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GOP senator says deal set on payments to health insurers

A key Republican senator said Tuesday he's reached a deal with his Democratic counterpart on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. At the White House, the president spoke favorably about the bipartisan pact.
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Trump’s ‘Obamacare’ move jolts health care, political worlds

President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts to shred "Obamacare."
President Donald Trump signs an executive order on Oct. 12, 2017, to promote healthcare choice and competition. (Photo: ABC News)
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President Trump signs order to promote health care choice, competition

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump’s executive order on health care (all times local): 12 p.m. President Donald Trump predicts “millions and millions of people” will benefit from his action to unwind the health care law. He’s signed an executive order to make lower-premium plans more widely available. But the changes Trump […]
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White House to order health care alternatives

The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system.
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Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for ‘great’ health law

Trying to revive health care talks, President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had spoken to the Senate's Democratic leader to gauge whether the minority party was interested in helping pass "great" health legislation.
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Price’s exit further complicates GOP health care push

The ouster of Tom Price as President Donald Trump's health secretary is yet another self-inflicted blow for Republicans wishing to put their own stamp on health care — and the latest distraction for a White House struggling to advance its agenda after months of turmoil.
President Donald Trump discusses his tax reform plan at a rally in Springfield, MO, on Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: ABC News)
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Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the "Obamacare" repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of failure.
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GOP health bill all but dead; McCain again deals the blow

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation.
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Jimmy Kimmel: Senator ‘lied right to my face’ on health care

Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him.
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Rep. Pittenger holds town hall in Elizabethtown

A congressman spent some time in Bladen County today to talk with residents about their concerns.