Americans Can No Longer Afford to Get Sick and There’s a Reason Why

For too many Americans, achieving any kind of quality of life has become a choice between putting food on the table and paying one’s bills or health care costs.

Anthony Reese, who says he is homeless, holds his daughter Makailei Pratt, 3, at a rally led by U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., with doctors, nurses, health care workers and patients who will lose access to health care or see costs rise, at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., July 3, 2017. (AP/Reed Saxon)

Opinion -- A growing number of Americans are struggling to stretch their dollars far enough to pay their bills, get out of debt and ensure that if and when an illness arises, it doesn’t bankrupt them. This is a reality that no amount of partisan political bickering can deny. Many Americans can no longer afford health insurance, drug costs or

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Trump Team Seeks Friday Passage Of Revised Healthcare Bill

Pence and a few other White House officials made a new offer to conservative House Republicans late Monday on the GOP’s failed health care bill, hoping to resuscitate a measure that crashed spectacularly less than two weeks ago.

In this Saturday, April 1, 2017, photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks at DynaLab, Inc. in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Pence and a few other White House officials made a new offer to conservative House Republicans late Monday on the GOP's failed health care bill, hoping to resuscitate a measure that crashed spectacularly less than two weeks ago. (AP/John Minchillo)

Just over a week after the Republicans' embarrassing failure to repeal Obamacare as a result of infighting with both conservative and moderate factions, on Monday White House officials led by the vice president met the same opposing Republicans in the House of Representatives, in an aggressive effort to revive the passage of the Republican

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Obamacare Is A Failure, But It Will Only ‘Explode’ If Trump Sabotages It

The Republicans’ disastrous repeal effort made the ACA marginally less unpopular, but its favorability rating is still below 50 percent. Democrats didn’t win this recent fight; Republicans simply lost.

President Donald Trump, flanked by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, meets with members of the media regarding the health care overhaul bill, March 24, 2017. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. The American Health Care Act has gone down in a blaze of glory. It is time to focus on what President Donald Trump has long said would be his plan B. Trump previously admitted he favored letting Obamacare collapse and then he would try to repeal the law after it completely failed. “If we waited

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Trump Taps Obamacare Critic To Lead Department Of Health

Tom Price is a surgeon who has been a member of Congress’ lower house for over 10 years. Donald Trump’s team has said his first mission will be to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., chairman of the House Budget Committee appears before the Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans hope that as Trump's choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services, Price will preside over the dismantlement of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

US President-elect Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he would nominate Georgia Congressman Tom Price as head of the Department of Health and Human Services. The orthopedic surgeon is a critic of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as "Obamacare." In a statement, Price said that he would strive "to ensure we have a healthcare

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American Health Insurance Isn’t A Year-round Thing Anymore

The federal law doesn’t prevent companies from selling policies to everyone all year. But insurers consider it too risky now that the law prohibits them from rejecting people in poor health.

Health Overhaul Markets Closed

WASHINGTON — Here's more fallout from the health care law: Until now, customers could walk into an insurance office or go online to buy standard health care coverage any time of year. Not anymore. Many people who didn't sign up during the government's open enrollment period that ended Monday will soon find it difficult or impossible to get

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Vocal Minority Blocks Low-Income Health Insurance Option In Ark.

For a third time, a “private option” health care bill has failed to make it through the Arkansas House.

egislators gather in the House chamber for the opening of the 2014 Fiscal session at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark

In Arkansas, a small but vocal coalition in the state House blocked, for the third time, a bill that would continue funding of the state’s “private option” Medicaid expansion. The rejection of the funding authorization endangers the health care coverage of approximately 87,000 of Arkansas’ poorest residents. Funding bills in Arkansas requires a

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