Uninsured rate rose in Donald Trump’s first year: Gallup poll

An estimated 3.2 million Americans became uninsured during President Trump’s first year, Gallup said Tuesday in a survey that says rising premiums, declining competition in Obamacare markets and confusion over the GOP’s repeal plans drove the losses. The polling company said the uninsured rate stood at 12.2 percent at the end of last year, an increase… Please follow and like us:

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Tax reform is just the first step in rolling back the nanny state

One way to kill a predatory animal is to deny it sustenance. The tax-cut bill passed by the Senate, if it clears a conference with the House and President Trump signs it, may be the first step toward starving the big-government beast. Reporting on the Senate vote early Saturday morning reflected the biases of various media… Please follow and like us:

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CVS, Aetna shares fall after acquisition deal

Shares of CVS Health and Aetna fell Monday morning after Sunday’s announcement of its $69 billion deal for pharmacy company CVS to acquire health insurer Aetna. CVS shares were down 4.9 percent at $71.45 in early trading. Shares of Aetna were down 0.5 percent at $180.40 after an early morning jump. The deal would combine the… Please follow and like us:

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Obamacare insurance markets open this week amid confusion and uncertainty

WASHINGTON — Health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act begin accepting 2018 applications Wednesday amid mounting concern that the Trump administration’s repeated attacks on the law will dramatically depress enrollment. The marketplaces — a centerpiece of the law commonly called Obamacare — continue to provide coverage for some 10 million people. And they remain… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Budget Plan Set to Spark Another Battle with Congress

U.S. President Donald Trump this week will unveil a budget expected to massively increase military spending while slashing other federal programs. The proposal, set to be released Thursday, will offer the most detailed look yet at how Trump intends to move ahead with his so-called “America First” policy. The budget will likely face significant opposition in… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Looks to Boost Pentagon Spending, Cut State Dept. Budget

U.S. President Donald Trump is kicking off the long federal budget process with proposals to increase defense spending, while making cuts to budgets for the State Department and other agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency. Administration officials say the White House is detailing its vision for federal spending in a memo to agencies on Monday.The… Please follow and like us:

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