House Republicans pass healthcare bill in first step toward replacing Obamacare

Partisan approval with one vote to spare sends American Health Care Act to uncertain fate in Senate, after negotiations reveal fissures in Republican party House Republican narrowly approved a controversial plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, taking a significant first step toward fulfilling a seven-year promise to repeal and replace the 2010…

Tom Price resigns as health secretary over private flights and Trump criticism

Former Georgia congressman resigns after chairwoman says decision imminent, having apologized and refunded some costs The health and human services secretary, Tom Price, has resigned, after revelations that he spent more than $ 1m of taxpayers’ fund on traveling including chartered flights. Reports about such travel by Price and other cabinet members- including the EPA…

Healthcare and Trump’s travel ban: data proves success of physicians developed abroad

Research indicates slightly better outcomes for US patients treated by physicians trained outside US and many come from countries affected by Trump order American patients treated by internationally trained physicians have slightly better outcomes than those treated by their American-educated equivalents, a new survey has determined, as Donald Trumps ban on traveling from seven Muslim-majority…

Republican healthcare plan will cost 23 million people their coverage, CBO says

Hastily passed House bill which some members said they hadnt read before voting on it would improve on previous version by a mere 1 million people The hastily redrawn Republican plan to overhaul Obamacare would leave an extra 23 million people without health insurance over the next decade, the first official independent analysis of the…

How does Donald Trump’s health compare with the average American?

As the president heads for his regular physical check-up on Friday, what clues are available to assess his fitness? An expert weighs in Every so often , American chairpeople are expected to go to the doctor- for their checkup and merely to reassure the American public that everything is alright. On Friday, it’s Trump’s turn.…

Republican senators return to work on healthcare bill amid resistance

At least one Republican senator predicted a consensus was still several more weeks away, and few senators have been willing to defend the bill publicly Republican senators left Washington more than a week ago without voting time a long-promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act or their unpopular plan to replace it. The GOP lawmakers…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares breast cancer diagnosis

The star of Seinfeld and Veep tweeted a note to praise her glorious support network and fantastic insurance but added that not many women were so lucky Julia Louis-Dreyfus has revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Emmy-winning star of Seinfeld and Veep shared a note on Twitter on Thursday to inform…

‘We need fundamental changes’: US doctors call for universal healthcare

More than 2,000 physicians want a single-payer system similar to Canadas and say the Affordable Care Act didnt go far enough A group of more than 2,000 physicians is calling for the establishment of a universal government-run health system in the US, in a newspaper in the American Journal of Public Health. According to the…

The Guardian view on Trump and Obamacare: a welcome failure for a damaging scheme | Editorial

Editorial: In spite of controlling the White House and both wings of Congress, the Republicans let ideological obsessions to derail a scheme they have been trumpeting for years President Donald Trumps failure to repeal Barack Obamas Affordable Care Act is a huge event. It may even eventually be an epochal one. It is huge for…