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Affordable Care Act

Senate rejects ‘skinny’ repeal of ACA

Senate rejects ‘skinny’ repeal of ACA

WASHINGTON­­ — The Senate dealt a devastating blow to Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by defeating a GOP “skinny repeal” bill early Friday morning. Sens. John McCain (R., Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) and Susan Collins (R., Maine) joined with Democrats to oppose the measure, a major loss for President

Health care bill collapses in the Senate

Health care bill collapses in the Senate

WASHINGTON — Senate GOP leaders have once again failed in their efforts to dismantle and simultaneously replace much of the Affordable Care Act, after the defections of two more Republican senators left the party short of the votes needed to pass President Trump’s top legislative priority for his first seven months in office. Two more

House passes bill to repeal Affordable Care Act

House passes bill to repeal Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives today narrowly approved a bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Legislators voted 217-213 to overturn many of the law’s popular consumer protections, eliminate the individual mandate, and recast the insurance market. “This bill delivers on the promises that we have made to the American people,” said House Speaker

Election leaves question marks

NEW YORK — Retailers expect the Republican Party takeover of the executive and legislative branches of government on January 20 to impact several issues important to the industry, including health care, trade and taxes. As the nation’s second-largest private-sector employer, retailers have closely tracked implementation of the Affordable Care Act over the past six years

With Trump, what’s next for health care?

With Trump, what’s next for health care?

For retail pharmacy operators, the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States ushers in a period of uncertainty. Health care was a focal point during the closing days  of his unorthodox campaign, when he repeatedly vowed that one of his top priorities after taking office would be to repeal and

Rx can help rein in nation’s health costs

Rx can help rein in nation’s health costs

Health insurance companies are in the midst of negotiating with regulators about the size of premium increases for 2017, and early indications are that consumers and other payers won’t be happy with the results. A new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation examines rates for the first and second lowest-cost Silver options, the most commonly