Trump steps back from Obamacare overhaul until after the 2020 election

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The president backed away from his previous insistence for a vote on an Affordable Care Act replacement. Last week, President Donald Trump withdrew from his prior push for an Obamacare overhaul vote. He had been seeking a vote toward a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Trump changed directions, deciding to hold off his efforts against the ACA until after the 2020 elections. Trump’s move away from the Obamacare overhaul vote was a recognition of the current political situation. It has become clear that health care replacement legislation would not…

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Trump’s attempt to roll back birth control mandate quashed by judge

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A federal judge has ruled to block a set of new regulations put forward by the Trump administration. The recent attempt the Trump administration has made to block the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act has been halted for the moment. A federal judge in Pennsylvania has paused the ability for the efforts to move forward. The Trump administration had been seeking to roll back the birth control mandate. This would make it harder for women to obtain no cost birth control if their employers state that they…

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Former President Barack Obama aims to boost Obamacare enrollment with new video

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The goal is to encourage more people – particularly young adults – to sign up before the deadline. In an attempt to give Obamacare enrollment a shot in the arm, former President Barack Obama released an almost ninety second video on his social media accounts. Obama hopes to correct the trend reversal in which fewer Americans have been signing up. Within the video, Obama urged Americans, particularly young adults, to head to healthcare.gov and start their Obamacare enrollment before the deadline on December 15. His video was shared on Facebook,…

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigns following spending criticism

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Huge pressure regarding massive spending on chartered flights causes Price to step down. Tom Price, Health and Human Services Secretary, has now resigned under massive pressure due to his high travel bills. Price accumulated at least $400,000 in travel expenses – primarily from chartered flights – which was in direct opposition to the Trump administration’s promise to “drain the swamp.” President Trump has been promising to reduce the corrupt and entitled capital in the government. Price had already been facing trouble from Trump for having been unsuccessful as Health and…

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GOP health care vote abruptly cancelled as Trump didn’t have the support

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“We just pulled it,” said President Trump in a phone interview with the Washington Post. House Republican leaders suddenly cancelled the GOP health care vote and withdrew their rewrite of the law. A vote had been scheduled for 3:30 pm (ET) following dramatic attempts to gain support to pass the bill. On Thursday, it was already clear that there was inadequate support, but President Trump still scheduled a do-or-die vote for Friday. On Friday, the situation only worsened for the bill’s supporters as more Republicans leaned toward a “no” vote.…

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Health care vote likely today after delay from Trump’s failure to find support

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Despite extensive efforts to encourage members to see his side, the president has yet to gain enough votes. House leaders postponed the health care vote that had been expected to occur on Thursday. The GOP’s intention had been to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Trump and his supporters worked diligently to address demands made from lawmakers who refused to support the overhaul bill. Despite considerable efforts, Trump was unable to convince enough of the lawmakers to make it pass. The House Republicans met behind closed doors late in the day…

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Consumers are losing satisfaction with health insurance providers

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Satisfaction is falling among consumers with health insurance coverage in the US Consumer satisfaction in health insurance in the U.S. has gone down, according to a new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Many of the country’s leading health insurance providers scored a 69 out of 100 in terms of consumer satisfaction. There are many reasons why consumers may be unsatisfied with their insurance providers, but the Affordable Care Act may not be something that has affected satisfaction among consumers in a significant way. The Affordable Care Act may…

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