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Donald Trump suggests just repeal Obamacare, then try to replace it

Trump's suggestion has the potential to harden divisions within the GOP as conservatives like Paul and Sasse complain that McConnell's bill does not go far enough in repealing Obama's health care law while moderates criticise it as overly harsh in kicking people off insurance roles, shrinking the Medicaid safety net and increasing premiums for older Americans.


Jul 01, 2017, 08:42 AM IST

Health reform vote a victory for Americans: Obama

Jubilant at the passage of Health Care bill, Obama has described it as a victory for the American people.

Mar 23, 2010, 00:22 AM IST

Health care bill ignores will of America’s people: US Chamber

Reflecting the mood of the powerful business community on the health care reform bill passed by the US House of Representatives, the US Chamber of Commerce on Sunday said the House made a "wrong and unfortunate" decision.

Mar 22, 2010, 10:05 AM IST

Health care bill crosses US Congress hurdle

US President Barack Obama`s healthcare reform bill is narrowly passed by the US Congress.

Mar 22, 2010, 09:08 AM IST

Confident House will pass health care bill: Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she`s confident the House will pass health care legislation and dismissed Republican criticism that she did not have enough votes for the measure.

Mar 14, 2010, 12:41 PM IST

Democrats look at bypassing Senate health care vote

A panicky White House and Democratic allies scrambled on Sunday for a plan to salvage their health care package in case a Republican wins Tuesday`s Senate race in Massachusetts.

Jan 18, 2010, 08:36 AM IST

Obama praises health care bill as it nears passage

Well on way to winning passage before Christmas after clearing its biggest hurdle in the wee hours, the Senate`s health care bill will make a "tremendous difference for the country as a whole," President Barack Obama said Monday.

Dec 22, 2009, 09:44 AM IST

Health Care bill clears key Senate test

Landmark health care legislation backed by President Obama passed its sternest Senate test in the pre-dawn hours early Monday, overcoming Republican delaying tactics on a 60-40 vote that all but assures its passage by Christmas.

Dec 21, 2009, 13:49 PM IST

US Republicans blast `bait and switch` health bill

Digging in for a long struggle, Republican Senators and Governors assailed Democrats`newly-minted health care legislation on Thursday as a collection of tax increases, Medicare cuts and heavy new burdens for deficit-ridden states.

Nov 20, 2009, 08:57 AM IST

New health care bill is `historic moment`: Pelosi

After months of struggle, House Democrats rolled out sweeping legislation on Thursday to extend health care coverage to millions who lack it and create a new option of government-run insurance.

Oct 30, 2009, 00:06 AM IST

Obama plan for public health insurance gets a boost

President Barack Obama`s preference for a public health insurance option as part of his proposed health care reforms received a boost with the Senate majority leader backing a bill allowing states to opt out.

Oct 27, 2009, 14:09 PM IST

Key senators may rebuff Obama on health care

The Democrats` control of a hefty majority in the Senate — plus the House — would suggest that President Barack Obama is within reach of overhauling the nation`s health care system this fall.

Oct 22, 2009, 13:51 PM IST

Democrats say health care bill to pass this year

Democratic congressional leaders predicted passage of health care legislation within a few months.

Sep 11, 2009, 09:44 AM IST

Obama defends August deadline for health care bill

President Barack Obama is defending his relentless campaign for a health care bill before Congress`s August recess, saying "the default in Washington is inaction and inertia.

Jul 21, 2009, 18:54 PM IST