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#DecodingBudget: Jaitley announces Modicare, world's biggest government-funded scheme

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley announces Modicare, world's biggest government-funded scheme

In one of the biggest budget announcements, FM Arun Jaitley unveiled a new National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS).

Trump scales back free birth control access, will affect millions

07 Oct 2017

Trump scales back free birth control access, will affect millions

US President Donald Trump has decreed that employers and insurers can opt out of providing free birth control to women, on grounds of "religious beliefs" or "moral convictions."

McCain again torpedoes Republicans' plan to repeal Obamacare in Senate

23 Sep 2017

McCain again torpedoes Republicans' plan to repeal Obamacare in Senate

Senator John McCain said he "cannot in good conscience" vote in favor of his fellow Republicans' latest efforts to repeal the Obamacare healthcare programme.

John McCain's revolt leads to Obamacare repeal bill failure

28 Jul 2017

John McCain's revolt leads to Obamacare repeal bill failure

The latest attempt by the Republican-controlled US Senate to repeal the Obamacare healthcare program has failed.

What would happen if Republican healthcare plan comes through?

20 Jul 2017

What would happen if Republican healthcare plan comes through?

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicts that 32 million Americans would lose health coverage from a Republican plan to repeal Obamacare.

Republicans oppose healthcare bill: Is Trumpcare doomed?

18 Jul 2017

Republicans oppose healthcare bill: Is Trumpcare doomed?

Casting a shadow of uncertainty over Trump's proposed healthcare bill, two more Republican senators, Mike Lee and Jerry Moran have stated their opposition to it, leaving it without the required majority for passing.

Repeal, then replace: Donald Trump on Obamacare replacement bill

01 Jul 2017

Repeal, then replace: Donald Trump on Obamacare replacement bill

US President Donald Trump has a new idea on the Republican Obamacare replacement bill that hasn't been able to garner consensus yet.

US Senate Republicans delay healthcare bill vote over insufficient support

28 Jun 2017

US Senate Republicans delay healthcare bill vote over insufficient support

The US Republican party's seven-year efforts to get former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) repealed is on the verge of collapse.

Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill in Senate, faces uncertain fate

23 Jun 2017

Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill in Senate, faces uncertain fate

Republicans in the US Senate have unveiled a bill proposing to replace Obamacare with a healthcare plan that cuts aid to the poor and ends tax on the wealthy.

How Trumpcare bill could impact healthcare consumers

05 May 2017

How Trumpcare bill could impact healthcare consumers

The Republican-led US House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which repeals and replaces former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, popularly called Obamacare.

Obamacare repeal: House passes Republican health care bill, Senate awaits

05 May 2017

Obamacare repeal: House passes Republican health care bill, Senate awaits

Symbolizing a major legislative landmark under the Trump presidency, the Republican dominated US House of Representatives voted to repeal parts of Obamacare including insurance coverage for people with "pre-existing conditions", intending to replace it with the Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act.

US government shutdown averted after lawmakers reaches funding deal

02 May 2017

US government shutdown averted after lawmakers reaches funding deal

A bipartisan agreement has been reached by Congressional negotiators on a crucial spending bill which will keep the US government running until September 30, preventing a shutdown.

US healthcare reform: Republicans lawmakers seek votes for Obamacare replacement

28 Apr 2017

US healthcare reform: Republicans lawmakers seek votes for Obamacare replacement

Prospects for the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to pass an amended healthcare reform bill before President Trump's 100th day in office faded as Republican lawmakers struggled to gather sufficient votes.

Obama's first post-presidency speech: 'Ready to train new leadership'

25 Apr 2017

Obama's first post-presidency speech: 'Ready to train new leadership'

In his first post-presidency speech, former US President Barack Obama announced he wants to spend the next phase helping "prepare the next generation of leadership".

Trump promises better alternative to Obamacare

27 Mar 2017

Trump promises better alternative to Obamacare

US President Donald Trump clarified that his administration would soon unveil an improved healthcare alternative to Obamacare.

Trump withdraws healthcare bill, Obamacare to remain

25 Mar 2017

Trump withdraws healthcare bill, Obamacare to remain

In his first major setback, US President Donald Trump's administration had to withdraw his proposed healthcare bill due to lack of votes.

Trump "done talking" on proposed healthcare bill, demands support

24 Mar 2017

Trump "done talking" on proposed healthcare bill, demands support

Ahead of a vote on "Trumpcare", US President Donald Trump warned lawmakers that he would leave Obamacare in place and move on to other reforms if they don't support the new healthcare bill.

American Hospital Association voices concerns against "Trumpcare"

09 Mar 2017

American Hospital Association voices concerns against "Trumpcare"

US President Donald Trump's American Health Care Act has come under criticism from American Hospital Association, which believes provisions for the "most vulnerable" might be lost.

Republicans oppose party's much-awaited Obamacare replacement plan

08 Mar 2017

Republicans oppose party's much-awaited Obamacare replacement plan

The long-awaited plan by Republicans to replace Obamacare, former US President Barack Obama's health law, is being opposed by their own party members.

President Trump signs executive order to roll back Obamacare

21 Jan 2017

President Trump signs executive order to roll back Obamacare

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at rolling back Obamacare, hours after being sworn-in to office.