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Health and safety rules targeted as Trump begins to slash red tape

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When disaster hits the chemical plants in Port Arthur, Texas, triggering fires like those that flared in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Hilton Kelley is the man fielding panicked calls from neighbors unsure whether they should evacuate ...

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Health and safety rules targeted as Trump begins to slash red tape

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When disaster hits the chemical plants in Port Arthur, Texas, triggering fires like those that flared in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Hilton Kelley is the man fielding panicked calls from neighbors unsure whether they should evacuate ...

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Under pressure from Trump, Price resigns as health secretary over private plane uproar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned under pressure from President Donald Trump on Friday in an uproar over Price’s use of costly private charter planes for government business. Reuters: Top News

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Senators close to bipartisan deal on health exchanges: Schumer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators from both parties are close to finalizing a bipartisan deal to shore up the health insurance exchanges created under Obamacare, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Thursday. Reuters: U.S.

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Trump attacks Mitch McConnell for second day over Senate health policy failure

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump attacked his own party’s Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, for a second day on Thursday, complaining from the steps of his private New Jersey golf club about Republicans’ failure to repeal and replace ...

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U.S. Senate Republicans to issue revised health bill to win support: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans plan to issue a revised version of their healthcare bill on Monday, according to a Republican Senate aide, as the chamber’s leaders scrambled to get legislation passed ahead of a July 4 holiday recess ...

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Oscar Health files to expand insurance coverage in several states

(Reuters) – Despite uncertainly over the future of U.S. healthcare that has prompted major health insurers to pull out of several markets, upstart provider Oscar Health on Wednesday said it has filed to sell health insurance to individuals through Obamacare ...

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Black mother slain by Seattle police battled mental health decline

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Two white Seattle police officers on Sunday fatally shot a 30-year-old black mother who had called them to investigate a burglary and whose family said had deteriorating mental health. Reuters: U.S.

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West Virginia reporter jailed after questioning U.S. health secretary

(Reuters) – A West Virginia journalist was arrested and jailed after following U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price down a hallway in the state’s capitol building and peppering him with questions about healthcare policy, the reporter said. Reuters: ...

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Health insurers focused on 2018 unknowns for Obamacare market

NEW YORK (Reuters) – While attention is focused on Republicans’ fight to pass a bill to repeal Obamacare starting in 2019, health insurers are busy struggling with decisions they need to make now about how to price premiums and what ...

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