Government-funded health insurance

Kansas state Sen. Rob Olson, right, R-Olathe, confers with Sen. Dennis Pyle, left, R-Hiawatha, during the Senate's debate on a bill expanding the state's Medicaid program, Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The two oppose the measure but supporters have been buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to pass a bill repealing the 2010 federal law encouraging states to expand their Medicaid programs. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
March 27, 2017 - 6:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature...
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In this photo provided by Clare Schexnyder, small business owner Clare Schexnyder, 49, poses with her daughter, Sofi, in their kitchen in Decatur, Ga., on Jan. 27, 2017. A breast cancer survivor, Schexnyder says she wouldn’t be alive if not for the Obamacare that paid for her mammograms, and finds it “unforgiveable” that Republicans are sabotaging access to affordable health care. (Clare Schexnydervia AP)
March 26, 2017 - 3:15 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that "ObamaCare will explode." Premiums have risen and major insurers have backed out...
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March 25, 2017 - 7:40 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH-OVERHAUL Epic collapse of GOP health care bill puts effort into limbo WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six year dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. They knew the measures would go nowhere with the Democrat still in the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, Gov. Brian Sandoval receives a standing ovation at the conclusion of his state of the state address at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev. Failure of the Republican bill to overhaul Obama's health care law is welcomed by many governors, primarily in states that had expanded Medicaid. They worried that the changes to the state-federal health care program would have been passed onto their states, forcing them to spend billions more or see thousands of residents dropped from coverage.(Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
March 25, 2017 - 7:35 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because of the cutbacks planned to Medicaid. The bill's...
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March 25, 2017 - 7:27 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because of the cutbacks planned to Medicaid. The bill's...
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March 25, 2017 - 7:25 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The demise of the GOP health care replacement plan was welcome news for many governors, including Republicans in states that expanded Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Those states had faced the prospect of seeing billions of federal...
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Graphic shows estimated tax changes under Republican health bill; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
March 24, 2017 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much. The measure would repeal major parts of Obama's health law, capping future funding for Medicaid and cutting tax...
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House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., one of the stewards of the Republican health care legislation, speaks with reporters outside the House Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, where the final wording of the bill was completed before going to the floor for debate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 24, 2017 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, as a showdown is set for a vote on the Republican health care overhaul after President Donald Trump made clear he is finished negotiating with GOP holdouts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 24, 2017 - 9:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House steered toward a climactic vote Friday on the Republican health care overhaul, plunging ahead despite deep uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress. Debate began...
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Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, right, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, depart after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 24, 2017 - 5:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House...
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