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Insurer subsidy cut seen as costly

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Premiums for the most popular health insurance plans would shoot up 20 percent next year and federal budget deficits would increase by $194 billion in the coming decade if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to end certain subsidies paid to insurance companies for the benefit of low-income people, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

New House push arises to ax health act

posted: 08/12/2017 4:28 a.m. Comments 3

Hard-line conservatives began an uphill fight Friday to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of President Barack Obama's health care law without an immediate replacement.

Arkansas health hub panel urges slight 'navigator' funding rise

posted: 08/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A committee of the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace recommended Wednesday that the agency slightly increase its spending on outreach workers to help people sign up for coverage.

Zinke calls to Alaskans draw look by watchdog

updated: 08/05/2017 2:55 a.m. Discuss

The Interior Department's internal watchdog is examining phone calls to Alaska's Republican senators from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke seeking support for the GOP health care bill.

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