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U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump indicates support


WASHINGTON Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reached a bipartisan agreement to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president indicated his support for the plan. | Video

Tuesday Morning Briefing

U.S. President Donald Trump keeps his options open as a Republican feud rages, Airbus is set to buy a majority stake in Bombardier’s struggling CSeries and aggressive U.S. demands wrap up a contentious round of NAFTA talks.

Trump declares Obamacare 'dead,' urges Democratic help for short-term fix

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare "dead" and "gone," but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7-year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged.

Politics, Election 2016 Oct 16 2017

Trump Obamacare move seen harming Americans, bipartisan prospects

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will hurt low-income Americans by doing away with Obamacare subsidies and make it harder for him to engage in bipartisan talks with Democrats as Congress edges toward a possible government shutdown, lawmakers said on Sunday.

U.S. states sue to block Trump Obamacare subsidies cut

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Eighteen U.S. states sued President Donald Trump's administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal. | Video

Friday Morning Briefing

U.S. President Donald Trump chips away at Obamacare by cutting off subsidies to health insurance companies, Kobe Steel is hit with new revelations that its steel division has falsely labelled products and a kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children have been freed in Pakistan.

Trump's not-so-quick fix to undo Obamacare

NEW YORK President Donald Trump on Thursday prescribed a quick fix to undo Obamacare through executive order after Republicans in the U.S. Congress failed to repeal and replace the healthcare law as promised, but industry experts said there are many steps involved that will slow it down.

Thursday Morning Briefing

U.S. President Trump said he would be open to bilateral pacts with Canada and Mexico if NAFTA talks fail, Brexit talks continued in Brussels but with little sign of progress and Delta Airlines said it would refuse to pay tariffs on Bombardier’s CSeries jets.

Trump expected to sign order side-stepping Obamacare rules

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump was expected to sign an executive order on Thursday that would make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans and circumvent rules put in place by Obamacare, though such an order could face legal challenges.

U.S., Health Oct 12 2017

Pfizer weighs $15 billion sale of consumer healthcare business

Pfizer said on Tuesday it was considering the sale or spin-off of its consumer healthcare business, shaking up the industry and potentially putting a headache pill to lip balm operation worth some $15 billion up for grabs.

Deals, Health Oct 10 2017
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