Government-funded health insurance

FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Senate Democrats asked Republicans Tuesday, May 9, 2017, to drop their bid to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, offering to help improve the nation's health care system if they did. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 09, 2017 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans trying to craft a health care overhaul discussed Tuesday how to ease provisions in the House-passed bill phasing out President Barack Obama's expansion of Medicaid. On television talk shows and congressional town hall meetings, meanwhile, attention on the GOP...
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Alaska state Rep. David Eastman, standing, speaks on the floor of the Alaska House on Friday, May 5, 2017, in Juneau, Alaska. Eastman, a Republican from Wasilla, has come under pressure from fellow House members to apologize for comments he recently made about abortion. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
May 08, 2017 - 9:55 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker who set off a firestorm by suggesting women try to get pregnant for a "free trip to the city" for abortions is a military veteran and first-year representative with a reputation for being outspoken in his conservative beliefs. Rep. David Eastman, a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after the House pushed through a health care bill. Cutting nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid will give states the freedom to tailor the program to suit their needs, Price said Sunday, May 7, as he defended a narrowly passed House bill that aims to undo parts of the health care law enacted by the previous administration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 08, 2017 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took plenty of blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week. Don't expect the process to be less complicated in the Senate, though more of the angst in that more decorous chamber will likely be behind closed...
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President Donald Trump walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as he returns from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 08, 2017 - 4:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on health care legislation (all times local): ___ 4:40 a.m. The contentious debate over overhauling the health care system shifts to the Senate and a moderate Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, says the Senate will not take up the House bill and will instead start...
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President Donald Trump walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as he returns from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 08, 2017 - 12:01 am
BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on health care legislation (all times local): 11:45 p.m. A health advocacy group is launching a six-figure advertising campaign this week targeting 24 Republican House members who voted to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. Save My Care says the campaign will...
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President Donald Trump give the thumbs-up as he walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Sunday, May 7, 2017, as he returns from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 07, 2017 - 11:03 pm
BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on health care legislation (all times local): 10:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is urging Senate Republicans to "not let the American people down" as the contentious debate over overhauling the health care system shifts to the Senate. Some senators have already...
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May 05, 2017 - 5:26 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers are demanding a public apology from a Republican legislator who said there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a "free trip to the city." Pressure mounted Friday on Rep. David Eastman, who has raised concerns with using state funds and Medicaid...
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In this May 4, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump meets with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked in the Hudson River in New Yor. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 05, 2017 - 3:50 pm
BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's praise of Australia's government-funded health care system has raised the ire of Sen. Bernie Sanders, a leading advocate of such single-payer systems. Republicans have strongly opposed calls by Sanders and others to create a similar "universal"...
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President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. is at left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas is at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 04, 2017 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering at last, triumphant House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the "Obamacare" health plan they have reviled for so long, overcoming united Democratic opposition and their own deep divisions to hand a major win to President Donald Trump. The 217-213 vote was...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. greets guests as he walks to the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Republican health care bill, a top-flight priority the party nearly left for dead six weeks ago, headed toward a House showdown vote. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 04, 2017 - 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. They won passage only after overcoming their own divisions that nearly sank the measure six...
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