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Stories with subject: Health care reform
  • Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 5:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing.

  • Number of uninsured people in Washington state cut in half 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 1:28 pm

    SEATTLE - The number of uninsured people in Washington state has been cut in half since health care reform took effect, but there are still about half a million uninsured people in the state, the insurance commissioner's office reported Wednesday.

  • House GOP fails anew to repeal Obama's health care law 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republicans failed in their latest futile attempt Tuesday to kill President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a Groundhog Day vote by the House that was solely an exercise in election-year political messaging.

  • Florida Democrats have clear choice in race to replace Rubio 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 11:28 am

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Democrats must decide whether their best shot at winning the Senate seat now held by Marco Rubio is a liberal firebrand who has said the GOP health plan was to hope people die quickly, or a moderate Democrat who often votes with Republicans.

  • House Dems, who delivered for Obama, now diminished minority story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 3:17 pm

    BALTIMORE - House Democrats clawed their way into power and delivered a burst of historic legislation for President Barack Obama after he took office seven years ago. Now, in his final year, Obama is leaving them greatly diminished and confronting questions about whether their next generation of leaders can lead them back into the majority.

  • Sanders health plan would be far more generous than Medicare story has photos
    Updated: Jan-21-16 12:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls his plan for a government-run health care system "Medicare for all." But it's not.

  • Immigration tops politically charged caseload for high court 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 4:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's decision to add immigration to its already robust list of politically charged cases means a raft of rulings in the late spring or early summer that could inject the court into the presidential campaign.

  • Gov. Scott's Commission on Health Care issues observations 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 6:54 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott's Commission on Health Care and Hospital Funding released its long-awaited draft observations Tuesday, citing a lack of transparency and cost controls as major issues needing action.

  • High court rejects new challenge to Obama health overhaul 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 10:20 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected another challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

  • The Latest: Updates from the Democratic presidential debate story has photos
    Updated: Jan-17-16 9:35 pm

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Here are the latest developments from the Democratic presidential candidates' final debate before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.

  • Abortion-rights group criticizes Pelosi over comments 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 5:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - A major abortion-rights group on Wednesday criticized House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi over what it called "disappointing and ill-advised" remarks, the second public rift in a year with a lawmaker such organizations have long considered one of their staunchest congressional allies.

  • State of union in 2016: Strong job market, middling economy 
    Updated: Jan-10-16 8:46 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address on Tuesday night to a nation whose economy is far sturdier than it was when he took office in 2009.