Government-funded health insurance

April 21, 2017 - 1:21 pm
The top government lawyers from 19 states are telling President Donald Trump and the Republican leaders of Congress not to pass health insurance changes that would stop the flow of federal drug treatment money. A letter sent Friday by a group of attorneys general for 19 states plus Washington D.C...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017 file photo, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma listen at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Work requirements for Medicaid could lead to major changes in the social safety net under President Donald Trump. The question: Should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer provided health insurance? (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 20, 2017 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Work requirements for Medicaid could lead to major changes in the social safety net under President Donald Trump. It sounds like a simple question: Should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer provided health insurance? The federal-state Medicaid program...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2017 file photo, people react as House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. speaks at a town hall meeting in The Dalles, Ore. In the auditorium of his old middle school just blocks from where he still lives, the congressman who is a lead author of the stalled House Republican health care bill was treated like the villain in a class play in a town hall meeting. Walden ran into the same anger that has unnerved his Republican colleagues at similar sessions and prompted others to not even bother holding them. (Stephanie Yao Long/The Oregonian via AP, File)
April 17, 2017 - 3:44 am
HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — In the auditorium of his old middle school just blocks from where he still lives, the congressman who is a lead author of the stalled House Republican health care bill was treated like the villain in a class play. It didn't matter that Rep. Greg Walden was on a first-name...
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In this photo taken Jan. 4, 2013, from Air Force One, with then-President Barack Obama aboard, shows the White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, downtown Washington and Ronald Reagan National Airport during the president's return from a day trip to Minneapolis before landing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation’s capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 17, 2017 - 3:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation's capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. By a lot. Last year, the District of Columbia paid...
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FILE- In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks to members of the press during a Q&A session in Little Rock, Ark. Hutchinson is a low-key former prosecutor known for delving into policy issues, but he has put himself and his state at the center of the national debate over the death penalty with his extraordinary plan to execute eight men before the end of April. The executions are set to begin Monday, April 17. (AP Photo/Brian Chilson, File)
April 16, 2017 - 12:26 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson comes across as a reluctant figure just carrying out the duties of his office when he discusses his extraordinary plan to execute eight inmates in 11 days. Although the plan faces multiple legal hurdles, no other state has executed that many...
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FILE- In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks to members of the press during a Q&A session in Little Rock, Ark. Hutchinson is a low-key former prosecutor known for delving into policy issues, but he has put himself and his state at the center of the national debate over the death penalty with his extraordinary plan to execute eight men before the end of April. The executions are set to begin Monday, April 17. (AP Photo/Brian Chilson, File)
April 16, 2017 - 12:03 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson portrays himself as a reluctant figure just carrying out the duties of his office when he discusses his extraordinary plan to execute eight inmates in 11 days. Although the plan faces multiple legal hurdles, no other state has executed that many...
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In this March 15, 2017 photo, Bonnin Jarvill, who fishes with her husband and young daughter, shovels snow from the boat that doubles as home and workplace in Juneau, Alaska. Jarvill says health care costs are a constant concern for her. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
April 15, 2017 - 2:26 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Going without health insurance is a risk. Going without it in Alaska can be a gamble of a much higher order, for this is a place unlike anywhere else in the U.S., a land of pitiless cold, vast expanses and dangerous, back-breaking work such as pulling fishing nets from the...
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This undated photo provided by Michael Hutton, shows Michael Hutton of Kasilof, Alaska. Hutton, who explored getting health insurance under Obamacare. Hutton is among scores who go without health insurance because they can't afford it in Alaska, which has some of the highest health care costs in the nation. (Michael Hutton via AP)
April 15, 2017 - 10:26 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Going without health insurance is a risk. Going without it in Alaska can be a gamble of a much higher order, for this is a place unlike anywhere else in the U.S., a land of pitiless cold, vast expanses and dangerous, back-breaking work such as pulling fishing nets from the...
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April 14, 2017 - 10:49 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina hospital system says the federal threat to remove Medicare and Medicaid services has ended. The Greenville Health System told local media the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has lifted its threat to terminate its $500 million contract with...
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Kansas 4th District congressional candidate Ron Estes, right, and Sen. Ted Cruz who came to Wichita to campaign for Estes the day before a special election speak to the media during a news conference before their rally at Yingling Aviation, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Wichita, Kan. (Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
April 12, 2017 - 12:36 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans survived an election scare on Tuesday and won a Kansas House seat in the first congressional election since President Donald Trump's victory, but the margin was much closer than expected in a district that had voted overwhelmingly for Trump in November. Republican...
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