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July 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — America's much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn't stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles about how to provide coverage, from Bernie Sanders' call for replacing private...
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June 24, 2019 - 2:18 pm
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to keep costs down , administration officials said. Health and Human Services...
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May 14, 2019 - 1:02 pm
While speaking with Iowa CBS affiliate KCCI, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discussed his Medicare for All plan. Sanders said that his plan would do away with private insurers, but Americans will still be paying more in taxes. Video of Bernie On Medicare For All: “...
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January 10, 2019 - 10:15 am
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging the Trump administration on a top consumer issue, leading congressional liberals are unveiling a package of bills Thursday designed to radically reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs by linking prices to lower...
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January 04, 2019 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending President Barack Obama's health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional. The House has filed papers seeking to intervene in the case, which by itself is unlikely to have a...
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December 19, 2018 - 2:38 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 182,000 Virginians have enrolled in new health coverage that begins in the new year. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the enrollment in the new coverage under Medicaid expansion on Wednesday. The coverage is available to 19- to 64-year-olds who are not eligible for...
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December 15, 2018 - 6:37 am
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now. In a 55...
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August 03, 2018 - 3:32 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) - Several cities are suing President Donald Trump's administration in federal court for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on behalf of Baltimore; Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago; and some residents...
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June 11, 2018 - 2:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says an insurance company must pick up Bill Cosby's tab to fight defamation lawsuits brought by women who accused him of sexual misconduct. But the ruling by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston doesn't mean the insurance company, AIG, must pay any...
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June 04, 2018 - 12:53 pm
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs — but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report released Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older people and taxpayers...
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