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  • health insurance Jan 15

    On the Money: Confronting Fresh Health Insurance Deductibles

    The new year often starts harshly for people with high-deductible health insurance, but there are places to find help. Many of those deductibles reset Jan. 1, forcing patients to pay thousands of dollars for care before most coverage starts. Such a financial hit can be brutal, especially for patients with cancer or a chronic condition.

  • health insurance Dec 31, 2019

    3 Years in, No Sign of Trump’s Replacement for Obamacare

    As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.” Three years later, Trump still hasn’t managed to repeal and replace his predecessor’s big legislative achievement. Now, as the 2020 campaign heats up, Democrats are intent...

  • Obamacare Dec 16, 2019

    ‘Obamacare’ Sign-Up Deadline Is Extended Following Glitches

    People will get more time to sign up for “Obamacare” health insurance, the Trump administration announced Monday, following a spate of computer glitches over the weekend. The new HealthCare.gov deadline is 3 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a statement. Coverage takes effect Jan. 1.

  • Congress Dec 17, 2019

    Massive Bill Calls for $1.4 Trillion in Federal Spending

    Retired coal miners and longtime opponents of Obama-era taxes on high-cost health plans are eyeing big wins as top congressional leaders and the Trump White House close in on a deal on a government-wide spending bill. The bill would also increase the age nationwide for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21.

  • Iowa Dec 14, 2019

    Iowa Democrats Worry ‘Medicare for All’ Hurts Key Industry

    Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would replace private insurance with a government-run system. “What about the little guys that work in the insurance business,...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    US Judge Bars Trump’s Health Insurance Rule for Immigrants

    A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said in a written opinion that the proclamation could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through the courts....

  • Nov 6, 2019

    High School Football Player Prays With Rival Whose Mom Has Cancer

    A hard-fought Texas high school football game took a backseat to the realities of life when opponents Gage Smith and Ty Jordan came together for an emotional prayer after the final whistle last week. Smith asked Jordan if the two friends could say a prayer together for Jordan’s mother, Tiffany Jordan, 42, who has stage 4 lung and bone cancer....

  • Nov 2, 2019

    Biden Defends His ‘Vision’ Against Warren’s Indirect Attacks

    Bristling at Elizabeth Warren’s suggestions that he’s a milquetoast moderate with small ideas, presidential candidate Joe Biden countered Saturday that he offers a “bold” vision for the country and warned that Democratic primary voters should not get distracted by the party’s increasingly tense battle over ideological labels. It was a departure from Biden’s usual campaign speech and signaled perhaps a...

  • Nov 2, 2019

    US Judge Blocks Trump’s Health Insurance Rule for Immigrants

    A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon granted a temporary restraining order that prevents the rule from going into effect Sunday. It’s not clear when he will rule...

  • Oct 8, 2019

    Lawsuits Around US Seek to Block Trump’s Public Charge Rule

    The scene is playing out in courtrooms from coast to coast — federal judges being asked to block a new Trump administration policy scheduled to take effect next week that would deny legal permanent residency to many immigrants over the use of public benefits. Almost a dozen lawsuits have been filed from New York to California with plaintiffs including states,...

  • Oct 5, 2019

    Trump Signs Proclamation Restricting Visas for Uninsured

    Immigrants applying for U.S. visas will be denied entry into the country unless they can prove they can afford health care, according to a proclamation signed Friday by President Donald Trump. The new rule applies to people seeking immigrant visas from abroad — not those in the U.S. already. It does not affect lawful permanent residents. It does not apply...

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Chicago Teachers Union Members Vote to Authorize Strike

    Chicago Teachers Union members have voted to authorize a strike, union leaders announced Thursday night, setting the stage for more than 25,000 teachers and staff to walk off the job in the nation’s third-largest school district. CTU President Jesse Sharkey said the union eclipsed the 75 percent threshold needed to authorize a strike at approximately 9:15 p.m. Thursday. Sharkey said...

  • Sep 10, 2019

    Share of Uninsured Americans Rises for 1st Time in a Decade

    The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains under President Barack Obama’s health care law might be eroding under President Donald Trump. The Census Bureau also said in an annual report Tuesday that household income rose last year at its slowest pace in four years and finally...

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Sanders, Harris Signal Support for ‘Medicare for All’ and Eliminating Private Insurance

    Only two of the 10 candidates on the second night of the 2020 Democratic presidential debate raised their hands when asked who supported abolishing private health insurance.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Healthcare, Immigration Spark Liveliest Debate Among Democrats

    At the Democratic debate in Miami Wednesday, the 10 candidates largely agreed on what the Democratic platform should be during the 2020 presidential election. But a few major differences divided them on hot button issues that will likely define their campaigns as the primaries approach.

  • Jun 9, 2019

    California Lawmakers Agree to Health Benefits for Immigrants

    California will become the first state in the country to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal state continues to distance itself from President Donald Trump’s administration.

  • Mar 26, 2019

    Health Care Fight Continues in DC

    The health care of millions of Americans is once again at the center of a fight on Capitol Hill. The Trump administration says it now supports the full dismantling of the Affordable Care Act. This move could leave more than 20 million people without health insurance.

  • Mar 26, 2019

    Trump Renews Fight Against Obamacare

    In a new court filing, the Justice Department says it now supports the full dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, a move that would end Obamacare and risk leaving millions of people without health insurance.

  • Feb 28, 2019

    DNA Privacy: Test Results Could Affect Your Life Insurance Coverage

    Under federal law, companies are not allowed to use your genetic information against you for things like health insurance or a job. But that protection does not apply to things like life insurance or long-term care insurance, and the laws are constantly changing.

  • Feb 12, 2019

    California Governor Scales Back LA-SF High-Speed Train

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Tuesday there “isn’t a path” for completing the state’s plan for a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles, yet his office insisted he is fully committed to building such a project. Newsom, delivering his first State of the State address, said he’d shift his focus to completing just a 171-mile segment of...

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