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Former health chiefs to Trump: Avoid new ‘Obamacare’ crisis

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t make things worse. That’s the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress, now that “Obamacare” seems here for the foreseeable future. The 2018 sign-up season for subsidized private health plans starts Nov. 1, with about 10 million people currently served through HealthCare.gov and its state counterparts. Stability should be the immediate goal, said former Health and Human Services secretaries Kathleen Sebelius, Mike Leavitt and Tommy Thompson. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Former…

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Trump Calls Corporate Chiefs Who Quit His Manufacturing Council ‘Grandstanders’

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday branded corporate chief executives “grandstanders” for quitting his advisory manufacturing council to protest his comments on last weekend’s deadly white supremacists’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hours later, Doug McMillon, chief executive of Walmart, the U.S.-based company that is the world’s largest retailer, joined the other executives in rebuking Trump for his initial comments Saturday about the Charlottesville unrest. McMillon said Trump “missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists.” The Walmart chief added…

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