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In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Voters help strengthen Obamacare’s hold in U.S.

- The Washington Times

President Trump wants the Supreme Court to clear the decks for his long-promised Obamacare replacement, but his predecessor’s law is solidifying its place in the U.S., with two more states opting to expand their Medicaid rolls under the 2010 program.

In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Trump misleads on Obamacare in attacking Bloomberg

- The Washington Times

Goaded by a 2020 rival, President Trump threw health care back into the spotlight Monday by falsely claiming he “saved” a popular part of Obamacare and promising to offer the best-ever health coverage if voters back him in November.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra gestures while speaking at a media conference Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in San Francisco. Becerra disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook privacy practices as investigators sought a court's help in getting documents and answers from Facebook. The California probe, one of many legal inquiries into Facebook, began as a response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and grew into an investigation into whether Facebook has misrepresented its privacy practices, deceived users and broken California law.(AP Photo/Ben Margot) **FILE**

Blue states to Supreme Court: Take up Obamacare lawsuit now

- The Washington Times

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and a coalition of blue states asked the Supreme Court on Friday to take up and resolve a case that argues Obamacare is no longer constitutional because Congress zeroed out the law’s tax penalty for shirking insurance.

Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gestures while taking part in an on-stage conversation with former California Gov. Jerry Brown at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Bloomberg health plan aims to lower costs, cover more people

- Associated Press

Putting his stamp on the top issue for Democratic voters, Michael Bloomberg on Thursday unveiled a health care plan that would expand coverage and cut people’s costs by building on the current system, not replacing it.

In this July 10, 2018, photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at a mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J. (Associated Press) **FILE**

House Democrats tee up vote on partisan drug-price bill

- The Washington Times

House Democrats teed up a Thursday vote on their contentious drug-pricing bill by appealing to Republicans’ loyalty to President Trump, saying the effort echoes his 2016 rhetoric on government negotiation and his push to align prices with other countries’.

In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, file photo Leana Wen, of Boston, left, who is doing her medical residency in emergency medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, speaks with Josh Kosowsky, clinical director of emergency medicine, right, in the emergency department at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston. Wen chose emergency medicine because the hours are more flexible than those of primary care physicians. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) ** FILE **

Residency problem partly leads to physician shortage

- The Washington Times

Almost 10% of medical school students each year do not get a hospital residency, leaving thousands without the required training to work as physicians and contributing to a growing shortage of doctors in the U.S., medical education professionals say.

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President Obama speaks about the Patient's Bill of Rights and health care reform in the backyard of a private residence in Falls Church, Va.