health care

Democrats, Not Republicans, Stand for “Freedom” in Health Care

Democrats, Not Republicans, Stand for “Freedom” in Health Care

Obamacare increased Americans’ personal liberty. Trumpcare would do the opposite. Here's how Democrats can make the GOP pay for that....
Tracking Trump's shifting stances on health care

Tracking Trump's shifting stances on health care

Congressional Republicans' last-ditch attempts to undo Obamacare have put a spotlight on President Donald Trump's shifting positions on how to achieve that long-held GOP...
What Trump's trouble with Senate moderates means for health care

What Trump's trouble with Senate moderates means for health care

The president is trying to wrangle enough votes to make a repeal possible....
Trump administration scraps Obamacare signup assistance in 18 cities

Trump administration scraps Obamacare signup assistance in 18 cities

The Trump administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance to 18 cities....
Op-Ed: Here’s the real reason Republicans can’t repeal Obamacare

Op-Ed: Here’s the real reason Republicans can’t repeal Obamacare

Obamacare was a Republican idea in the first place. There is no other option, says Jennifer Fitzgerald....
Republicans failed to pass their health-care bill but still aren't giving it up

Republicans failed to pass their health-care bill but still aren't giving it up

Mitch McConnell is still trying to pass a health-care bill, leaning on these two arguments, Vox reports....
Trump has no idea how much health insurance costs

Trump has no idea how much health insurance costs

Trump cited numbers in an interview that don't seem to come from any recent version of the health care debate, Vox reports....
Op-Ed: Trump voters wanted gridlock busting deal maker. Here’s what they’ve got instead

Op-Ed: Trump voters wanted gridlock busting deal maker. Here’s what they’ve got instead

Trump's health care efforts failed to accomplish the 'art of the deal, because Trump made these 'rookie mistakes.'...
Sarepta rockets 20% higher after 'powerhouse' biotech tops revenue expectations

Sarepta rockets 20% higher after 'powerhouse' biotech tops revenue expectations

Wall Street believes the biopharma's focus on developing treatments for rare neuromuscular diseases is paying off....
Pfizer shares downgraded because Viagra patent is expiring later this year

Pfizer shares downgraded because Viagra patent is expiring later this year

Credit Suisse believes Pfizer will suffer from the patent expirations of its key drugs such as Viagra and Lyrica....
CareFirst puts price tag on dispute with Anne Arundel Medical Center

CareFirst puts price tag on dispute with Anne Arundel Medical Center

CareFirst's CEO put a price tag Thursday on a dispute between the health insurer and Anne Arundel Medical Center that could affect thousands of county residents....
Key Trumpcare holdout says he's a 'yes' if guaranteed a vote on his amendment

Key Trumpcare holdout says he's a 'yes' if guaranteed a vote on his amendment

For months, Sen. Rand Paul has been a staunch critic of Senate Republicans’ replacement for the Affordable Care Act....
Opinion: Parenthood made it real; don't repeal health care law

Opinion: Parenthood made it real; don't repeal health care law

Opinion: As a new dad, I see the importance of preserving and enhancing the Affordable Care Act. My family and our community need it....
Cruz touts study showing his health care plan boosts enrollments, saves money

Cruz touts study showing his health care plan boosts enrollments, saves money

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's "Consumer Freedom" amendment to the stalled Republican health care bill would expand coverage and reduce premiums, though at the cost of steeply...
Senators, we've got 4,000 people on the line

Senators, we've got 4,000 people on the line

According Daily Action,  a grass-roots, old fashioned national phone-tree, there were just over 3,500 direct callers from Texas to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn's offices in...
In fallout over health care collapse, it's GOP vs. GOP

In fallout over health care collapse, it's GOP vs. GOP

NEW YORK (AP) — GOP infighting intensified Wednesday as conservative leaders vowed to punish "traitorous" Republicans for abandoning promises on health care and activists lined up...
GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

The White House and GOP leaders fished Thursday for ways to win over recalcitrant senators, including an administration proposal to let states use Medicaid funds to help people buy...
The Latest:  Senators end meeting stalemated on health care

The Latest: Senators end meeting stalemated on health care

Around two dozen Republican senators have ended a private meeting on the party's stalemated health care bill with no visible signs of progress. Several senators described a...
Senate tries to determine what’s next after health bill

Senate tries to determine what’s next after health bill

Senate Republicans were scrambling to pick up the pieces after their attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare flopped....
McCain’s absence delays Senate vote on health bill

McCain’s absence delays Senate vote on health bill

It was an enormous setback as time dwindles for Republicans to pass the signature legislation after years of promises...
Senate’s latest ACA repeal strategy would leave 10 million more uninsured than its last bill, CBO says

Senate’s latest ACA repeal strategy would leave 10 million more uninsured than its last bill, CBO says

Senate Republicans’ latest strategy for demolishing major elements of the Affordable Care Act would leave 32 million more Americans uninsured in a decade, while three-fourths of...
Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals

Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals

“Most people live off Medicaid. If they don’t have that, they don’t have nothing,” he said. “You will be sending them to their deathbeds.”...
John Hickenlooper, GOP governors urge Senate not to repeal Obamacare without replacement

John Hickenlooper, GOP governors urge Senate not to repeal Obamacare without replacement

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joined his Republican counterparts Tuesday — including Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval — in urging the U.S. Senate not to...
Trump tweets health bill “will get even better” at lunch

Trump tweets health bill “will get even better” at lunch

President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up the pressure on reluctant Republicans to erase much of Barack Obama’s health care law, tweeting, “They MUST keep their promise to...
Boulder-based Techstars and Foundry invest in “Airbnb of health care”

Boulder-based Techstars and Foundry invest in “Airbnb of health care”

Two Colorado-based venture capital groups announced Monday that they will invest $13 million into a digital service that matches consumers with health insurance plans....
Health care bill’s collapse and Trump’s suggestion to “let Obamacare fail” (5 letters)

Health care bill’s collapse and Trump’s suggestion to “let Obamacare fail” (5 letters)

Donald Trump may not like Obamacare, but to state emphatically that he will let it fail reveals a heartlessness toward the American people. How many people will suffer if they lose...
Congress achieves bipartisan failure on health care

Congress achieves bipartisan failure on health care

Both parties are deeply responsible for the health care mess we are now in. But neither party looks likely to take responsibility for its own failures, much less for fixing the...
Ochsner buys land near Mall of Louisiana for major Baton Rouge expansion

Ochsner buys land near Mall of Louisiana for major Baton Rouge expansion

Ochsner Health System has purchased a nearly 26-acre site near the Mall of Louisiana for its previously announced medical office building, micro-hospital and surgical center....
Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's not in support of single-payer health care 'right now'

Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's not in support of single-payer health care 'right now'

Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's not a proponent of shifting toward a single-payer health system "right now," as the nation's leaders continue to mull changes to the federal health...
Letters: System allows Congress to deceive

Letters: System allows Congress to deceive

Regardless of which party controls Congress, that institution has managed over our history to undermine the spirit all Americans envision for our governance. What I refer to are...
Editorial: The health care war’s ugly underbelly

Editorial: The health care war’s ugly underbelly

The fight that ground our governance to a halt was never just about health care. It was not only about expanding Medicaid or subsidizing policies...
Opinion: Obamacare lives. What’s next for Dems?

Opinion: Obamacare lives. What’s next for Dems?

The death of the GOP health bill is a victory for progressive groups. Will those groups keep celebrating if top Democrats agree to a bipartisan compromise?...
The GOP Faces New Crossroads After Health Care Voting Collapse

The GOP Faces New Crossroads After Health Care Voting Collapse

It revealed rifts in the party’s rank and file, leadership and President...
Former Google exec is teaming up with the Mayo Clinic to help prevent a major cause of sudden death

Former Google exec is teaming up with the Mayo Clinic to help prevent a major cause of sudden death

A former Googler is hoping to use machine learning technology to prevent sudden cardiac death....
Budgeting for retirement? Plan on spending an eye-popping amount on health costs

Budgeting for retirement? Plan on spending an eye-popping amount on health costs

People far underestimate the costs of health care in retirement — a 65-year-old couple can expect to spend over $404,000, according to a new study....
Uncertainty surrounding Trump's policy agenda is 'quite high,' says Fed Chair Yellen

Uncertainty surrounding Trump's policy agenda is 'quite high,' says Fed Chair Yellen

"I think fiscal policy ... uncertainty is quite high at the moment," Yellen tells the Senate Banking Committee....
US spends big on health care but doesn't get much back, study says

US spends big on health care but doesn't get much back, study says

The U.S. has a greater divide between health care between the rich and the poor than 10 other countries, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study....
Cramer Remix: Target’s news flash is good for shareholders, but it may not be enough for all retail

Cramer Remix: Target’s news flash is good for shareholders, but it may not be enough for all retail

Jim Cramer explains why the tides may not be turning for retail just yet....
Cramer: Mea culpa! This stock's action is why I say small-cap biotechs are only for speculation

Cramer: Mea culpa! This stock's action is why I say small-cap biotechs are only for speculation

Jim Cramer admits he was too eager about the stock of Alder BioPharmaceuticals, which just took a huge hit....
For doctors, fat freezing is becoming a hot new revenue opportunity

For doctors, fat freezing is becoming a hot new revenue opportunity

A medical practice can earn $200,000 in "gross profit" a year by seeing two CoolSculpting patients a week, N.Y. Times reports....
Op-Ed: Here are 3 biggest problems in new GOP health bill

Op-Ed: Here are 3 biggest problems in new GOP health bill

The new Republican Obamacare replacement bill includes some good items but they all come with serious drawbacks, says Jake Novak....
Sens. Collins and Paul remain 'no' votes on GOP health-care bill, putting passage into deep doubt

Sens. Collins and Paul remain 'no' votes on GOP health-care bill, putting passage into deep doubt

GOP leaders can afford only two defections from Republican senators to pass their Obamacare replacement bill....
GOP releases revised health-care bill in Senate, includes 'skimpy plans'

GOP releases revised health-care bill in Senate, includes 'skimpy plans'

The GOP bill faces potentially fatal opposition from members of the party's own caucus due to concerns about Medicaid cuts and other issues....
Hundreds charged in health care and opioid fraud schemes worth $1.3 billion

Hundreds charged in health care and opioid fraud schemes worth $1.3 billion

More than 400 people have been charged with taking part in health care scams, officials said....
Top health insurance lobbying group blasts 'Cruz provision' seen in GOP Obamacare-replacement bill

Top health insurance lobbying group blasts 'Cruz provision' seen in GOP Obamacare-replacement bill

The provision by Sen. Ted Cruz is expected to allow insurers to sell plans that don't comply with Obamacare rules....
Senate consumer choice idea could raise premiums for the sick

Senate consumer choice idea could raise premiums for the sick

A health-care proposal from Senate conservatives would let insurers sell skimpy policies provided they also offer a comprehensive plan....
The rich get a $250,000 tax cut under the GOP's health-reform bill

The rich get a $250,000 tax cut under the GOP's health-reform bill

The Senate health-care bill would give the wealthy the biggest tax break in over a decade, according to an analysis....
Trump: 'I will be very angry' if Senate doesn't pass Obamacare replacement

Trump: 'I will be very angry' if Senate doesn't pass Obamacare replacement

President Trump says he has been "sitting waiting" for an Obamacare replacement bill to sign....