Access to health care

In this July 11, 2017, photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas is followed by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A health care proposal from Senate conservatives would let insurers sell skimpy policies provided they also offer a comprehensive alternative. It’s being billed as pro-consumer, allowing freedom of choice and potential savings for many. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 12, 2017 - 2:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A health care proposal from Senate conservatives would let insurers sell skimpy policies provided they also offer a comprehensive plan. It's being billed as pro-consumer, allowing freedom of choice and potential savings for many. But critics say it would split the sick and the...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., with his director of operations Stefanie Hagar Muchow, right, walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 11, 2017 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A revised Senate Republican health care bill will likely retain a pair of tax boosts President Barack Obama imposed on wealthier Americans that have helped finance his law's expansion of coverage, a leading Senate Republican said Tuesday. The two levies — one on investment income...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump pressed Congress on Monday, July 10, 2017, to get health care done before leaving for its long August recess, even as Republican senators say the GOP effort so far to repeal and replace the nation's health law is probably dead. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 10, 2017 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressured divided Senate Republicans on Monday to pass their stalled health care bill in the next few weeks. But the measure came under renewed attack from within the GOP, with a moderate senator calling for a bipartisan approach and a conservative saying...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 23, 2017 file photo, Gov. Brian Sandoval, left, and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., give a news conference in Las Vegas where the senator announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill. A handful of Republican governors, including Sandoval, who support some of the key pillars of former President Barack Obama’s health care law are among the main reasons Senate leaders cannot persuade enough Republicans to get behind their repeal-and-replace effort. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
July 10, 2017 - 4:17 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The pressure is on Republican senators — from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters — to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. But back home, Republican governors who have experienced some of...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 23, 2017 file photo, Gov. Brian Sandoval, left, and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., give a news conference in Las Vegas where the senator announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill. A handful of Republican governors, including Sandoval, who support some of the key pillars of former President Barack Obama’s health care law are among the main reasons Senate leaders cannot persuade enough Republicans to get behind their repeal-and-replace effort. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
July 10, 2017 - 4:11 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican senators are getting pressure from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters — to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. But back home, Republican governors who have experienced some of the upside of the law are warning...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, speaks in Elizabethtown, Ky. The number of people without health insurance in the U.S. has grown by nearly 2 million this year, according to a major new survey. It may foreshadow deeper coverage losses if Republican legislation passes Congress and estimates of its impact prove accurate. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
July 10, 2017 - 4:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode. The new numbers highlight what's at stake as Congress returns to an unresolved debate over Republican...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 23, 2017 file photo, Gov. Brian Sandoval, left, and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., give a news conference in Las Vegas where the senator announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill. A handful of Republican governors, including Sandoval, who support some of the key pillars of former President Barack Obama’s health care law are among the main reasons Senate leaders cannot persuade enough Republicans to get behind their repeal-and-replace effort. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
July 09, 2017 - 1:58 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The pressure is on Republican senators — from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters — to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. But back home, Republican governors who have experienced some of...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 23, 2017 file photo, Gov. Brian Sandoval, left, and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., give a news conference in Las Vegas where the senator announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill. A handful of Republican governors, including Sandoval, who support some of the key pillars of former President Barack Obama’s health care law are among the main reasons Senate leaders cannot persuade enough Republicans to get behind their repeal-and-replace effort. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
July 09, 2017 - 10:53 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The pressure is on Republican senators — from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters — to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. But back home, Republican governors who have experienced some of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 5, 2017 file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, looks at a board covered with addiction "trigger words" as he participates in a roundtable discussion with former addiction recovery clients and current employees at the Adams Recovery Center for Women in Cincinnati. Portman discussed the importance of increased funding for addiction treatment and efforts to combat the ovoid epidemic in Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 09, 2017 - 8:18 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The pressure is on Republican senators — from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters — to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. But back home, Republican governors who have experienced some of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown delivers her inaugural speech to Oregon legislators in the Capitol House chambers in Salem, Ore. Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and a variety of other reproductive services at no cost to the patient under a $10 million reproductive health bill approved by the state Legislature. House Bill 3391 was approved by the Oregon Senate, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in a 17-13 vote along party lines and now heads to Gov. Brown. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
July 05, 2017 - 10:01 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and other reproductive services at no cost to the patient regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity under a measure approved Wednesday by lawmakers. Oregon already has some of the most liberal...
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