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Stories with subject: Health care policy
  • Texas, Kansas to back Florida lawsuit against administration 
    Updated: May-04-15 6:17 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Governors in Kansas and Texas said Monday they'll support Florida Gov. Rick Scott's fight against the Obama administration to free billions of federal hospital dollars even if the states don't expand Medicaid.

  • More executive turnover at MNsure as chief plans to resign story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 5:27 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - MNsure's chief executive announced his resignation Monday, paving the way for a third leadership shakeup at the beleaguered agency in less than two years.

  • Munger says US health care system is too expensive, complex 
    Updated: May-04-15 1:26 pm

    OMAHA, Nebraska - Berkshire Hathaway's Vice Chairman Charlie Munger says the American health care system remains too complicated and expensive.

  • Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces White House campaign story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 11:14 am

    DETROIT - Retired surgeon Ben Carson has made it official, telling a crowd in his hometown of Detroit that he's running for president.

  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare' 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 8:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion next year.

  • GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 11:52 am

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Yet facing a Supreme Court decision that could disrupt how that law functions, the Wisconsin Republican is among many in the GOP who want Congress to react with caution.

  • Anthem joins insurer crowd in beating Street 1Q expectations story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-15 10:37 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - Anthem's first-quarter earnings jumped 23 percent thanks in part to a spike in Medicaid enrollment, and it became the latest health insurer to raise its forecast for the year after breezing past Wall Street's expectations.

  • State to extend Get Covered Illinois PR contract by 2 months 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 12:47 pm

    CHICAGO - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is negotiating a two-month contract extension with the public relations firm that handles the state's promotion of health insurance coverage, an indication of the Republican governor's cautious co-existence with President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Obama uses hospital funds to push Medicaid expansion 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 2:10 pm

    MIAMI - The Obama administration is dialing up the pressure on a handful of states that have resisted expanding Medicaid coverage for their low-income residents under the federal health care overhaul.

  • Insurance department explores health care payment reform 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 2:07 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Health care spending is high and rising in New Hampshire, and the state should consider holding both providers and insurers accountable for improving quality and containing costs, consultants hired by the insurance department said Friday.

  • Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 1:17 pm

    CHICAGO - President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves.

  • For next president, a way out of the health care fights? story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-15 8:18 am

    WASHINGTON - Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.

  • Financial incentives OK'd for workplace wellness programs story has photos
    Updated: Apr-16-15 2:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a victory for business, federal regulators said Thursday that employers can continue to use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs.

  • Gov. Ducey Oks bill blocking funding for federal health care 
    Updated: Apr-14-15 7:54 pm

    PHOENIX - With the future of subsidies for people who buy health insurance on the federal health marketplace at risk, Arizona will block state and local governments from funding, enforcing or cooperating with the President Barack Obama's health care law under a bill Gov. Doug Ducey signed Friday.

  • French lawmakers OK health care bill targeting anorexia story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-15 4:26 pm

    PARIS - Too-thin models, too much drinking, sexy cigarette packs: France's parliament is cracking down on all of these in a sweeping bill designed to improve public health and trim public health costs - while tackling unhealthy stereotypes along the way.

  • Court agrees with dismissal of Sen. Johnson's health lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-14-15 3:35 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A judge properly dismissed U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's lawsuit challenging federal rules requiring congressional members be offered heavily subsidized health insurance through exchanges, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

  • White House Brief: Things to know about Hillary Clinton 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 1:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - Here's a look at key things to know about Hillary Rodham Clinton as she steps into the 2016 Democratic presidential campaign with an expected announcement Sunday:

  • Huge French protests as strikes close schools, Eiffel Tower story has photos
    Updated: Apr-09-15 2:42 pm

    PARIS - Thousands of protesters, many blowing whistles and waving union flags, marched through Paris and other French cities on Thursday in a day of nationwide strikes that kept many children out of school, forced the closure of the Eiffel Tower and cancelled some 2,000 flights in and out of France.

  • Utah vets face delays receiving health care, despite reforms 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 12:04 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - The number of military veterans facing long waits for medical care at Veterans Affairs facilities in Utah has barely budged since the summer, even after Congress gave the department an additional $16.3 billion to hire more doctors, open new facilities and expand the number of patients approved for treatment outside the VA system.

  • GOP lawmakers propose abolishing Nevada health exchange 
    Updated: Apr-06-15 8:05 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Several Nevada Republicans are trying to scrap the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange launched as part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, saying the program is expensive, suffered a rocky start and is another example of federal overreach.