‘Short Term’ Health Insurance? Up to 3 Years Under New Trump Policy

The New York Times By Robert Pear Wednesday, August 1, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Trump administration issued a final rule on Wednesday that clears the way for the sale of many more health insurance policies that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act and do not have to cover prescription drugs, maternity care or… Read More

Foiled in Congress, Trump Signs Order to Undermine Obamacare

The NY Times By ROBERT PEAR and REED ABELSON OCT. 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that clears the way for potentially sweeping changes in health insurance, including sales of cheaper policies with fewer benefits and fewer protections for consumers than those mandated under the Affordable Care Act. But… Read More

Foiled in Congress, Trump Moves on His Own to Undermine Obamacare

The NY Times By ROBERT PEAR and REED ABELSONOCT. 11, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump, after failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act in Congress, will act on his own to relax health care standards on small businesses that band together to buy health insurance and may take steps to allow the sale of other… Read More

Senate Rejects Slimmed-Down Obamacare Repeal as McCain Votes No

The New York Times By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN JULY 27, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate in the early hours of Friday morning rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and dealing a… Read More

Senate Soundly Rejects Repeal-Only Health Plan

The New York Times By THOMAS KAPLAN JULY 26, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday soundly rejected a measure that would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act without providing a replacement, leaving Republicans still searching for a path forward to fulfill their promise of dismantling President Barack Obama’s signature health law. Seven… Read More

Pence Breaks Tie as Senate Votes to Begin Debating Obamacare Repeal

The New York Times By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN JULY 25, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly voted on Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, taking a pivotal step forward after the dramatic return of Senator John McCain, who cast a crucial vote despite… Read More

Senate Braces for Health Showdown With McCain on Hand but a Plan Unclear

The New York Times By THOMAS KAPLAN and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS JULY 24, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders, keeping alive their push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, are barreling toward a showdown vote on Tuesday to begin debating a repeal of the health law. And Senator John McCain announced Monday night that he… Read More

Senate G.O.P. Leaders Unveil Health Care Bill to Try Winning Over Skeptics

The New York Times By Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan July 13, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders on Thursday unveiled a fresh proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, revising their bill to help hold down insurance costs for consumers while keeping a pair of taxes on high-income people that they had… Read More