Trump work requirement rewrites health care rules for poor

Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require “able-bodied” Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program’s half-century history. Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said requiring work or community involvement can make a positive difference in people’s lives and […]

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For McConnell, Health Care Failure Was a Map to Tax Success

For Mitch McConnell and fellow Senate Republicans, the push for a sweeping tax overhaul was never anything like the divisive internal party struggle that prevented repeal of the Affordable Care Act. “All of my members, from Collins to Cruz, were just more comfortable with this issue,” Mr. McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and majority leader, said in an interview this weekend, […]

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Trump ad hits wrong target on health care

President Donald Trump’s re-election committee is lashing out at Democrats in a new TV ad that incorrectly blames his critics in the opposing party for blocking fixes to the nation’s health care system. The ad, which was set to broadcast on cable stations nationwide on Tuesday, seizes on “skyrocketing” insurance premiums “all while Democrats in Washington, D.C., block a better […]

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Trump’s Obamacare attack heralds new health-care battles on Capitol Hill

President Trump’s decision Thursday to cut off crucial health-care subsidies has once again revived the long-running debate over the Affordable Care Act, increasing the potential for a government shutdown in December and making the issue central in next year’s midterm elections. The move to end insurer subsidies could propel premiums an average of 20 percent higher next year for those […]

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What Did Trump’s Health Care Executive Order Do?

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that he said would begin “saving the American people from the nightmare of Obamacare.” There’s a lot that’s still uncertain about how the order will change the health law. Here’s what we know so far. Is Obamacare repealed now? “I just keep hearing repeal-replace, repeal-replace,” Mr. Trump said in the signing ceremony. […]

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