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Obamacare continues, America reacts

As US President Donald Trump reels from a major setback to his proposed healthcare bill, people around the country have expressed mixed reactions to the news Obamacare seems likely to stick around for

As US President Donald Trump reels from a major setback to his proposed healthcare bill, people around the country have expressed mixed reactions to the news Obamacare seems likely to stick around for

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Trump blames Democrats for healthcare bill failure

President Trump has turned the tables following his humiliating political defeat to replace and repeal Obamacare in Congress.

President Trump has turned the tables following his humiliating political defeat to replace and repeal Obamacare in Congress.

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Trump withdraws bill to repeal and replace Obamacare at the eleventh hour

It also comes as a huge blow to Republicans, who failed to rally enough votes to overhaul healthcare insurance, something they have been working towards for the last seven years.

It also comes as a huge blow to Republicans, who failed to rally enough votes to overhaul healthcare insurance, something they have been working towards for the last seven years.

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Millions of Americans set to lose medical insurance

A long awaited report into a new Republican healthcare plan claims an estimated 14 million Americans will lose insurance coverage by next year.

A long awaited report into a new Republican healthcare plan claims an estimated 14 million Americans will lose insurance coverage by next year.

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"Trumpcare" embarks on tricky journey through US Congress

House committees have begun debating and amending the republican plan to replace the signature healthcare legislation brought in by previous president Barack Obama.

House committees have begun debating and amending the republican plan to replace the signature healthcare legislation brought in by previous president Barack Obama.

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Republican orthodoxy set to win the fight over health care in the US

Republicans in the US Congress are getting ready to roll out their legislation to replace the existing health care law, the so-called Obamacare, this

Republicans in the US Congress are getting ready to roll out their legislation to replace the existing health care law, the so-called Obamacare, this

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Obamacare: the dismantling begins

The US Senate has taken the first concrete step towards dismantling Obamacare. It has voted to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing the US president's signature health insurance prog

The US Senate has taken the first concrete step towards dismantling Obamacare. It has voted to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing the US president's signature health insurance prog

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360 video: How the UNDP is helping save lives in Ukraine

In 2015, the country's government handed over the procurement and distribution of some life-saving drugs to international organisations including the UN. Access and cost have improved as a result.

In 2015, the country's government handed over the procurement and distribution of some life-saving drugs to international organisations including the UN. Access and cost have improved as a result.

Business

The economy of an ageing Europe

The tide has definitely turned against Europe’s population – making it increasingly ‘grey’.

The tide has definitely turned against Europe’s population – making it increasingly ‘grey’.

Business

Vision For a Healthy Aging Europe

Pedro Barros, Professor of Economics at the Nova School of Business & Economics is an expert in Health Economics and explains to host, Maithreyi Seetharaman, why Europe needs to have a New Vision for

Pedro Barros, Professor of Economics at the Nova School of Business & Economics is an expert in Health Economics and explains to host, Maithreyi Seetharaman, why Europe needs to have a New Vision for

Business

Immigration is Key to Europe’s Healthcare

Boštjan Vasle, Director of IMAD in Slovenia explains to Guillaume Desjardins that the country’s Healthcare review has found, immigration is key to ensuring future healthcare with qualified medical per

Boštjan Vasle, Director of IMAD in Slovenia explains to Guillaume Desjardins that the country’s Healthcare review has found, immigration is key to ensuring future healthcare with qualified medical per

Science_technology

Resuscitating Greece's struggling health system

Greece is facing crippling debts, high unemployment and a daily influx of migrants. All of which impacts the healthcare sector. This edition of Smart

Greece is facing crippling debts, high unemployment and a daily influx of migrants. All of which impacts the healthcare sector. This edition of Smart

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England's junior doctors in good voice during pay strike

Junior doctors in England broke into song during a strike over pay. They are today (Thursday, March 10) continuing their 48-hour walkout following

Junior doctors in England broke into song during a strike over pay. They are today (Thursday, March 10) continuing their 48-hour walkout following

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France introduces plain cigarette packaging

The French parliament has narrowly passed a law to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes . It’s in a bid to cut the number of its smokers

The French parliament has narrowly passed a law to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes . It’s in a bid to cut the number of its smokers

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Europe's ageing population: how will healthcare systems cope?

By 2050, 37 percent of the European population will be over 60 years old, presenting major new healthcare demands – and serious economic challenges

By 2050, 37 percent of the European population will be over 60 years old, presenting major new healthcare demands – and serious economic challenges

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Care, not paperwork, say French health workers

Thousands of French health practitioners took to the streets of Paris on Sunday (March 15) to protest against a bill aimed at reforming the country’s

Thousands of French health practitioners took to the streets of Paris on Sunday (March 15) to protest against a bill aimed at reforming the country’s

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Barack Obama's silly Buzzfeed video goes viral

US president Barack Obama appears fairly un-presidential in a new video produced by Buzzfeed to encourage Americans to enrol in an Obamacare health

US president Barack Obama appears fairly un-presidential in a new video produced by Buzzfeed to encourage Americans to enrol in an Obamacare health

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US Health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch

US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the rollout of the Obamacare health plan which was plagued by

US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the rollout of the Obamacare health plan which was plagued by

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Obamacare 'here to stay' insists president

US president Barack Obama has insisted his controversial healthcare programme is ‘here to stay’ a day after more than seven million people signed

US president Barack Obama has insisted his controversial healthcare programme is ‘here to stay’ a day after more than seven million people signed

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The rush to meet Obamacare March 31 deadline

There is a surge in the number of people trying to sign up for health insurance under America’s Affordable Healthcare Act before the March 31

There is a surge in the number of people trying to sign up for health insurance under America’s Affordable Healthcare Act before the March 31

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Healthcare.gov 2.0 sigh of relief for Obama administration

For weeks and weeks, the controversial Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) has been a nightmare for the Obama administration. But now a sigh of

For weeks and weeks, the controversial Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) has been a nightmare for the Obama administration. But now a sigh of

Europe

New EU law addresses health care across borders

A new EU law will spell out patients’ rights when it comes to medical treatment in other member countries for planned operations as well as

A new EU law will spell out patients’ rights when it comes to medical treatment in other member countries for planned operations as well as