Caroline Humer

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13 Oct 2017 | 4:09 AM

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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.

7 Oct 2017 | 6:12 AM

Trump undermines U.S. birth control coverage requirement

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Friday undermined requirements under the Obamacare law that employers provide insurance to cover women's birth control, keeping a campaign pledge that pleased his conservative Christian supporters.

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.