AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?
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AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump’s budget director insists the administration’s spending plans won’t cut Medicaid money, but by any conventional measure of federal financing the health care program for families and the poor is clearly on the chopping block. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, while introducing the budget Tuesday: “There are … Continue reading

Trump’s ‘Obamacare’ fixes don’t impress insurers
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Trump’s ‘Obamacare’ fixes don’t impress insurers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration released limited fixes Thursday for shaky health insurance markets, but insurers quickly said those actions won’t guarantee stability for millions of consumers now covered. While calling it a step in the right direction, the industry is looking for a guarantee that the government will also keep paying billions in … Continue reading

Terry McAuliffe: Republicans are out of excuses on Medicaid expansion
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Terry McAuliffe: Republicans are out of excuses on Medicaid expansion

An editorial by Gov. Terry McAuliffe Republicans in Richmond have a choice to make. They can choose to stand up for health and opportunity for their constituents and a stronger Virginia economy, or they can allow divisive partisan politics to continue to hurt their commonwealth. For the past 3½ years, Virginia has been engaged in a … Continue reading

House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill
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House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation Friday afternoon, March 24, shortly before a scheduled vote after Trump called … Continue reading

Behind the smiles, tough reality for Trump and GOP Congress
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Behind the smiles, tough reality for Trump and GOP Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budding new alliance between Donald Trump and congressional Republicans hides a tougher reality: Even with unified GOP control of Washington, the president-elect’s priorities may have trouble getting through Congress. And in some cases Republicans themselves might be the barrier. Building a border wall and restricting immigration from terror-stricken nations? Don’t count … Continue reading