Health care reform

May 20, 2019 - 6:32 am
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. health agency says the risk that the Ebola virus will spread remains "very high." Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking Monday at the start of the World Health Organization's annual assembly, where issues like anti-microbial resistance, universal health care and...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a event on medical billing, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 09, 2019 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's effort to limit "surprise medical bills" (all times local): 1 p.m. President Donald Trump is ratcheting up pressure on the pharmaceutical industry to lower prices and announcing a new effort to end "surprise medical bills" for patients with...
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President Trump acknowledges the crowd at the end of his rally in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 09, 2019 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin a push Thursday to fight health care sticker shock by limiting "surprise medical bills," the unexpected charges faced by insured patients when a member of a health care team that treated them is not in their insurer's network. Senior...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at Discovery Green on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional budget experts said Wednesday that moving to a government-run health care system like "Medicare for All" could be complicated and potentially disruptive for Americans. The report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office was a high-level look at the pros and...
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Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne at the Party's election party in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 6:21 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Results from Finland's parliamentary election illustrated the struggle by Europe's traditional political parties to retain supporters, with the center-left Social Democratic Party winning the most votes and followed closely by a populist party that wants to temper national efforts...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduces the Medicare for All Act of 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 10, 2019 - 12:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled a revamped version of his "Medicare for All" plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential race by renewing his call for replacing job-based and private health insurance with a government plan that guarantees coverage for all. "It is...
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In this March 28, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. Trump is suggesting he will defer until after 2020 his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump tweeted late Monday that Congress will vote on a GOP plan after the elections, ”when Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 02, 2019 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers aren't pursuing a replacement for the health care law known as "Obamacare" until after the 2020 elections. Who gets credit for that political maneuvering depends on who you ask. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Tuesday that he made it...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual spring dinner in Washington, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 02, 2019 - 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Not any longer." And with that, a triumphant Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to close the book Tuesday on a divisive Republican debate, convincing President Donald Trump to shelve plans to replace the Affordable Care Act until after the 2020 election. "I made it...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 02, 2019 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Affordable Care Act (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's told President Donald Trump that the Senate will not be taking up a rewrite of the nation's health care laws now that Democrats control the House...
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FILE - In a Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer wants Boeing to be removed from a Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking committee as investigations deepen into both the company and regulator's role in two deadline airline crashes. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
April 02, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Affordable Care Act (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump's new pledge to pull back from producing a health care overhaul plan until after the election means he will "hold...
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