Obamacare

Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration birth control rules

(Worthy News) – A second U.S. judge on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump’s administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women’s birth control. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. in Oakland, California, said the federal government likely did not follow proper administrative procedures in promulgating…

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Year One List: 81 major Trump achievements, 11 Obama legacy items repealed

(Worthy News) – With the passage of the GOP tax bill this week, the Trump administration has scored 81 major achievements in its first year, making good on campaign promises to provide significant tax cuts, boost U.S. energy production, and restore respect to the United States, according to the White House. And along the way,…

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House Republicans urge repeal of Obamacare individual mandate penalties in tax bill

(Worthy News) – House Republicans on Monday urged congressional leaders to include the repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty in the final version of the tax bill. “Including language to repeal this harmful policy will return personal decisions about healthcare choices to patients, fulfilling a key promise we have made to the American people,” nearly…

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Senate votes to advance $1.4 trillion tax cut bill

(Worthy News) – The Senate voted Wednesday to open debate on a $1.4 trillion tax bill after Republican leaders worked out preliminary deals to the smooth over the concerns of several Republican lawmakers. The final tally was 52-48, passing strictly along party lines. The vote means the bill is now open to debate and unlimited…

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Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill

(Worthy News) – U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday. The version of tax legislation put forward by Senate Republican leaders would…

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CBO: Obamacare mandate repeal would cut deficit by $338 billion

(Worthy News) – Repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate would save the government $338 billion over a decade and result in 13 million more uninsured Americans in 2027, according to a new CBO score. Congressional Republicans are considering axing Obamacare’s requirement that most Americans obtain health coverage as part of a tax reform package, although there is…

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House passes bill to nix Obamacare panel

(Worthy News) – The House on Thursday passed a bill to repeal a panel created by Obamacare to cut Medicare if it spends too much. The House voted 307-111 to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a subject of ire from Republicans and some Democrats. Lawmakers say the board takes away congressional authority over entitlement…

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Orrin Hatch, Kevin Brady introduce Obamacare stabilization bill

(Worthy News) – House and Senate Republican committee leaders introduced an Obamacare stabilization package that is more conservative than a bipartisan package that has stalled in the Senate. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady introduced the Healthcare Market Certainty and Mandate Relief Act on Wednesday. It…

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