Health care policy

In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, photo, Bethany Miller poses for a photo as she holds a photo album with her late son Kyle Wilson and his daughter on the cover in Jay, Maine. Miller said her son, who died from a diabetic coma, would've been among those in Maine who could benefit if voters on Nov. 7 demand a Medicaid expansion. "He had a job, but he didn’t make enough money to pay for his basic needs and his insulin, and he couldn't live without his insulin," said Miller. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
October 31, 2017 - 11:57 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The roiling national debate over the government's proper role in health care is coming to a head in a state more commonly known for moose, lobster and L.L. Bean. On Nov. 7, voters in Maine will decide whether to join 31 other states and expand Medicaid under former President...
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The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. It’s sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn’t making it easy _ cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 30, 2017 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an odd twist, low-income people in about half of U.S. counties will now be able to get a taxpayer-subsidized "Obamacare" policy for free, according to a new study that suggests some actions by President Donald Trump against the health law could backfire. Monday's analysis of...
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Elizabeth Stone, 29, in her mother's house in Annandale , Va., Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Stone was diagnosed with lymphoma in her mid-20s, and with treatment has kept the cancer in check for five years. She doesn't qualify for subsidized premiums, but without the ACA she questions if any insurer would have covered her. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
October 30, 2017 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn't making it easy — cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process. Many people already faced fewer choices and...
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October 27, 2017 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday proposed new health insurance regulations that could affect basic benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, but not for a couple of years. Loosening "Obamacare" benefit requirements was a major sticking point for congressional Republicans in...
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The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. It’s sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn’t making it easy _ cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 26, 2017 - 3:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study that confirms dire predictions about the impact of political turmoil on consumers. Window-shopping on HealthCare.gov went live Wednesday, so across the country consumers...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco ruled Wednesday. Oct. 25, that the government does not have to immediately resume paying "Obamacare" health care subsidies that President Donald Trump cut off. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 25, 2017 - 9:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected a request from 18 states and the District of Columbia to force the Trump administration to resume paying "Obamacare" subsidies right away and scolded the coalition for claiming health care costs would rise without federal help. State attorneys...
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The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. It’s sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn’t making it easy _ cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 25, 2017 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study Wednesday that confirms dire predictions about the impact of political turmoil on consumers. Window-shopping on HealthCare.gov went live Wednesday, so across the country...
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The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. It’s sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn’t making it easy _ cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 25, 2017 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming start of the 2018 sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act (all times local): 3:15 p.m. An analysis of newly released government data finds that premiums for the most popular health plans under the Affordable Care Act are going up by an average 34...
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October 24, 2017 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted an overhaul plan Tuesday to give veterans even wider access to outside doctors than under its troubled Choice health care program, stressing ties with the private sector even while acknowledging key questions of rising cost and...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra answers a question during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The top lawyers for 19 states will urge a federal judge Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, to force President Donald Trump's administration to pay health care subsidies he abruptly cut off earlier this month. State attorneys general, led by Becerra, argue the monthly payments are required under former President Barack Obama's health care law, and cutting them off will harm consumers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 24, 2017 - 12:31 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attorney for California was grilled by a federal judge skeptical of a push by 18 states to immediately reinstate Affordable Health Care Act subsidies cut off by the Trump administration. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said he would likely issue a ruling on Tuesday, a day...
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