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Does Trump want to destroy our health-care system? He can’t seem to decide.

“Which raises the question of what he would do if the Alexander-Murray agreement actually passed both houses of Congress and found its way to his desk” reports washingtonpost.com. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) have announced that they reached an agreement on a short-term plan to stabilize the health-care exchanges. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Trump appears to back further away from bipartisan health-care push

“The compromise would authorize payments to health insurers that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage in exchange for granting states greater flexibility to regulate health coverage under the Affordable Care Act” reports washingtonpost.com. President Trump appeared to distance himself further from a bipartisan Senate health-care effort Wednesday, warning against “bailing out” insurance companies. “I am supportive of Lamar as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co’s who have made a fortune w/ O’Care,” Trump wrote on Twitter.The framework would also…

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Trump just made a huge move that could blow up Obamacare

“Some health-policy experts have said that without the payments, the individual insurance exchanges could be devastated as insurers leave and premiums skyrocket” writes Bob Bryan for businessinsider.sg. After multiple failures by Republicans to pass legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system, Trump has pursued measures to undermine the stability of the ACA, the landmark healthcare law also known as Obamacare.The Trump administration has kicked the can down the road on the appeal and appropriated the payments on a monthly basis, attempting to use them as leverage in multiple negotiations with…

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Apple’s interest in healthcare could bear fruit

“Crossover Health operates on-site health and wellness centers for self-insured employers (Apple is a Crossover Health customer), while One Medical operates primary care facilities” writes Evan Niu for businessinsider.com. It seems that Apple’s main goal in such a possible move would be in bolstering its health data collection capabilities.It’s pretty clear that Apple’s ambitions around improving people’s health are only growing.Investors haven’t seen the end of Apple’s health-related ambitions, not by a long shot. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Trump Obamacare move seen harming Americans, bipartisan prospects

“Collins and Pelosi see a bipartisan path on healthcare in discussions on possible legislation between Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray” reports foxbusiness.com. Last week, the president also offered an invitation for Democratic leaders to come to the White House to negotiate on healthcare. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Here are the best and worst states for senior healthcare

“No matter where you choose to retire, be sure to put some thought into the healthcare costs you’ll eventually come to face as a senior” writes Maurie Backman for businessinsider.com. Here are 10 states where medical care doesn’t have to cost you a fortune: Not only do these states offer relatively affordable healthcare to seniors, but they also sport a low cost of living overall.Here are 10 states where healthcare is more likely to eat up a large chunk of your nest egg: Not surprisingly, the bulk of the worst…

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Trump celebrates healthcare stocks tanking after executive order ending key Obamacare subsidies

“Trump, who announced ending the payments Thursday night, celebrated that stocks related to the healthcare industry took a sharp dive on Friday after the news” writes Harrison Jacobs for businessinsider.com. “Health Insurance stocks, which have gone through the roof during the ObamaCare years, plunged yesterday after I ended their Dems windfall!”. Centene and Molina Healthcare, which both have significant Medicaid business and offer some individual insurance plans, dropped 3.33% and 3.37% respectively.”Obamacare has proven itself to be a fatally flawed law, and the House will continue to work with Trump administration…

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Throwing a bomb into the insurance markets, Trump now owns the busted health-care system

“Then President Trump read about the request in a newspaper story and called the federal director weighing the application” reports washingtonpost.com. Propping up the system would be widely portrayed in the conservative media as nothing more than a bailout for big insurance companies. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Wall Street analysts expect gains of up to 64% on their favorite health-care stocks

“So here we follow up by singling out the large-cap health-care stocks that Wall Street analysts favor the most” writes Investing Columnist for marketwatch.com. But the long-term thesis for the health-care sector is intact, with an expanding customer base as the population ages, along with continued advancement in research, technology and equipment.The S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.23%  has returned 16% this year, led by the information-technology sector, which has returned 30%, followed by health care, at 22%.Jeff Reeves made the case for the U.S. health-care sector’s potential, highlighting five ETFs…

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