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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. pauses while meeting with the media to discuss healthcare on Capitol Hill in Washington. For McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan? (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 29, 2017 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan? Those are some GOP senators whose clashing demands McConnell, R-Ky., must...
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In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017, photo, Dawn Erin poses for a photo at her home, in Austin, Texas. Erin was among more than 20 million Americans who gained coverage under Affordable Care Act. The health law helped push uninsured rates to historic lows and also aimed to bring the newly insured back into the primary care system to improve their health. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 28, 2017 - 10:43 am
Dawn Erin went nearly 20 years without health insurance before the Affordable Care Act, bouncing between free clinics for frequent and painful bladder infections. The liver-destroying disease hepatitis C made her ineligible for coverage until President Barack Obama's law barred insurers from...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 26, 2017 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans trying to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law are grappling with a hard lesson that vexed him: Quality health insurance isn't cheap, especially if it protects people in poor health, older adults not yet eligible for Medicare, and the poor...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, file photo, Blue Bridge Benefits LLC agent Patricia Sarabia, right, and Adolfo Briceno, left, with Spanish Speaking LLC, help a potential customer with Blue Cross Blue Shield at a kiosk promoting health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act, at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C. People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions will be facing higher prices and fewer choices in the coming year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said Thursday, May 25, 2017, it wants a 23 percent price hike in 2018 because it doesn't expect crucial payments from the federal government to continue. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
May 25, 2017 - 1:52 pm
People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is asking regulators for a 23 percent price hike next year...
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Women stand in the rain in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, May 25, 2017. Shares in Asia are higher after an overnight advance on Wall Street spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 25, 2017 - 5:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Most world stock markets rose Thursday as investors assessed the Federal Reserve's latest meeting minutes, while crude oil's rally fizzled out ahead of an OPEC meeting on production. KEEPING SCORE: Most European benchmarks climbed after an early wobble. France's CAC 40 added 0.3...
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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 - 3:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. Now Republicans in the Senate have to decide how to make their version...
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Women stand in the rain in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, May 25, 2017. Shares in Asia are higher after an overnight advance on Wall Street spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 25, 2017 - 1:45 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares climbed Thursday after Wall Street advanced overnight into record territory spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: The Nikkei 225 stock index in Tokyo climbed 0.4 percent to 19,821.44 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 0.7 percent...
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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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May 24, 2017 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of House legislation that would repeal much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis agreed Wednesday to make a key change to the bill, clearing the way for the full House to take up the measure in coming weeks. Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, the...
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May 24, 2017 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal appeals judges are divided as they hear arguments over whether the president should be able to more easily fire the head of the government's consumer finance watchdog agency. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in a rare hearing Wednesday by all its...
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