Health care policy

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., followed by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., leaves a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, to meet with reporters before President Donald Trump's speech to the nation. A month into the new administration, the GOP is discovering the difficulties of making good on its promises on repealing Obama's health care law, and other issues. Speaker Ryan says he isn't frustrated though on Trump's lack of detailed direction, saying "I see him as more of a chairman." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2017 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute in his first speech to a joint session of Congress. "He's the leader on...
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President Donald Trump, flanked by Independence Blue Cross CEO Daniel J. Hilferty, left, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina CEO Brad Wilson, speaks during a meeting with health insurance company executives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 27, 2017 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday that "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated." Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans, who face mounting pressure to scrap the law even as problems grow longer and knottier. With the...
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President Donald Trump, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, participate in a meeting with health insurance company executives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 27, 2017 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Monday that the nation's health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor. Trump said at a White House meeting with dozens of governors that he hoped to...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks to reporters during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 27, 2017 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is predicting that the Affordable Care Act will survive as he describes a White House and GOP in disarray. Schumer says the law, also referred to as "Obamacare," will not be...
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President Donald Trump speaks to a meeting of the National Governors Association, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 27, 2017 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Monday that the nation's health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor. Trump said at a White House meeting with dozens of governors that he hoped to...
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February 25, 2017 - 2:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners. Instead, it would create tax credits worth up to $4,000, allow...
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February 24, 2017 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners. Instead, it would create tax credits worth up to $4,000, allow...
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