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Congress Passes Tax Reform Bill

A tax reform bill is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature after Congress passed the measure Wednesday, Reuters reported Wednesday. The House voted 224-201 and the upper chamber voted 51-48 to approve the measure that would reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to …

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Rep. Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Secretary

The Senate has confirmed Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) to head the Department of Health and Human Services through a 52-47 vote, Reuters reported Friday. Susan Cornwell writes Price will have the ability to modify regulations under the 2010 Affordable Care Act in his role as HHS secretary. He authored the legislation to repeal ACA and replace it with tax credits for health …

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Trump’s First Executive Order Targets Healthcare Law Provisions

President Donald Trump has directed federal agencies to waive, change or delay the implementation of certain provisions under the Affordable Care Act, the New York Times reported Friday. The first executive order Trump signed on Friday seeks to reduce the current healthcare law’s “economic and regulatory burdens” and give states more flexibility …

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Senate Clears Stopgap Measure in 63-36 Vote

The Senate on Friday voted 63-36 to approve a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through the end of April, the New York Times reported Friday. Thomas Kaplan and Jennifer Steinhauer write the Senate passed the stopgap spending bill less than an hour prior to a possible government shutdown and after …

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Rep. Tom Price Named HHS Secretary Under Trump Administration

Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia), chairman of the House Budget Committee and an orthopedic surgeon, has been selected to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, Politico reported Tuesday. “Chairman Price, a renowned physician, has earned a reputation for being a tireless problem …

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CBO: Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Bill Would Help Lower US Budget Deficit

Keith Hall, director of the Congressional Budget Office, has sent a letter to Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi to discuss the results of a study on the potential budgetary effects of the proposed Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. Hall said in the letter that CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation estimate the implementation of the …

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OPM: 5 Health Plans for Feds to Drop Coverage in 2015

The Office of Personnel Management said five health insurance plans in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will discontinue coverage on Nov. 10 and the change could affect up to 25,000 current and retired federal employees, GovExec reported Friday. Eric Katz reports that United Healthcare of the Midwest, Coventry Health Care, Total Health Care USA, Anthem Healthkeepers and Optima Health …

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