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Stories with subject: Health care policy
  • Bernie Sanders sends fundraising plea for Feingold 
    Updated: May-26-16 10:30 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Bernie Sanders has asked his backers to support Democrat Russ Feingold's Senate bid in Wisconsin.,

  • Florida insurers request rate hikes under federal health law 
    Updated: May-25-16 9:15 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Nearly a dozen health insurers are proposing rate increases averaging 13 percent for 2017 Florida plans sold on the exchanges created under President Barack Obama's health care law, according to federal officials, but that won't necessarily mean big consumer price hikes.

  • The Latest: Contractor feels 'vindicated' by health report 
    Updated: May-25-16 1:25 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - The Latest on congressional reports about the problems surrounding Oregon's health insurance website (all times local):

  • Medicaid expansion plan likely dead in Oklahoma 
    Updated: May-23-16 3:54 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill to expand Medicaid eligibility in Oklahoma so that the state could tap into an infusion of federal funding available under the Affordable Care Act appears to be dead, the state's Senate leader said on Monday.

  • Virginia health care: Pay by the month, get unlimited visits 
    Updated: May-19-16 4:41 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - In January, Dr. Maura McLaughlin started a new type of primary care practice in central Virginia. Instead of getting payments from insurance companies for each appointment, her patients pay her directly, and get unlimited visits for a fixed monthly fee.

  • Suit: Highmark owed $223M from feds under Obamacare 
    Updated: May-18-16 5:59 am

    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh-based health insurer Highmark Inc. is suing the federal government saying it's owed about $223 million under the Affordable Care Act for losses in 2014.

  • Clinton: People should stop listening to GOP "propaganda" story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-17-16 3:12 am

    HOPKINSVILLE, Kentucky - Hillary Clinton says it's "time people stopped listening to Republican propaganda."

  • GOP candidates for governor argue health care, tax credits 
    Updated: May-16-16 7:41 pm

    FARGO, North Dakota - North Dakota's Republican candidates for governor, Wayne Stenehjem and Doug Burgum, exchanged jabs on health care and tax credits Monday during a rapid-fire debate at a Fargo television station.

  • In surprising turnabout, Oklahoma eyes Medicaid expansion story has photos
    Updated: May-16-16 8:43 am

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a huge $1.3 billion hole in the budget that threatens to do widespread damage to the state's health care system.

  • Judge sides with House Republicans against health care law story has photos
    Updated: May-12-16 4:59 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a setback for the Obama health care law, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the administration is unconstitutionally subsidizing medical bills for millions of people while ignoring congressional power over government spending.

  • Divided Colorado Legislature wraps year of scant agreement 
    Updated: May-11-16 8:15 pm

    DENVER - A politically divided legislature in an election year to boot is a recipe for Colorado lawmakers to do just short of nothing about the state's most urgent priorities: a scarcity of affordable housing and near-stagnant funding for underfunded K-12 schools, roads and higher education.

  • Study: Sanders' economic plan piles $18T on federal debt story has photos
    Updated: May-09-16 2:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders' tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, but they'd also blow an $18-trillion hole in federal deficits, piling on so much debt they would damage the economy.

  • The Latest: Arizona governor signs KidsCare restoration 
    Updated: May-06-16 7:40 pm

    PHOENIX - The Latest on the legislative effort to restore KidsCare (all times local):

  • Hawaii plans to take up police reform, health care in 2017 story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 10:16 pm

    HONOLULU - The 2016 Hawaii legislative session has ended, and Hawaii lawmakers have passed dozens of bills including those to ban sex trafficking and combat homelessness.

  • Stirred by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 12:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - More Democrats seem to be having doubts about the federal health care law, a contentious issue for most of President Barack Obama's tenure and one of the defining elements of his legacy.

  • More affordable health insurance option urged for Washington 
    Updated: May-02-16 6:23 pm

    SEATTLE - U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell wants Washington state to bring back the Basic Health Plan, which provided an inexpensive health insurance option for the working poor.

  • Complaint accuses hospital of religious discrimination 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 3:24 pm

    ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - A complaint filed by a federal agency is accusing Mission Hospital of religious discrimination and violating federal law for firing three workers who refused to adhere to the hospital's flu vaccine requirement and declined the shot.