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 •  November 16

The Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing Nov. 29 on the nomination of Alex Azar by President Trump to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). On Monday, Trump tapped Azar to take over the post Tom Price vacated, after details were revealed about how he took repeated trips on government and private jets costing more than $1...

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 •  November 14

A coalition of health-care groups is calling on House and Senate leaders not to repeal ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of the GOP tax reform bill. Hospitals, doctors and insurers urged Congress in a letter sent Tuesday to keep the individual mandate “unless and until Congress can enact a package of reforms to adequately assure a balanced...

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 •  November 13

President Trump on Monday weighed in on congressional Republicans' tax reform efforts, calling for legislation to repeal ObamaCare's individual mandate and cut the top individual tax rate to 35 percent. "I am proud of the Rep. House & Senate for working so hard on cutting taxes {& reform.} We’re getting close!" Trump tweeted. "Now, how about ending...

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 •  November 9

The tax reform bill that Senate Republicans are releasing Thursday does not repeal ObamaCare's individual mandate, though the provision could be added down the line, GOP senators said. Senators leaving a briefing about the legislation said repealing the mandate is not in the initial text of the legislation, but cautioned that the issue is still...

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 •  November 8

Repealing ObamaCare's individual mandate would lead to 4 million more uninsured Americans by 2019 and 13 million by 2027, a new estimate from the Congressional Budget Office said, coming as some Republicans favor repealing the requirement as part of their tax overhaul. The nonpartisan budget office also said a repeal would save $338 billion over 10...

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 •  November 3

Legislation to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years passed the House on Friday over the objections of Democrats, who oppose how the legislation is paid for. The bill passed 242-174. It now heads to the Senate, where it is unlikely to get a floor vote, leaving lawmakers at an impasse. The Senate Finance Committee passed its...

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 •  October 31

House Republicans have altered legislation to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, but the changes won’t sway Democrats, who are accusing the GOP of using a must-pass bill to gut ObamaCare. An updated version of the legislation eliminates a provision opposed by Democrats that would have charged higher premiums to Medicare...

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 •  October 26

The House will vote on extending funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program next week, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced Thursday. The long-awaited vote comes after Republicans and Democrats failed to reach an agreement following weeks of negotiation on ways to pay for the program. "The reason why we're bringing it...

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 •  October 18

Several lawmakers are pushing to repeal or revisit a law critics say enables the flow of deadly and addictive opioids, hours after President Trump’s drug czar nominee withdrew his name amid the controversy. The little-noticed legislation is reportedly undermining the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) ability to police drug distributors and...

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 •  October 12

President Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday morning aimed at taking action on health care after Congress's failure to repeal ObamaCare. The order will ease rules on small businesses banding together to buy health insurance, through what are known as association health plans, and lift Obama administration limits on short-term health...