Trump Obamacare move seen harming Americans, bipartisan prospects

Trump Obamacare move seen harming Americans, bipartisan prospects

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) applauds as U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans and circumvent Obamacare rules at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   WASHINGTON, October 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will hurt […]

Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare, boost bare-bones insurance

Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare, boost bare-bones insurance

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts   WASHINGTON, October 12 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday made it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, using his presidential powers to undermine Obamacare after fellow Republicans in Congress failed to repeal the […]

Republican bill to repeal Obamacare teeters on edge of collapse

Republican bill to repeal Obamacare teeters on edge of collapse

Activists participate in a rally to protect the Affordable Care Act outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein   WASHINGTON, September 25 (Reuters) – The latest Republican effort to repeal former U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law faced possible defeat this week as several senators in the party […]

U.S. Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow

U.S. Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) departs the Senate floor after the body’s first vote upon returning from their August recess at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. September 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   WASHINGTON, September 23 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing […]

Republican Obamacare repeal bill fails in U.S. Senate

Republican Obamacare repeal bill fails in U.S. Senate

    WASHINGTON, July 28  (Reuters) – In a stinging blow to President Donald Trump, U.S. Senate Republicans failed on Friday to dismantle Obamacare, falling short on a major campaign promise and perhaps ending a seven-year quest by their party to gut the healthcare law.   Voting in the early hours, three Republican senators, John […]

U.S. Republicans’ push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

U.S. Republicans’ push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) – A seven-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare faces a major test this week in the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers will decide whether to move forward and vote on a bill whose details and prospects are uncertain.   The Senate will decide as early as Tuesday whether to begin […]

U.S. vice president urges Congress to complete Obamacare repeal

U.S. vice president urges Congress to complete Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON, June 4 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday urged the Republican-controlled Congress to complete the job of dismantling Obamacare this summer and move on quickly to another big-ticket item on President Donald Trump’s agenda: tax cuts.   Speaking days before lawmakers return to Washington amid doubts about their ability to agree […]

U.S. House votes to repeal, replace Obamacare, Senate battle looms

U.S. House votes to repeal, replace Obamacare, Senate battle looms

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, handing Republican President Donald Trump a victory that could prove short-lived as the healthcare legislation heads for a likely battle in the Senate.   The vote to undo major parts of former President Barack […]

Trump administration issues final rule on stricter Obamacare enrolment

Trump administration issues final rule on stricter Obamacare enrolment

WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday issued a final rule that will shorten the Obamacare enrolment period and give insurers more of what they say they need in the individual insurance market, likely making it harder for some consumers to purchase insurance, healthcare experts said.   It could also raise out-of-pocket […]

55% Americans approve of Obamacare now: Poll

55% Americans approve of Obamacare now: Poll

Washington, April 6 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is more popular now than it was on Election Day, despite President Trump and the GOP’s efforts to dismantle it, a poll said.   Nearly 55 per cent of Americans now support Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, up from 42 per cent […]

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was “exploding” after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law.   That’s not going to happen this month. Probably not even this year.   The more than 12 million people who bought 2017 health insurance plans […]