Insurance industry regulation

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington. The Trump administration is arguing in court that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. But at the same time Justice Department lawyers have suggested that federal judges could salvage an important part _ its anti-fraud provisions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 10, 2019 - 7:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrap "Obamacare"? Well, maybe not all of it. The Trump administration is arguing in court that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. But at the same time, Justice Department lawyers recently suggested that federal judges could salvage its anti-...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a event on medical billing, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 09, 2019 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday called for an end to "surprise medical bills," the astonishingly high charges insured patients can face when a member of a medical team that treats them is not in their insurer's network. "Not a pleasant surprise," Trump said of bills that arrive...
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File - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, a vehicle rests in front of a home leveled by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. A federal judge on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, ordered board members of Pacific Gas & Electric to tour the Northern California town of Paradise, which was leveled by a wildfire that may have been caused by the utility's equipment. The judge ordered the tour as part of the utility's punishment for violating its felony probation terms, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
May 08, 2019 - 5:15 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Insurance claims have topped $12 billion for the November wildfires in California, making them the most expensive in state history. The figure released Wednesday by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara covers the fire that destroyed the town of Paradise and two Southern...
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May 01, 2019 - 7:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama's signature health care law — a decision that could leave millions uninsured...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington. A new poll finds that Americans are giving Democrats a clear advantage on health care as the 2020 presidential campaign gears up. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 26, 2019 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are giving Democrats a clear edge on health care as the 2020 presidential race gears up, according to a new poll that also finds many Republicans backing one of their competitors' top ideas: a government insurance plan people can buy into. But support for the plan that...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, handguns are on display at the NRA convention in Dallas. The National Rifle Association is gathering for its 148th annual meeting beginning Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
April 24, 2019 - 6:17 pm
The National Rifle Association is used to battling forces that criticize its fiery and unbending efforts to protect gun rights. But as the group gathers for its annual convention this week, the NRA may be facing its toughest foe in decades: its own members. NRA insiders and longtime observers...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 17, 2019 file photo, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The Democratic governor is urging the Republican-controlled Legislature to remain cautious in the wake of a new, slightly more optimistic forecast for state tax collections. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 19, 2019 - 5:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will allow its state Farm Bureau to offer health care coverage that doesn't satisfy the Affordable Care Act after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday declined to block a Republican-backed effort to circumvent former President Barack Obama's signature health care law...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo specialist Peter Mazza, left, and trader Jonathan Corpina, center, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 17, 2019 - 10:41 am
Major U.S. stock indexes fell in morning trading Wednesday as losses by health care companies outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Anthem, Cigna and UnitedHealth Group were among the biggest decliners in the health care sector for the second straight day. Investors are hammering insurers amid...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018 file photo, United Healthcare correspondence is seen in North Andover, Mass. UnitedHealth Group is reporting strong first-quarter driven by its main insurance business, as well as its pharmacy benefits division. The Minnetonka, Minn., company on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 reported net income of $3.47 billion, or $3.56 per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs, were $3.73 per share, topping Wall Street estimates by 13 cents, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
April 16, 2019 - 7:46 am
UnitedHealth Group beat first-quarter expectations and raised its 2019 forecast, as the nation's largest insurer increased Medicare coverage and received another boost from its growing business outside health insurance. The performance softened, at least temporarily, an unusual stock price slump so...
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Prime Therapeutics Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Kolar, right, testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, during a hearing to explore the high cost of prescription drugs. He is joined at the table by, from left, Cigna Corporation Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Steve Miller, CVS Caremark President and CVS Health Executive Vice President Derica Rice, Humana Healthcare Services Segment President William Fleming and OptumRx Chief Executive Officer John Prince. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 09, 2019 - 2:29 pm
Patient bills, competition and secrecy shared the spotlight Tuesday as pharmacy benefit managers testified before Congress about prescription drug prices. Members of a Senate Finance Committee investigating drug costs pushed the benefit managers to explain why they can't do more to control prices...
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