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Republicans tweak Obamacare bill as Trump moves to promote overhaul

Republicans tweak Obamacare bill as Trump moves to promote overhaul

Washington, Mar 21 (Reuters) Congressional Republicans recrafted their Obamacare replacement bill in hopes of satisfying critics as US President Donald Trump prepared to promote his first major legislative initiative on Capitol Hill. In a sign of deepening concern among Republicans about the bill's future, Trump today will speak to the party's lawmakers in Congress about the healthcare overhaul, two House Republican aides said yesterday. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told reporters on Monday new language was expected on taxes and Medicaid provisions in an effort to move the bill to the floor of the US House of Representatives by Thursday. "Later today, we will release some technical and policy changes that further strengthen the bill," Brady said of planned changes to treatment of Obamacare taxes, optional work requirements for Medicaid and an option for states to accept Medicaid funding as a block grant. It was not clear whether there would also be more generous tax credits for older Americans, one prospective change House Speaker Paul Ryan described in a television interview on Sunday. Trump met yesterday at the White House with Ryan, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Zeke Emanuel, an architect of Obama's healthcare law, to discuss the issue. Brady also said in a briefing Republicans expected to have an updated analysis of the bill's budget and insurance impacts from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office before Thursday. CBO's last report on the bill a week ago severely damaged its prospects. The report said 14 million people would lose health coverage under the measure over the next year. Republicans are divided over the plan, with Senate moderates concerned it goes too far and House conservatives saying it does not go far enough. Republicans and Trump have vowed for years to repeal Obamacare, the signature domestic initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama. Two parts of the plan face resistance among Republicans: a proposal to end enrollment in Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid in 2020, and provisions to change eligibility for tax subsidies for individuals to buy health insurance. Democrats oppose the Republicans' plan, which they say would throw millions off health insurance and hurt the elderly, poor and working families while giving tax cuts to the wealthy. Democrats as well as hospitals and insurers have urged Republicans to consider how their plan would affect access to healthcare for the 20 million people insured by Obamacare.


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President inaugurates World Conference on Environment

President inaugurates World Conference on Environment

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Stressing on the need for efforts to check environmental degradation in the country, President Pranab Mukherjee today welcomed the fact that conservation has now become inclusive and participatory due to sensitization of people in general and firm political will on part of governments all across.

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25 Mar 2017 | 5:05 PM
PM Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast tomorrow

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New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts on a number of themes and issues in 'Mann Ki Baat' programme of All India Radio at 11 AM tomorrow.

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25 Mar 2017 | 7:05 PM
Doval meets US Defence Secy Mattis, other top officials of Trump Admin

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New Delhi/Washington, Mar 25 (UNI) National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met US Defence Secretary James Mattis in Washington last night and discussed expansion of Indo-US ties and deepening of cooperation to meet the challenge of terrorism.

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25 Mar 2017 | 1:56 PM
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25 Mar 2017 | 11:49 AM
Amit Shah calls for MCDs free from Cong & AAP, confident of BJP win in MCD polls

Amit Shah calls for MCDs free from Cong & AAP, confident of BJP win in MCD polls

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Exuding confidence that his party would repeat in the coming MCD polls the success achieved in the recent assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, BJP President Amit Shah today urged party workers to work towards ensuring the party's win.

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25 Mar 2017 | 6:08 PM
Word Bank to give 100 million dollars IDA credit for improving Uttarakhand health services

Word Bank to give 100 million dollars IDA credit for improving Uttarakhand health services

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) The World Bank will finance expansion of quality health services in Uttarakhand with an IDA credit of 100 million dollars.

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25 Mar 2017 | 2:07 PM
Kejriwal vows to end residential house tax in MCD

Kejriwal vows to end residential house tax in MCD

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Ahead of the MCD polls, Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal today vowed to abolish residential house in Municipal Corporations and waive off all arrears of such taxes, if his party is voted to power.

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25 Mar 2017 | 12:47 PM

YSRCP expresses concern in Assembly over migration of farm labourers

25 Mar 2017 | 7:00 PM

Amaravathi, Mar 25 (UNI) Opposition YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) has expressed concern over the migration of farm labourers to the neighbouring states seeking livelihood due lack of work in Andhra Pradesh and alleged that the government had failed in providing them work through the NREGA.

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25 Mar 2017 | 5:44 PM

Ahmedabad, Mar 25 (UNI) The Ahmedabad Sugar markeat ruled stady here today.

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