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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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PM suggests renaming Kandla port after Deendayal Upadhyay

PM suggests renaming Kandla port after Deendayal Upadhyay

Ahmedabad, May 22 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today suggested that Kandla Port be renamed as ‘Deendayal Port Trust’, to commemorate the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, founder of Jana Sangh.

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22 May 2017 | 10:48 PM
Radha Mohan Singh assigned additional charge of Food & consumer affairs due to indisposition of Ramvilas Paswan

Radha Mohan Singh assigned additional charge of Food & consumer affairs due to indisposition of Ramvilas Paswan

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh was today given additional charge of the Ministry for Food and Consumer Affairs due to the indisposition of Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said.

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22 May 2017 | 7:49 PM
Cong, Rahul say BJP ruled states descending into chaos, allege that NDA targetting those with different views, different ideologies

Cong, Rahul say BJP ruled states descending into chaos, allege that NDA targetting those with different views, different ideologies

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) Expressing concern over the lynching of six persons by villagers in Jharkhand a few days ago, the Congress today said that BJP ruled states were descending into chaos and lawlessness and alleged that the NDA Government at the Centre was targetting those with different views and different ideologies.

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22 May 2017 | 8:56 PM
Delhi Court sentences Ex-Coal Ministry Secretary HC Gupta, others in coal scam case

Delhi Court sentences Ex-Coal Ministry Secretary HC Gupta, others in coal scam case

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) A local court today ordered two-year imprisonment term to Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and two Senior Government Officials K S Kropha and K C Samaria for irregularities in the allocation of a coal block.

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22 May 2017 | 10:29 PM
Jagdish Tytler refuses to undergo polygraph test in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Jagdish Tytler refuses to undergo polygraph test in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) Congress leader Jagdish Tytler today refused to undergo polygraph test in a 1984 anti- Sikh riots case, in which he was earlier given a clean chit by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on three occasions.

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22 May 2017 | 10:17 PM
Triple talaq case: AIMPLB files affidavit in SC

Triple talaq case: AIMPLB files affidavit in SC

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) After various petitioners approached the apex court seeking to strike down triple talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) today filed an affidavit in connection with the case.

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22 May 2017 | 5:44 PM
CBI court issues production warrant against former MP Mohammed Shahabuddin

CBI court issues production warrant against former MP Mohammed Shahabuddin

Muzaffarpur, May 22 (UNI) Special CBI court issued production warrant against RJD strongman and former MP Mohammed Shahabuddin here today in connection with the infamous senior journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case.

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22 May 2017 | 9:08 PM

Chinese paper applauds anti-spy efforts after NY Times report CIA sources killed

23 May 2017 | 2:40 AM

BEIJING, May 22 (Reuters) An influential state-run newspaper applauded China's anti-espionage efforts today after The New York Times said China had killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources, hobbling US spying operations in a massive intelligence breach.

Porto coach Nuno leaves after one season

23 May 2017 | 2:37 AM

LISBON, May 22 (REUTERS) Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo has left the club by mutual consent after one season in charge in which they finished runners-up, the former European champions said today.

JPCC celebrates 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

21 May 2017 | 6:22 PM

Ranchi, May 21 (UNI) The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary which was celebrated by the party as ‘Shahdat Diwas’.

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