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      • What kind of effect has the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) had on you?

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        59%
        761 votes
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        17%
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      • Judge skeptical of need to reinstate Trump health care cuts

        Judge skeptical of need to reinstate Trump health care cuts

        Tuesday, October 24 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-10-24 04:34:53 GMT
        Tuesday, October 24 2017 4:56 AM EDT2017-10-24 08:56:51 GMT

        California, 17 other states and the District of Columbia want the judge to force the government to make the payments as their lawsuit challenging the end of the subsidies works its way through the courts, which will take months.

        California, 17 other states and the District of Columbia want the judge to force the government to make the payments as their lawsuit challenging the end of the subsidies works its way through the courts, which will take months.

      • Iowa withdraws proposal to opt out of Affordable Care Act

        Iowa withdraws proposal to opt out of Affordable Care Act

        Monday, October 23 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-10-23 20:44:24 GMT
        Tuesday, October 24 2017 2:49 AM EDT2017-10-24 06:49:39 GMT
        Iowa has withdrawn its request with the Trump administration to opt out of the Affordable Care Act and redirect federal money toward lowering premiums for younger participants in a single state-run program.
        Iowa has withdrawn its request with the Trump administration to opt out of the Affordable Care Act and redirect federal money toward lowering premiums for younger participants in a single state-run program.
      • Judge: Trump's health care cuts don't pose immediate threat

        Judge: Trump's health care cuts don't pose immediate threat

        Monday, October 23 2017 5:23 AM EDT2017-10-23 09:23:58 GMT
        Tuesday, October 24 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-10-24 04:15:20 GMT

        State attorneys general argue the monthly payments are required under former President Barack Obama's health care law and cutting them off will harm consumers.

        State attorneys general argue the monthly payments are required under former President Barack Obama's health care law and cutting them off will harm consumers.

      • Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

        Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

        Sunday, October 22 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-10-22 15:33:35 GMT
        Monday, October 23 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-10-23 19:17:08 GMT

        Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if the president makes clear he supports it.

        Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if the president makes clear he supports it.

      • Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

        Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

        Friday, October 20 2017 4:02 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:02:27 GMT
        Monday, October 23 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-10-23 04:16:06 GMT

        Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

        Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

      • Q&A: New health bill offers stability, respite on premiums

        Q&A: New health bill offers stability, respite on premiums

        Thursday, October 19 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-10-19 20:32:35 GMT
        Friday, October 20 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-10-20 22:03:32 GMT
        Q&A: Bipartisan health care bill offers stability for markets; potential respite for consumers on premium hikes.
        Q&A: Bipartisan health care bill offers stability for markets; potential respite for consumers on premium hikes.
      • Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

        Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

        Thursday, October 19 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:11:55 GMT
        Friday, October 20 2017 4:15 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:15:48 GMT
        Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is criticizing Donald Trump's response to a bipartisan health deal in the Senate, saying it's best for the president to take a consistent position, 'and let's face it, he's...
        Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is criticizing Donald Trump's response to a bipartisan health deal in the Senate, saying it's best for the president to take a consistent position, 'and let's face it, he's not been particularly consistent here.'.
      • Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

        Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

        Monday, October 16 2017 3:47 AM EDT2017-10-16 07:47:39 GMT
        Friday, October 20 2017 3:33 AM EDT2017-10-20 07:33:53 GMT

        In his decision last week, Trump derided the $7 billion in subsidies as bailouts to insurers and indicated he was trying to pressure Democrats into negotiating an Obamacare repeal.

        In his decision last week, Trump derided the $7 billion in subsidies as bailouts to insurers and indicated he was trying to pressure Democrats into negotiating an Obamacare repeal.

      • Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

        Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

        Thursday, October 19 2017 4:51 AM EDT2017-10-19 08:51:37 GMT
        Friday, October 20 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-10-20 04:14:08 GMT

        It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

        It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

      • Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize

        Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize

        Thursday, October 19 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:31:56 GMT
        Thursday, October 19 2017 2:33 PM EDT2017-10-19 18:33:44 GMT

        The Kaiser Family Foundation has found more stability in state Medicaid programs after recent years of surging enrollments and costs.

        The Kaiser Family Foundation has found more stability in state Medicaid programs after recent years of surging enrollments and costs.

      • The Latest: Governors urge Congress to back health subsidies

        The Latest: Governors urge Congress to back health subsidies

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-10-18 13:31:22 GMT
        Thursday, October 19 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:33:55 GMT
        Sen. Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump called him Wednesday "to be encouraging" of bipartisan efforts to come up with a plan to stabilize health insurance premiums after Trump stopped them.
        Sen. Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump called him Wednesday "to be encouraging" of bipartisan efforts to come up with a plan to stabilize health insurance premiums after Trump stopped them.
      • GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

        GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:01 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:01:13 GMT
        Thursday, October 19 2017 5:22 AM EDT2017-10-19 09:22:20 GMT

        Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

        Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

      • States ask US court to keep up health subsidies cut by Trump

        States ask US court to keep up health subsidies cut by Trump

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-10-18 22:21:13 GMT
        Thursday, October 19 2017 3:22 AM EDT2017-10-19 07:22:22 GMT
        Nineteen top state government lawyers are asking a U.S. judge in California to force the Trump administration to make health care subsidy payments that the president abruptly cut off last week.
        Nineteen top state government lawyers are asking a U.S. judge in California to force the Trump administration to make health care subsidy payments that the president abruptly cut off last week.
      • Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?

        Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:41:30 GMT
        Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:13:36 GMT
        Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?.
        Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?.
      • IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance mandate

        IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance mandate

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:41 AM EDT2017-10-18 15:41:09 GMT
        Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:31:31 GMT
        Contrary to widespread perceptions, IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance requirement.
        Contrary to widespread perceptions, IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance requirement.
      • Summary of Senate bipartisan health care agreement

        Summary of Senate bipartisan health care agreement

        Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:00 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:00:51 GMT
        Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:12 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:12:04 GMT

        Summary of the bipartisan health care agreement between Sens. Lamar Alexander, a Republican, and Patty Murray, a Democrat.

        Summary of the bipartisan health care agreement between Sens. Lamar Alexander, a Republican, and Patty Murray, a Democrat.

      • A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

        A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-10-17 16:00:37 GMT
        Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:04 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:04:17 GMT

        Two leading senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.

        Two leading senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.

      • Summary of Senate bipartisan health care agreement

        Summary of Senate bipartisan health care agreement

        Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:40:50 GMT
        Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:49:45 GMT
        Summary of the bipartisan health care agreement between Sens. Lamar Alexander, a Republican, and Patty Murray, a Democrat.
        Summary of the bipartisan health care agreement between Sens. Lamar Alexander, a Republican, and Patty Murray, a Democrat.
      • Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

        Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

        Friday, October 13 2017 4:25 AM EDT2017-10-13 08:25:58 GMT
        Monday, October 16 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:11:25 GMT

        President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months.

        President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months.

      • Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy

        Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy

        Sunday, October 15 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-10-15 17:37:25 GMT
        Monday, October 16 2017 3:37 AM EDT2017-10-16 07:37:58 GMT

        A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers.

        A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers.

      • Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

        Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

        Saturday, October 14 2017 9:56 AM EDT2017-10-14 13:56:36 GMT
        Sunday, October 15 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-10-16 03:30:31 GMT

        President Donald Trump took a major step this week toward fulfilling a campaign promise to gut the Affordable Care Act, but states he won are likely to be affected the most.

        President Donald Trump took a major step this week toward fulfilling a campaign promise to gut the Affordable Care Act, but states he won are likely to be affected the most.

      • Trump's 'Obamacare' move jolts health care, political worlds

        Trump's 'Obamacare' move jolts health care, political worlds

        Saturday, October 14 2017 2:48 AM EDT2017-10-14 06:48:14 GMT
        Sunday, October 15 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-10-15 22:28:37 GMT

        President Donald Trump's cut-off of federal payments to insurers is jolting the health care and political worlds.

        President Donald Trump's cut-off of federal payments to insurers is jolting the health care and political worlds.

      • The Latest: Trump cuts off insurers, rattling health market

        The Latest: Trump cuts off insurers, rattling health market

        Friday, October 13 2017 6:16 AM EDT2017-10-13 10:16:00 GMT
        Saturday, October 14 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-10-14 20:29:04 GMT
        President Donald Trump is inviting congressional Democrats to "call me to fix" America's health care system, as he prepares an order ceasing federal subsidy payments to health insurers.
        President Donald Trump is inviting congressional Democrats to "call me to fix" America's health care system, as he prepares an order ceasing federal subsidy payments to health insurers.
      • Trump health coverage alternatives may pose risk to the sick

        Trump health coverage alternatives may pose risk to the sick

        Tuesday, October 10 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-10-10 20:24:34 GMT
        Friday, October 13 2017 6:57 AM EDT2017-10-13 10:57:28 GMT
        White House plan could bring more health insurance choices and cheaper options to some but may pose risk to the sick.
        White House plan could bring more health insurance choices and cheaper options to some but may pose risk to the sick.
      • The Latest: Democrats slam new Trump health policy

        The Latest: Democrats slam new Trump health policy

        Thursday, October 12 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-10-12 16:05:39 GMT
        Friday, October 13 2017 5:48 AM EDT2017-10-13 09:48:53 GMT

        President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to make lower-premium health care plans available to more Americans.

        President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to make lower-premium health care plans available to more Americans.

      • Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

        Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

        Thursday, October 12 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-10-12 07:45:17 GMT
        Friday, October 13 2017 4:28 AM EDT2017-10-13 08:28:51 GMT

        Critics say the White House approach would raise costs for the sick, while the lower-premium coverage provided to healthy people would come with significant gaps.

        Critics say the White House approach would raise costs for the sick, while the lower-premium coverage provided to healthy people would come with significant gaps.

      • Women's health docs say Trump ignores birth control science

        Women's health docs say Trump ignores birth control science

        Wednesday, October 11 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-10-11 07:55:48 GMT
        Friday, October 13 2017 1:16 AM EDT2017-10-13 05:16:03 GMT

        Critics say Trump birth control rule overlooks known benefits while raising doubts on effectiveness.

        Critics say Trump birth control rule overlooks known benefits while raising doubts on effectiveness.

      • White House plans order to expand health care options

        White House plans order to expand health care options

        Monday, October 9 2017 3:43 AM EDT2017-10-09 07:43:43 GMT
        Wednesday, October 11 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-10-11 18:17:04 GMT

        The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states.

        The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states.

      • Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

        Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

        Saturday, October 7 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-10-07 13:12:23 GMT
        Tuesday, October 10 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-10-10 22:28:02 GMT

        President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great HealthCare Bill" after Republicans have failed so far to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Obama health...

        President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great HealthCare Bill" after Republicans have failed so far to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Obama health law.

      • White House to order health care alternatives

        White House to order health care alternatives

        Sunday, October 8 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-10-08 21:33:13 GMT
        Tuesday, October 10 2017 7:14 AM EDT2017-10-10 11:14:20 GMT
        The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states.
        The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states.
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      • What would you like to see Congress do with the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare?

      • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

        Keep it!
        25%
        33 votes
        Drop it!
        29%
        39 votes
        Keep parts and make improvements.
        46%
        61 votes
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      • Trump plans lunch with GOP senators as focus turns to taxes

        Trump plans lunch with GOP senators as focus turns to taxes

        Tuesday, October 24 2017 3:54 AM EDT2017-10-24 07:54:33 GMT
        Tuesday, October 24 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-10-24 11:35:07 GMT

        The gathering has the potential for awkward moments because it follows spats between Trump and GOP senators such as John McCain of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee, as well as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

        The gathering has the potential for awkward moments because it follows spats between Trump and GOP senators such as John McCain of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee, as well as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

      • Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

        Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

        Monday, October 23 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-10-23 07:44:06 GMT
        Tuesday, October 24 2017 7:34 AM EDT2017-10-24 11:34:58 GMT

        Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

        Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

      • 'Zombie' event staged at Oklahoma Capitol to support taxes

        'Zombie' event staged at Oklahoma Capitol to support taxes

        Saturday, October 21 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-10-21 21:53:17 GMT
        Tuesday, October 24 2017 7:25 AM EDT2017-10-24 11:25:52 GMT
        "Zombie" event staged at Oklahoma Capitol to support tax increases and oppose spending cuts to social services.
        "Zombie" event staged at Oklahoma Capitol to support tax increases and oppose spending cuts to social services.
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