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Caroline Humer

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31 Jul 2017 | 8:47 PM

Trump aims at insurers in battle over healthcare subsidies

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at insurers on Monday in an escalating threat to cut the healthcare subsidy payments that make Obamacare plans affordable, after repeatedly urging Republican senators to keep working to undo his Democratic predecessor's healthcare law.

14 Jan 2017 | 7:19 AM

U.S. Republicans start framework for Obamacare replacement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Urged on by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Republican lawmakers rushing to scrap Obamacare said this week they hoped to make some changes intended to stabilise the insurance market while they work at repealing and replacing the law.

12 Jan 2017 | 7:21 AM

Trump says pharmaceutical companies "getting away with murder"

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said pharmaceutical companies are "getting away with murder" in what they charge the government for medicines, and promised that would change, sending drugs stocks sharply lower.

20 Nov 2013 | 2:25 PM

Small health insurers fear Obamacare woes will tilt playing field

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the White House tries to address consumer anger and technical problems tied to President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, its proposed fixes risk undermining a key ally in the law's newly established insurance markets.

26 Oct 2013 | 3:20 AM

White House says 'Obamacare' website will be fixed by end of November

(Reuters) - The website for Americans to buy insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law should be working smoothly for most users by the end of November, a White House official assigned to fix said on Friday.

12 Oct 2013 | 7:40 PM

Analysis - Red state or blue, Obamacare pricing seems apolitical

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For Americans who are able to check out new insurance plans launched under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, the price differences from state to state may be surprising.

2 Oct 2013 | 7:30 AM

Web traffic, glitches slow Obamacare exchanges launch

(Reuters) - Technical glitches and heavy internet traffic slowed Tuesday's launch of new online insurance exchanges at the heart of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, showcasing the challenge of covering millions of uninsured Americans.

28 Aug 2013 | 1:00 PM

Exclusive: U.S. delays deadline for finalizing Obamacare health plans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has delayed a step crucial to the launch of the new healthcare law, the signing of final agreements with insurance plans to be sold on federal health insurance exchanges starting October 1.

29 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

U.S. stock markets closed as storm hobbles New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock and options markets will be closed on Monday, and possibly Tuesday, as regulators, exchanges and brokers worry about the integrity of markets and the safety of employees in the face of Hurricane Sandy.

28 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Evacuations, shutdowns on U.S. East Coast before storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tens of millions of East Coast residents scrambled on Sunday to prepare for Hurricane Sandy, which could make landfall as the largest storm to hit the United States, bringing battering winds, flooding and even heavy snow.