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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, meets with reporters after a closed-door Republican strategy session, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell said Senate Republicans will unveil their revised health care bill Thursday and begin voting on it next week, adding, he could delay the chamber's August recess for two weeks as the GOP tries breaking logjams that have slowed work on that and other issues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell’s New AHCA Bill Retains Medicaid Cuts

The measure retains cuts in Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor, disabled and nursing home patients, that moderate Republican senators have fought.

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Waivers may give next president way out of health care feuds

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON — Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation’s health care overhaul without fighting Congress. The law signed by President Barack Obama includes a waiver that, starting in 2017, would let states take federal dollars now invested in the overhaul and use them to redesign […]

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Talks to begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON — Cuts to Medicare and the health care law and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting operations top the agenda as congressional negotiators meet on Monday to begin ironing out a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond. Separate House- and Senate-passed budget plans have plenty in […]

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4 steps for planning retirement health care costs

A new survey by Sun Life Financial found that 92 percent of workers said they don’t know how much their health care will cost in retirement or vastly underestimate the amount.

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Fed law provides quality care at home

By Ron Pollack There’s a saying that good help is hard to find. If you or someone you love has ever needed care at home, you know how true that is. One reason it’s so hard to find the right help is that there’s a national shortage of long-term care workers, from home health aides […]

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Report: Mass. cities face $20B retiree health care burden

The $20 billion represents what local governments would have to pay for lifetime health care benefits already earned by 150,000 current employees and retirees. The report said the figure was likely understated, because it assumes 5 percent annual growth in health care costs, when actual increases have exceeded 10 percent over the last decade in […]

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