Government-funded health insurance

House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., right, joined at left by Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., and panel staff member Jim Bates, center, works on the Republican health care bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March, 16, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 17, 2017 - 3:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pulling in different directions, Republicans are striving to get traction for a health care overhaul in danger of being dragged down by intra-party differences. Some GOP governors weighed in Thursday evening in a letter to congressional leaders saying the House bill gives them...
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Graphic shows Trump FY 2018 budget breakdown; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
March 17, 2017 - 3:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has proposed a $1.15 trillion budget, but it's hardly the final word on how the federal government will spend taxpayer dollars. His budget is more of a blueprint than a binding document. The real power of the purse rests with Congress. Already, lawmakers...
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House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., right, joined at left by Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., and panel staff member Jim Bates, center, works on the Republican health care bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March, 16, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 16, 2017 - 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Short of votes for their health care bill, Republican congressional leaders turned to President Donald Trump on Thursday to wrangle support for the divisive legislation they hope to push through Congress before Easter. But Trump sounded more like he was at the start of a...
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President Donald Trump walks to his motorcade after a "Friends of Ireland" luncheon on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Walking with the president from left, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 16, 2017 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation to overhaul the health care law (all times EDT): 6:30 p.m. Some Republican governors are telling their party's congressional leaders that the House GOP health care bill doesn't work for their states. Govs. John Kasich of Ohio, Rick Snyder...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. leaves a news conference following a GOP party conference at the Capitol, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 16, 2017 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Budget Committee has voted to advance the troubled Republican health care bill. Three conservative GOP lawmakers voted against the measure. That's one vote shy of what would have been needed to deal a damaging and embarrassing — but not fatal — setback to the party's...
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Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., left, and Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., arrive at the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March, 15, 2017, for a vote to confirm former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats as director of national intelligence. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 15, 2017 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says more than 12 million people have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health care law, even as the Republican-led Congress debates its repeal. The official national figure of 12.2 million does not include an additional 765,000...
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White House Press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 14, 2017 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The federal agency that oversees health insurance programs for tens of millions of American consumers has a new leader. Vice President Mike Pence has sworn in Seema Verma as administrator of the Centers for Medicare...
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March 14, 2017 - 9:58 am
WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: Less snow for NYC; plenty expected elsewhere NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is expected to get less snow than forecast in a late-winter storm that has slammed other parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Snow changed over to pelting sleet in the city early Tuesday, and the...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, right, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, left, speak outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017, after Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts reported that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 14, 2017 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican plan for health care (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, a member of the Freedom Caucus, says he and other conservatives have been working with the White House on changes to the Republican health care plan. Jordan tells Fox...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. uses charts and graphs to make his case for the GOP's long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despite President Donald Trump's promise of "insurance for everybody." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 14, 2017 - 3:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics of GOP health care legislation got fresh ammunition from a report that estimates the bill would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 14 million people next year alone, and 24 million over a decade. The findings from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office could make...
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