Paul Demko

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Open enrollment for Obamacare kicks off today. The Trump administration has  cut  the sign-up period in nearly in half.

Why Trump administration seems to not want people to sign up for Obamacare

Open enrollment for Obamacare kicks off today. The Trump administration has cut the sign-up period in nearly in half.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded defeat last night after the so-called “skinny bill” to repeal Obamacare failed.

Is the GOP effort to replace Obamacare really over?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded defeat last night after the so-called “skinny bill” to repeal Obamacare failed.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Health insurance giant Aetna is  pulling out  of the Affordable Care Act in 11 states.

Aetna pulls out of Obamacare

Health insurance giant Aetna is pulling out of the Affordable Care Act in 11 states.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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