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  • News 13 Poll

  • What kind of effect has the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) had on you?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Positive
    24%
    315 votes
    Negative
    59%
    773 votes
    No effect
    17%
    227 votes
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  • States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies

    States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-07-17 18:12:07 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:27:47 GMT
    A workaround by states to counter Trump administration cuts to Affordable Care Act subsidies has largely succeeded in protecting consumers from higher costs, California and 17 other states said. (Source: Raycom Media)A workaround by states to counter Trump administration cuts to Affordable Care Act subsidies has largely succeeded in protecting consumers from higher costs, California and 17 other states said. (Source: Raycom Media)

    California and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded.

    California and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded.

  • Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe

    Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:26:22 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:28:00 GMT
    The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. With five past defenders of the ACA still on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in...
    The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. With five past defenders of the ACA still on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand.
  • UnitedHealth posts big profit jump but sees room to improve

    UnitedHealth posts big profit jump but sees room to improve

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:31 AM EDT2018-07-17 10:31:59 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-07-18 01:30:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
    UnitedHealth is reporting second-quarter earnings of $2.92 billion, for exceeding Wall Street expectations.
    UnitedHealth is reporting second-quarter earnings of $2.92 billion, for exceeding Wall Street expectations.
  • Oklahoma Medicaid approved for drug pricing experiment

    Oklahoma Medicaid approved for drug pricing experiment

    Friday, July 13 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-07-13 17:00:03 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:50 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:50:39 GMT
    Oklahoma's Medicaid program is the nation's first to be approved to experiment with a new way of paying for prescription drugs that supporters say could save taxpayer dollars and provide patients with the most...
    Oklahoma's Medicaid program is the nation's first to be approved to experiment with a new way of paying for prescription drugs that supporters say could save taxpayer dollars and provide patients with the most effective drugs.
  • Johnson & Johnson beats revenue, profit projections for 2Q

    Johnson & Johnson beats revenue, profit projections for 2Q

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:57 AM EDT2018-07-17 10:57:09 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:33:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - This Oct. 10, 2008, file photo illustration shows Johnson & Johnson products, in Philadelphia. Johnson & Johnson reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - This Oct. 10, 2008, file photo illustration shows Johnson & Johnson products, in Philadelphia. Johnson & Johnson reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
    Johnson & Johnson tops revenue and profit expectations.
    Johnson & Johnson tops revenue and profit expectations.
  • Trump administration slashes 'Obamacare' sign-up assistance

    Trump administration slashes 'Obamacare' sign-up assistance

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-07-11 14:27:33 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:16:42 GMT
    Trump administration announces steep cuts to 'Obamcare' sign-up helpers called 'navigators'.
    Trump administration announces steep cuts to 'Obamcare' sign-up helpers called 'navigators'.
  • Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

    Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

    Sunday, July 8 2018 7:27 AM EDT2018-07-08 11:27:05 GMT
    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-07-11 11:26:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington.The Trump administration says it’s freezing payments under an ‘Obamacare’ program ...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington.The Trump administration says it’s freezing payments under an ‘Obamacare’ program ...

    Trump administration says it's freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses.

    Trump administration says it's freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses.

  • Judge's ruling slows plans for Medicaid work requirement

    Judge's ruling slows plans for Medicaid work requirement

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-07-04 13:39:25 GMT
    Monday, July 9 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-07-09 20:22:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo, Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J. A federal judge has slowed the Trump administration’s ...(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo, Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J. A federal judge has slowed the Trump administration’s ...
    Federal judge slows Trump drive to wean poor from government benefits by making them work.
    Federal judge slows Trump drive to wean poor from government benefits by making them work.
  • Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

    Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

    Saturday, July 7 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-07-08 02:20:36 GMT
    Sunday, July 8 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-07-08 14:23:54 GMT
    The freeze on the  "risk adjustment" program is expected to increase 2019 premiums and may result in fewer health plane choices. (Source: Raycom Media, File)The freeze on the  "risk adjustment" program is expected to increase 2019 premiums and may result in fewer health plane choices. (Source: Raycom Media, File)

    The freeze on the  "risk adjustment" program is expected to increase 2019 premiums and may result in fewer health plane choices.

    The freeze on the  "risk adjustment" program is expected to increase 2019 premiums and may result in fewer health plane choices.

  • Mother whose son died rationing insulin questions high price of diabetes drug

    Mother whose son died rationing insulin questions high price of diabetes drug

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-05-15 16:52:03 GMT

    One man's birthday became a death sentence when he aged out of his parents' health insurance and could no longer afford the insulin keeping him alive. 

    One man's birthday became a death sentence when he aged out of his parents' health insurance and could no longer afford the insulin keeping him alive. 

  • News 13 Poll

  • What would you like to see Congress do with the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Keep it!
    24%
    37 votes
    Drop it!
    32%
    50 votes
    Keep parts and make improvements.
    44%
    69 votes
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