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Trump nominates Obamacare critic as health secretary

Washington - US President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated a fierce Obamacare critic as health secretary, indicating he plans to fulfill a campaign promise to tear up the divisive healthcare reform law.

Trump vows to scrap Obamacare as costs to jump 25 percent

Washington - Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to overturn President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program after the government announced Americans will see costs jump an average of 25 percent next year.

Startup designed to sell Obamacare is quitting Obamacare

Harken Health Insurance, a startup and part of UnitedHealthcare that offered low-cost health plans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, is leaving the marketplace.

Another Obamacare co-op bites the dust, leaving six remaining

Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey is folding after the state's insurance commissioner put the Obamacare co-op in "rehabilitation" over its "hazardous" financial condition.

Tanning industry is quick to blame Obamacare for closures

Rather than admit to health violations or refusing to follow state and federal rules governing tanning salons, the tanning industry has instead gathered in force to blame Obamacare for the closure of what they claim is 10,000 facilities across the nation.

Op-Ed: Trump unveils flawed healthcare reform plan

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has finally unveiled a detailed policy platform for reforming healthcare in the United States.

Op-Ed: Pres. Obama classic lame duck at home and abroad

Washington - On Wednesday, the French outgoing foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, who is expected to become head of France’s constitutional court, called the administration’s policies “ambiguous.”

Hidden health insurance benefits that could save you money Special

New York - There are many hidden benefits insurance companies don’t advertise. Weight loss, infertility treatments, chiropractic care and acupuncture are just a few procedures that are quietly covered under some insurance plans.

Obamacare deductibles leading to more critical illness policies

Critical illness insurance policies are more popular than ever. A study conducted by Gen Re showed that critical illness gained almost $381 million of new business revenue last year.

Op-Ed: GOP platform — Still ‘anything but Obama’

As much as GOP hopefuls tried to distinguish themselves in the first debate of the 2016 presidential election, they sounded a lot of the same notes.

Supreme Court upholds 'Obamacare' subsidies

Washington - The United States Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a key portion of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as 'Obamacare,' preserving healthcare coverage for millions of Americans and securing a major part of President Barack Obama's legacy.

Supreme Court rules on King v. Burwell in favor of Obamacare

The Supreme Court of the U.S. ruled six-to-three in favor of upholding Obamacare in the King v. Burwell case. Today's ruling means federal healthcare subsidies are upheld for more than 6 million Americans.

Op-Ed: UN Sustainable Development Goals - death targets

Sonora - One person in the UK is upset at what the UN calls Sustainable Development Goals and which Prof. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock calls death targets.

Op-Ed: Obama dodges lame-duck weakness through healthcare spending

Since the midterm victories that put both the House and Senate under GOP majorities, U.S. President Barack Obama’s lame-duck status has been popularly viewed as a foregone conclusion coloring every speech and initiative he has presented in 2015.

Marilyn Tavenner, head of Medicare and Medicaid resigns

Washington D.c. - Marilyn B. Tavenner, administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced on Friday that she is resigning. Tavenner supervised the chaotic rollout of the federal insurance marketplace.

Quitting smoking provides Obamacare incentives

A company called ValuePenguin.com has published a study which found that Obamacare enrollees who have quit or reduced their smoking could see their premiums cut by as much as one-third with a non-tobacco rate.

Op-Ed: The revolving door special interests and Obamacare

Washington - When Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act was originally drafted, Democrat Max Baucus was a key legislator involved and Chair of the Senate Finance Committee. His committee took the lead role in drafting the act.

Op-Ed: Five things wrong with Sen. Ted Cruz' Ten-Point Plan for Congress

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has announced his GOP plan for Congress starting in 2015, outlining what should be done if Republicans regain the Senate. Unfortunately, he's half wrong.

Op-Ed: Conservative alternatives to Obamacare that just might be better

Republicans and Tea Party members don't care about people. Obamacare proves President Obama does care. Liberals tell you these things. There are conservative alternatives which might be better and do show compassion, however, maybe more compassion.

Op-Ed: Obamacare leads some firms to end existing health care coverage

Washington - Back in 2011, Doug Henwood of the Left Business Observer argued that Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, would result in some employers dropping their existing coverage and forcing employers onto the exchanges.

Op-Ed: Obamacare not doing enough to help with health care costs

As the Affordable Care Act comes closer to full implementation across the United States, it is clear that this legislation does not do enough to ensure that citizens can afford health care. Obamacare is insufficient for our needs.

Obamacare’s small business exchange & health coverage options

Leading up to the healthcare law which was stumbled out almost a year ago, President Obama assured small business owners that it would be simple for employers to shop for and secure healthcare coverage.

Obamacare saves states with Medicaid $5.7B for uncompensated care

Washington - The pressure for the 23 states that have not enrolled to enroll in the Medicaid cash expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act, is increasing by the day. This year alone, those states enrolling in the Medicaid expansion will save $5.7 billion dollars.

Obamacare saves states with Medicaid $5.7B for uncompensated care

Washington - The pressure for the 23 states that have not enrolled to enroll in the Medicaid cash expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act, is increasing by the day. This year alone, those states enrolling in the Medicaid expansion will save $5.7 billion dollars.

Op-Ed: When Obamacare stops treatment for cancer patients

Jeffrey Rusch, a man from California, had 20 tumors in his brain, a large tumor in his lung and several others in his liver and bones. He started to receive treatment, only to later receive a notice his treatments weren't covered under Obamacare.

Survey: Americans find health coverage in marketplaces affordable

New York - According to the Commonwealth Fund’s Affordable Care Act tracking survey, 61 percent of adults find it "easy" to pay premiums for health insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) marketplace, which was a primary goal of the law.

Obamacare impact on midterm elections fades off into the sunset

Washington - Everyone is talking about The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obmacare, if you will) and its impact on the 2014 midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4. That list includes the Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch, Politico and the Washington Post.

Op-Ed: Obamacare misinformer Betsy McCaughey walks off The Daily Show

Burbank - Betsy "Death Panel" McCaughey, the serial Obamacare misinformer, walked off of the Daily Show yesterday. The Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper tried to interview McCaughey, asking her "It's been a tough road for critics of this law," he asked.

Op-Ed: Mary Landrieu opponent Rep. Bill Cassidy pulls an Obamacare stunt

Baton Rouge - The "do-nothing" Congress is back in town, and in the spirit of "do-nothingness," Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy received the cooperation of the GOP House leadership, to put on the House floor a "go nowhere" vote on a "do-nothing" bill today.

Kaiser poll: Approval of Affordable Care Act falls to 35 percent

Washington - While the American people are focused on a new Iraq conflict involving U.S. forces and an open Southern border that some say beckons Islamic State terrorists to enter the country, public approval of ObamaCare has steadily declined over the summer.
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