Health care services

FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
July 17, 2018 - 12:26 pm
UnitedHealth Group easily topped profit expectations during the second-quarter and it hiked its outlook for the third time this year, but company shares were punished Tuesday for a performance that even company executives believe falls short of the full potential for the health insurer. Enrollment...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., center, speaks to immigrant rights supporters who gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. A spokeswoman says July 4, 2018, that Hoyer is being treated at a Washington hospital for pneumonia but is expected to recover quickly.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 10, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland has been released from a Washington hospital, where he was treated for pneumonia, says his spokesman. Spokeswoman Mariel Saez said Tuesday in an email that Hoyer, the No. 2 House Democrat, was released from George Washington University...
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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.The Trump administration says it’s freezing payments under an ‘Obamacare’ program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. Making the announcement Saturday, July 7, 2018 officials say the administration is acting because of conflicting rulings in lawsuits filed by some smaller insurers who question whether they’re being fairly treated. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 08, 2018 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. The latest...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, an Uber car drives through LaGuardia Airport in New York. Starting Sunday, July 1, 2018, drivers for car services and ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft in New York will be able to get coverage for vision care as well as phone or video appointments with doctors, industry representatives announced. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 29, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers for car services and ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft are usually on their own when it comes to buying health insurance, but starting Sunday in New York they will now be able to get coverage for vision care as well as phone or video appointments with doctors, industry...
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In this Friday, June 1, 2018, photo, a pharmacy technician prepares syringes containing fentanyl in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital, in Salt Lake City. Amid the nation's opioid epidemic, hospitals are struggling to get widely used injected pain medicines because of ongoing supply shortages. The shortages affect just about every corner of the hospital, from the operating room and emergency department. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 27, 2018 - 8:54 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There is another opioid crisis happening in the U.S., and it has nothing to do with the overdose epidemic: Hospitals are frequently running out of widely used injected painkillers. Manufacturing shortages are forcing many doctors and pharmacists to sometimes ration injected...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th anniversary celebration, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 19, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. Another caveat: if healthy people flock to the new plans as expected, premiums will rise for those who...
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June 04, 2018 - 5:12 pm
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has left a Maine hospital after more than a week of treatment for low blood pressure and fatigue. A Bush spokesman tweeted Monday that the president "deeply" appreciates the care and good wishes he has received. Spokesman Jim McGrath also...
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This Friday, June 1, 2018 photo shows Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center has suspended all medical procedures in its renowned heart transplant program following the deaths this year of at least three patients. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center announced Friday, June 1, 2018 that the transplant program will be inactive for 14 days as administrators assess what's gone awry with operations. (Jon Shapely/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 4:21 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has suspended all medical procedures in its renowned heart transplant program following the deaths this year of at least three patients and the departure of several senior physicians. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center said Friday that the transplant program will be...
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FILE- In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, former president George H.W. Bush arrives for an NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts in Houston. A spokesman for the former president says the 93-year-old has been hospitalized for low blood pressure and fatigue. Spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted just after 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, that Bush will likely remain in the hospital for a few days. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
May 30, 2018 - 12:37 pm
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in "good spirits" at a Maine hospital but will need several more days of treatment. The 93-year-old was taken to a hospital on Sunday when he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue hours after attending a pancake...
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Dr. Mae Dolendo, of the Philippines, talks about the expansion of a global outreach program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. The hospital said that among several other nations, it is building relations in Russia, Myanmar, Cambodia and sub-Saharan Africa. Its research has already affected the Philippines, where Dolendo treats children with cancer in Davao City on the island of Mindanao. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
May 24, 2018 - 4:50 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has helped with the treatment of thousands of cancer-stricken children around the world. Striving to reach so many more, the Memphis, Tennessee-based hospital announced a $100 million plan Thursday to expand its global outreach. President...
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