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Trump decides against reopening health care enrollment during pandemic

Apr 1, 2020
A White House official said Tuesday that the administration decided against it.
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Popular with voters, more conservative states push for Medicaid expansion

Dec 10, 2018
One of the big winners in November’s midterm election was public health insurance coverage – specifically expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
A man casts his midterm ballot on Nov. 6, 2018 at Briles Schoolhouse in Peoria Township, Kansas.
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Conservative states embrace Obamacare provisions

Nov 8, 2018
Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act has faced fierce Republican efforts to dismantle it. But on Tuesday three of the country’s most conservative states voted to adopt a key provision of the ACA. In Utah, Nebraska and Idaho, voters…
Protestors carry signs as they demonstrate against proposed cuts to Medical and Medicare outside San Francisco city hall on Sept. 21, 2011.
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Health care tops voter concerns in the midterm election

Nov 7, 2018
Major issues for voters in the 2018 election were health care, immigration and the economy.
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Are you covered? It's open enrollment time for health insurance plans in most states

Nov 1, 2018
Premiums for Obamacare policies have decreased but not as much as they might have.
Workers pass out informational flyers in front of a new health care enrollment center in 2017 in the Queens borough of New York City.
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Trump administration drafting dramatic curbs on legal immigration

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Aug 7, 2018
The U.S. government has always been wary of immigrants who might be a drain on the economy, but soon even legal immigrants who’ve enrolled in Obamacare could be disqualified from citizenship if proposed new rules take effect. Click the audio…
White House adviser Stephen Miller is one of the main architects for this new policy. 
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"Skinny" short-term health insurance plans expand under Trump

Aug 1, 2018
Here are some pros and cons on the policies.
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Calorie count rule expands nationwide for larger food sellers

May 7, 2018
Starting today, fast food restaurants, grocery store chains, convenience stores and even movie theaters must start posting calorie counts. The law — which was a provision tucked into Obamacare — applies to food retailers with 20 locations or more. How will this…

Health insurance ads were up this year despite a slashed budget

Dec 15, 2017
Today is the last day to enroll in Obamacare insurance plans. Earlier this year, the Trump administration slashed the Affordable Care Act advertising budget by $90 million, so many people assumed there would be far fewer TV ads encouraging people…

The Senate tax bill has a health care throwback

Nov 14, 2017
A proposed amendment would end the Affordable Care Act's individual health insurance mandate.
Members of the Senate Finance Committee participate in a markup of the Republican tax reform proposal today in Washington, D.C.
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