Obamacare

Washington, D.C. (WBEN) - The new catch phrase in the health care debate is 'skinny repeal'. "Right now most of us think what's going to happen is something called a skinny repeal" said Rep Chris Collins (R-Clarence). "That involves repealing the individual mandate, the employer mandate and the...
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Richard Root
July 25, 2017 - 6:01 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The day before Senators gather in Washington to, once again, take a vote on health care, Rep. Chris Collins says this will likely be the last vote on whether to take up healthcare reform or not this year. "I think we'll then be moving on fully to tax reform and probably won't...
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June 22, 2017 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBEN/AP) - Senate Republicans have released a 142-page draft of their bill to eliminate much of the Obama health care law. The measure would cut and revamp Medicaid, the health care program for lower-income and disabled people. It would repeal tax increases Obama's law imposed on...
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Richard Root
May 05, 2017 - 6:26 am
(WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins is being raked over the coals for admitting on CNN he didn't read the entire American Act Healthcare Act before passing it yesterday. However, the same thing happened when Obamacare was rolled out. . @RepChrisCollins : on not reading #AHCA : It was a gotcha...
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May 04, 2017 - 2:50 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After the House of Representatives voted on Thursday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, local leaders responded on various platforms. Congressman Chris Collins “This puts us even closer to ending the Obamacare nightmare that has plagued Americans for the last...
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Pizza Delivery
Richard Root
April 18, 2017 - 6:32 am
(WBEN) - This May, the menu-labeling provision of Obamacare goes into full effect and it's causing the pizza industry to lose its lunch. A new menu-labeling law is supposed to take effect May 5. It's a provision of Obamacare that requires food-retail establishments with 20 or more locations to post...
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Tom Puckett
March 08, 2017 - 5:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An area congressman says there are some things that will be in the Obamacare repeal and replacement bill, and others he wishes could be in the bill. Congressman Tom Reed says the goal is to make sure the bill is fair, and honors promises Republicans made. "Thingg like the reforms...
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