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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks from his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. Senate Republicans unveil a revised health care bill in hopes of securing support from wavering GOP lawmakers, including one who calls the drive to whip his party's bill through the Senate this week "a little offensive." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 26, 2017 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders added a penalty for people who've let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing their health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks. Under the new provision, people who've had at least a 63-day gap in...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2017, file photo, the Senate side of the Capitol is seen in Washington. Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation’s health care system, but “Obamacare” is only half the story _ and many people may not realize that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 24, 2017 - 2:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation's health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond "Obamacare." Former President Barack Obama's signature law is usually associated with subsidized insurance markets...
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June 23, 2017 - 4:25 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina is raising tuition again, with its president saying the system needs more money from lawmakers to stop driving up the cost of college on families. Trustees on Friday approved the increase of 3 percent or more across all of the university's...
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In this Wednesday, June 14, 2017, photograph, Danny Aguilar poses from his office in his home in Lakewood, Colo. Aguilar, like nearly half of Americans surveyed in a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center Public Affairs Research, said they will not be taking a vacation this summer because they can not afford it or can not get time away from the job. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 15, 2017 - 9:57 am
Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won't be taking a vacation this summer, mostly because they can't afford it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The new AP-NORC survey,...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2017 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted Wednesday that the Palestinians had agreed to stop payments to relatives of militants who attack Israeli civilians and soldiers, even after both Palestinians and Israelis disputed his claim and said there had been no change. Israel has...
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June 05, 2017 - 6:31 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi utility is delaying proposals on how its customers should pay for an ever-more-expensive power plant even as the cost of the facility crosses $7.5 billion. Mississippi Power Co. said Monday that it wants to hold rates level for 11 months to pay off costs...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, participants take part in a health care rally outside of the Supreme Court in Washington. A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 26, 2017 - 4:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That option is unlikely to gain much traction as President Donald...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2015 file photo, participants take part in a health care rally outside of the Supreme Court in Washington. A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 26, 2017 - 4:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More and more middle-age and older Americans say Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults. That's a finding of a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Four years ago, 39 percent of those 40 and older said Medicare...
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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah talk to a reporter as he steps onto the Capitol Subway on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 25, 2017 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law. "It makes everything harder and more difficult," Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said of a Congressional...
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Graphic shows Congressional Budget Office estimates of uninsured and deficit reduction under Republican bill; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
May 25, 2017 - 12:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday...
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