Category Archives: Healthcare

Trump plays hardball with Dems on ObamaCare payments

President Trump has riled congressional Democrats by threatening earlier this week to hold back payments to health insurers in an apparent bid to get them to negotiate over a new ObamaCare replacement package.

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Trump Applauds NYT Report Showing ObamaCare in Trouble

The New York Times appeared to reinforce a claim President Trump recently made about ObamaCare being on the brink of collapse. In a tweet last week, the president said the Affordable Care Act will “explode” and cause all sides to “get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for the people.”Fox Insider

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Pence vows Trump will continue ObamaCare fight, calls out Democrats and Republicans

Saturday Vice President Pence tried to deliver a pep-talk to Americans after fellow Republicans’ failed effort to overhaul ObamaCare — admitting that members are “back to the drawing board” but vowing that President Trump will “keep fighting.”

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Sen. Susan Collins: AHCA ‘Really Misses the Mark’

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will not support the current House GOP healthcare bill, the Portland Press Herald reported. The legislation being debated in Congress “really misses the mark” – she said in her most definitive opposition to a bill she has already raised concerns about.

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DOJ reportedly plans to send fleet of judges to immigration detention centers

The DOJ is reportedly sending 50 judges to immigration detention centers across the U.S. to hear more cases and cut down on the massive backlog of immigration cases.

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Trump Sends Pharma Stocks Down With New Tweet on Drug Prices

Tuesday President Donald Trump jumped back into the debate over drug pricing sending pharmaceutical stocks down again with a tweet promising to lower medicine costs for American people.

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Conservatives balk at ObamaCare replacement bill

House Republicans’ long-awaited ObamaCare replacement bill already is being met with complaints from congressional conservatives who warn the proposed legislation comes with too much cost and too much government — signaling a tough fight ahead for GOP leaders looking to send a bill promptly to President Trump’s desk.

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Aetna – ObamaCare in ‘death spiral

The leader of one of the U.S.’s largest health insurance agencies—who has been saying for months that ObamaCare is on the ropes– said Wednesday that statistics indicate that the law has now entered a “death spiral.”

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Paul reportedly leaves meeting with House Republicans on ObamaCare

Tuesday Senator Rand Paul reportedly walked out of a meeting with fellow Senate Republicans as House Speaker Paul Ryan worked to reassure skeptical colleagues about the next steps in taking on ObamaCare.

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Marathon Pharmaceuticals to charge $89,000 for muscular dystrophy drug after 70-fold increase

This won’t last long, once Trump gets wind of it. A drug to treat muscular dystrophy will hit the U.S. market with a price tag of $89,000 a year despite being available for decades in Europe at a fraction of that cost. Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC’s pricing of the drug, which has been available in Europe, is the …

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