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Health Secretary Pick Tom Price Faces Questions on Stock Trades, Obamacare Plans at Confirmation Hearing
By Stephanie Armour & Louise Radnofsky

Tom Price, president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Department of Health and Human Services, vowed at a Senate hearing Wednesday to fight government regulations he said burden doctors and patients while Democrats voiced alarm his policies would gut federal health insurance programs.

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Congress Eliminates Huge Penalties On Small Employers’ Health Insurance Reimbursement Arrangements
By Tony Nitti

First it was no problem.

Then it was a huge problem.

Then it was going to be a huge problem.

And now it’s no problem again.

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Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in replacing Obamacare
Reuters

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage “insurance for everybody,” he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night.

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What insurance market fixes can the GOP cram into an ACA repeal bill?
By Harris Meyer

Republicans risk crashing the individual insurance markets and causing  30 Million Americans to lose coverage if they repeal the Affordable Care Act without immediately replacing it with a new system.

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Why Trump’s Obamacare Promise Will Be So Hard to Keep
By Margot Sanger-Katz

As a candidate back in July 2015, Donald J. Trump promised that he would repeal Obamacare and replace it with “something terrific.”

The Senate voted, 51 to 48, on Thursday morning for a measure setting Congress on the path toward repealing President Obama’s health care law, and Mr. Trump is now a few days from taking office. The public, however, knows little more about his proposal than it did in 2015.

We Asked People What They Know About Obamacare. See If You Know The Answers
By Alison Kodjak

The Affordable Care Act brought the rate of uninsured Americans to a record low 9 percent in 2015. It’s the major achievement of the controversial health care law and one the Obama administration likes to tout whenever it can.

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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Health Care Priorities for 2017
By Ashley Kirzinger, Bryan Wu, and Mollyann Brodie

KEY FINDINGS:

The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that health care is among the top issues, with the economy and jobs and immigration, Americans want President-elect Donald Trump and the next Congress to address in 2017. When asked about a series of health care priorities for President-elect Trump and the next Congress to act on, repealing the ACA falls behind other health care priorities including lowering the amount individuals pay for health care, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, and dealing with the prescription painkiller addiction epidemic.
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AMA to Congress: Lay out ACA replacement before repeal
By Emily Rappleye

The American Medical Association called on Congressional leaders to outline an ACA replacement plan before repealing the healthcare reform law.

In a letter signed by James Madara, MD, CEO and executive vice president of the AMA, the physician association called for policymakers to outline policy proposals in detail. “Patients and other stakeholders should be able to clearly compare current policy to new proposals so they can make informed decisions about whether it represents a step forward in the ongoing process of health reform,” Dr. Madara wrote in the letter, which was addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

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FACT CHECK: Once Again, Lawmakers Are Stretching The Facts On Obamacare
By Scott Horsley

President Obama and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were both on Capitol Hill Wednesday, making competing cases for and against Obama’s signature health care law. Republicans have promised to make repeal of the Affordable Care Act their first order of business, once they control both Congress and the White House.

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Opinion: I’m a former health insurance CEO and this is what Obamacare repeal will do
By J.B. Silvers

There’s a joke among insurers that there are two things that health insurance companies hate to do — take risks and pay claims. But, of course, these are the essence of their business!

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