Access to health care

FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo, Jim Holifield, second from right, who is semi-retired and runs his own part-time consulting firm, describes the problems of getting health insurance to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, second from left, during a discussion about health care with small business owners, in Sacramento, Calif. The California Legislature approved a bill, Monday, June 24, 2019, that taxes people who refuse to buy health insurance and uses the money to help small business owners and others pay for health insurance. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 24, 2019 - 8:36 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature voted Monday to tax people who refuse to buy health insurance, bringing back a key part of former President Barack Obama's health care law in the country's most populous state after it was eliminated by Republicans in Congress. The tax now heads...
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California Sen. Kamala Harris addresses the South Carolina Democratic Party's convention on Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 22, 2019 - 9:30 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty Democratic presidential candidates attending a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday vowed to defend abortion rights under nearly any circumstance while largely ignoring nuances around the issue that have already roiled their party heading into the 2020 election. The...
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June 13, 2019 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is expanding options for employers to use special accounts to help workers buy their own health insurance, upgrade job-based coverage, or choose low-cost plans with limited benefits, officials said Thursday. The tax-free individual accounts are called "...
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June 13, 2019 - 11:39 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill requiring public and private insurance companies to cover abortion is now law in Maine with Democratic Gov. Janet Mills' signature Thursday. The new law will take effect in 90 days and requires all insurers that cover prenatal care to include coverage of abortion. The...
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June 05, 2019 - 7:22 pm
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee says it is working on reforms to prevent athletes from losing health insurance coverage when they become pregnant. Three senators wrote to USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland on Wednesday, asking her to provide details about the federation's insurance program, saying...
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In this Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, family Nurse Practitioner Serena Lopez exits an exam room at the new HealthHUB inside a CVS store in Spring, Texas. HealthHUB locations offer a broader range of health care services, new product categories, digital tools and on-demand health kiosks, trusted advice and personalized care. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 04, 2019 - 1:05 pm
Health care is moving closer to patients. Drugstores are expanding the care and support they offer, and telemedicine is bringing doctors and therapists to the family room couch as the system shifts to help people stay healthy and attract customers who want convenience. CVS Health offered the latest...
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May 09, 2019 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has voted to prevent the Trump administration from easing health care coverage rules required by President Barack Obama's health care law. Under guidance the administration issued last year, states might allow insurers to offer low-cost, low-...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., right, speaks at a Service Employees International Union forum on labor issues in Las Vegas. Klobuchar has released a plan to spend $100 billion over a decade to improve mental health care and fight substance abuse. It’s an issue the Minnesota senator has faced firsthand as the daughter of an alcoholic who struggled with addiction for years before getting sober.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 03, 2019 - 8:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released a plan to spend $100 billion over a decade to improve mental health care and fight substance abuse, an issue the Minnesota senator has faced firsthand as the daughter of an alcoholic who struggled with addiction for years...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at Discovery Green on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional budget experts said Wednesday that moving to a government-run health care system like "Medicare for All" could be complicated and potentially disruptive for Americans. The report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office was a high-level look at the pros and...
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Rhett Lucero, 40, an auto body shop mechanic poses for a photo on April 24, 2019, in Pueblo, Colo. Republicans are warning that Democratic proposals aimed at providing universal health care and curbing greenhouse gas emissions show that Democrats want to turn the U.S. toward socialism. Lucero, says Democrats’ efforts to expand health coverage and curb global warming make sense. (AP Photo/Alan Fram)
April 29, 2019 - 12:37 pm
ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — In this scruffy, high-desert town encircled by prairies and potato farms, Sen. Cory Gardner drew shouts of approval last week for his message that Democrats are shoving the country toward socialism. "That's not what government is or what it should be," he told about 200...
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