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THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE estimates that cutting subsidies to the Affordable Care Act would raise total federal spending by billions of dollars over the next decade. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO / KHOLOOD EID

Halting Obamacare subsidies would increase deficit, CBO says

NEW YORK – Health plan premiums for some in Obamacare will surge and the federal deficit will increase by almost $200 billion over a...
PETER MARINO IS the CEO and president of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. /COURTESY NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH PLAN OF RHODE ISLAND

Five Questions With: Peter Marino

Peter Marino has been CEO and president of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island since 2014. The nonprofit provides comprehensive health care coverage to...
THE HEALTH INSURANCE TAX is scheduled to go back into effect in December. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL NAGLE

Health insurers struggle to win reprieve of Obamacare tax

NEW YORK - Health insurers won a victory in 2015 when a tax that was part of the Affordable Care Act was suspended. Now...
HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM'S under the Affordable Care Act are expected to rise in most cities and states in the United States. However, in a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, it was shown that health insurance premiums in Providence will decline before tax credits.

Obamacare premiums set to climb but subsidies cushion blow

NEW YORK - People in some U.S. cities will see the cost of Obamacare health plans climb as much as 50 percent next year, though...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, left, has not yet decided whether or not to leave the Paris Accord after attending the G7 summit last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO / ANDREW HARRER

What should President Donald Trump’s highest priority be right now?

With the initial efforts to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act pulled from the congressional docket, what should the president set his policy...
TIME IS RUNNING OUT: It appears Senators will have to choose between trying to pass tax cuts or health care reform this year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Republicans face tough choice: repeal Obamacare or cut taxes

NEW YORK - After the collapse of the Obamacare repeal, Republicans may have to choose between pursuing another health bill or pushing through a...

Five Questions With: James E. Purcell

James E. Purcell is the former CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. He is also an attorney and operates a...
THE SENATE GOP appears to be nearing a plan to pass a "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

GOP pledge to torch Obamacare veers toward bare-bones repeal

NEW YORK - Senate Republicans who have promised to demolish Obamacare are swerving toward a bare-bones approach that might eliminate just a few pieces...
THE GOP WILL VOTE on several options to reform health care. The GOP's most comprehensive health bill overhaul failed to pass in a late night senate session on Tuesday by a significant margin. The Senate also voted against a full repeal. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Obamacare repeal fails early in Senate’s health care debate

NEW YORK - The Senate rejected a simple repeal of Obamacare on Wednesday, still in the early stages of an unpredictable floor debate on...
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER Mitch McConnell called a vote Tuesday to begin the process of repealing Obamacare again./ BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Senate GOP agrees to debate health plan with no votes to...

NEW YORK - Senate Republicans agreed to begin floor debate on health-care legislation, a hard-fought step amid uncertainty about exactly what plan senators will...
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