats press opposition to Trump's HHS pick in senate hearing

Rep. Tom Price will emphasize his medical career and bipartisan chops at what's certain to be a contentious hearing on his nomination as HHS Sec.

Province should be incubator for health-care innovation: Nova Scotia premier

If federal officials are looking for innovative ideas about how to better deliver health care, they should look to the Atlantic region, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil suggested Friday, saying important lessons could be learned from some of the novel approaches his province has already adopted.

Saskatchewan, Ottawa reach health funding deal

The federal and Saskatchewan governments have struck a health- funding deal despite the province's concerns about the amount of money and Ottawa dictating how it's spent.

On brink of repeal, Obamacare has never been more popular, a new poll finds

Half of those in a new poll say they have little confidence that GOP proposals to replace the law will make things better, NBC News reports.

Hospice Halifax to build new facility, axes renovation plans

A new facility is in the works for Halifax's first free-standing palliative care home after changing its plans for construction.

Obamacare Makes It Possible For More Workers To Voluntarily Work Part-time

One of the lines the Republicans often used to attack Obamacare was complaining that it would lead to a massive switch to part-time work. The argument wa...

Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer hold rally defending Affordable Care Act

The Michigan rally with Chuck Schumer was the one of several pro-ACA events planned for Sunday around the country.

A dwindling but loud minority is still trying to kill Obamacare

Most Americans think repealing it without a replacement is a bad idea, polls show, but there are some who are steadfastly against it.

Stocks fall after Trump claims phrama 'getting away with murder'

After his promise to bring down drug spending, the ARCA pharmaceutical index fell 2 percent.

Op-Ed: Why Big Pharma should be afraid. Very afraid

It's becoming obvious Big Pharma's iron wall of protection in Washington is starting to crumble, says Jake Novak.

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