Government-funded health insurance

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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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Ryan said Republicans are talking about reviving the failed health care bill, but said it would be premature to say where the legislation stands or how much support it could garner. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 05, 2017 - 4:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Republican lawmakers plan to continue their uphill effort to exhume the House GOP's all-but-buried health care bill, but remain adrift and divided over how to reshape it to attract enough votes to muscle it through the chamber. White House officials...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Ryan said Republicans are talking about reviving the failed health care bill, but said it would be premature to say where the legislation stands or how much support it could garner. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 04, 2017 - 10:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House offensive to resurrect the moribund House Republican health care bill got an uneven reception Tuesday from GOP moderates and conservatives, leaving prospects shaky for the party to salvage one of its leading priorities. Vice President Mike Pence and other top...
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April 03, 2017 - 1:27 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas won't be extending its health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law after Democrats and moderate Republicans failed Monday to override conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of an expansion bill. The state...
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March 30, 2017 - 1:27 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster says South Carolina's Medicaid director is leaving state government after more than six years. McMaster announced Christian Soura's resignation Thursday, saying he's been a "tremendous asset" to the Department of Health and Human Services and the entire...
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President Donald Trump listens in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump’s handling of health care during the initial weeks of his presidency, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It was his worst rating among seven issues the poll tested, which included the economy, foreign policy and immigration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 29, 2017 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump's handling...
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March 29, 2017 - 2:35 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's pick to lead a massive North Carolina department overseeing Medicaid, mental health services and other programs is likely to get some tough questions from Senate Republicans scrutinizing her appointment. The Senate Health Care Committee scheduled a...
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