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Healthcare Reform

Most Americans want U.S. to keep funding expanded Medicaid: poll


WASHINGTON A majority of Americans say it is important to keep federal funding for an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor under Obamacare, even as Republicans work on repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, according to a poll released on Friday.

Details emerge of Republicans' plans to replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON Details of potential Obamacare replacements by U.S. House Republicans emerged in news reports on Friday, as Republican lawmakers have vowed to introduce new legislation in the coming weeks.

Puerto Rico governor hopes for 'open dialogue' with Mnuchin

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Friday he was "committed to establishing a working relationship" and fostering "open dialogue" with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, after the two met in Washington.

Politics, Election 2016 Feb 24 2017

Baidu posts bleak fourth quarter, but sees business reshuffle driving 2017 growth

BEIJING Baidu Inc's revenue fell for a second straight quarter, hurt by a government crackdown on healthcare advertising, but the internet search giant expects a rebound this year as it retools to find growth outside its core ad business.

Feb 24 2017

Trump, Republicans set timeframe for introducing Obamacare replacement

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress said on Thursday that they will soon unveil plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, providing a timeframe for a legislative goal they have struggled with for weeks.

Trump administration proposes stricter Obamacare rules

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to the Obamacare individual insurance market that insurers welcomed as a good start but that raised the possibility of higher out-of-pocket cost for consumers.

U.S. tax agency backs off tougher planned Obamacare oversight

WASHINGTON The U.S. Internal Revenue Service said on Wednesday it will not reject tax filings that do not indicate whether the taxpayer had health coverage or paid a penalty set under Obamacare, setting aside a tougher planned oversight of the health law.

Feb 15 2017

Billionaire Bueno, UnitedHealth's Latin America chairman, dies

SAO PAULO Brazilian billionaire Edson de Godoy Bueno, who built a healthcare empire in his country that became UnitedHealth Group Inc's platform to expand in Latin America, died on Tuesday.

Health, Brazil Feb 14 2017

Salt reduction policies cost-effective even without healthcare savings

(Reuters Health) - Government policies designed to reduce how much salt people eat may be cost-effective even without considering the potential healthcare savings, a recent study suggests.

Feb 10 2017

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as U.S. health secretary

WASHINGTON Tom Price was sworn in as U.S. secretary of health on Friday, putting in place a determined opponent of Obamacare to help President Donald Trump fulfill his pledge to dismantle his predecessor's law and reshape the country's healthcare system. | Video

A customer leans against the pharmacy counter at a Sam's Club store in Bentonville, Arkansas May 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Prosecutors target Valeant

Prosecutors demanded details from Valeant Pharmaceuticals on its patient assistance programs, drug pricing and distribution practices.  Full Article