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Insurers, hospitals, doctor lobby freak out over Trump actions against Obamacare subsidies and regulations

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The subsidies, billed as aid for the poor, actually go directly to insurance companies and pad their bottom lines.
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Public Health: Not Dead Yet: Obamacare Insurers Are Hanging In There

Public Health: Not Dead Yet: Obamacare Insurers Are Hanging In There

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President Trump's dual actions to undermine the health law have left insurers angry and anxious. But they are not running for the exits yet.
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Mixed reviews in Georgia for Trump's move to lift Obamacare regs

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WASHINGTON -President Donald Trump's move to loosen some of the federal rules governing so-called associated health plans and short-term insurance on Thursday garnered mixed reaction in Georgia .
Republicans lauded the changes for increasing flexibility and competition and providing more lower-cost options to locals with few or no alternatives to Obamacare. Democrats and some health groups, meanwhile, warned it would undermine the Affordable Care Act by luring away young and healthy people while raising insurance premiums on the older, sicker Americans the law was designed to protect.
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Health Insurers Lost Billions in Value After President Trump's Obamacare Order

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President Donald Trump ordered a halt on major key Obama-era federal payments to insurance companies late Thursday - a move that rattled health insurers.
The six insurers tracked by the S&P 500 Managed Health Index lost a combined $14.6 billion between the market's close on Thursday and Friday. Shares of UnitedHealth Group shed 0.21%, Cigna fell 0.43%, Aetna lost nearly 1%, Humana dipped 1.5%, Anthem slid 3%, while Centene dropped 3.3%.
That came on a day when the overall S&P 500 remained relatively flat.
The dip for health insurers came after Trump announced late Thursday that he would...
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California Leads Group Asking Court to Keep Obamacare Subsidies

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With the health insurance of millions at stake, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, leading 18 states and the District of Columbia, asked a U.S. court for an order compelling the Trump administration to continue making Obamacare subsidy payments while their states and others fight to save them.
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Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts to shred "Obamacare."
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Obamacare Insurers, States Rush to React to Trump's Latest Move

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States regulators and health insurers are rushing to react to the latest move by the Trump administration to dismantle parts of the Affordable Care Act, less than three weeks before their citizens and customers start signing up for coverage.
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Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome left ankle injury

Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome left ankle injury

Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome injury during the Celtics matchup with the Cavaliers. Read more ...

NBA players offer support for Gordon Hayward after horrific ankle injury

NBA players offer support for Gordon Hayward after horrific ankle injury

Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome left leg injury Tuesday night in the Celtics' game against the Cavaliers. Several NBA players tweeted in support of Hayward. Read more ...

Bodies of couple found locked in embrace when discovered in desert​

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MLB playoffs: Three takeaways from Yankees' comeback Game 4 win over Astros

MLB playoffs: Three takeaways from Yankees' comeback Game 4 win over Astros

The starters were fantastic, but the Astros' bullpen was not so much. Read more ...

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was granted a temporary restraining order

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was granted a temporary restraining order

The Cowboys running back can now play in the team's Week 6 matchup with the Redskins. Read more ...

Judge orders feds to turn over DACA deliberations

Judge orders feds to turn over DACA deliberations

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to reveal documents that went into the decision about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read more ...

Watch Live: President Trump to give remarks at Heritage Foundation's...

Watch Live: President Trump to give remarks at Heritage Foundation's President's Club Meeting

President Trump is expected to give remarks to the Heritage Foundation's President's Club Meeting. Read more ...

Parents say deceased 5-year-old son's grave marker repossessed 'like a car'

Parents say deceased 5-year-old son's grave marker repossessed 'like a car'

"Most people are just going to do it," said the boy's father. "If they can do it, they're going to do it. But it doesn't make it right." Read more ...

‘Everybody' knew about Harvey Weinstein's behavior, says Hollywood screenwriter

‘Everybody' knew about Harvey Weinstein's behavior, says Hollywood screenwriter

The writer said, "We need to talk about Harvey. I was there, for a big part of it." Read more ...

Ford offers repairs to address exhaust gas concerns

Ford offers repairs to address exhaust gas concerns

Ford has sold more than 1.35 million Explorers since 2011, when the vehicle was redesigned and the exhaust problems began. Read more ...