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18 hours ago

Price says affordability, access key to health care reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday that access and affordability were his goals for health care reform, and he offered assurances that the new administration is not planning to launch a Medicare overhaul….

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20 hours ago

Pointed questions await Trump’s pick for health secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — With coverage for millions of people at stake, Rep. Tom Price is facing pointed questions about President-elect Donald Trump's health policies – and his own investments in health care companies – from senators considering his selection as health secretary….

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1 day ago

18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday….

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2 days ago

UnitedHealth looks beyond insurance to help fuel 4Q growth

The nation's biggest health insurer made most of its money in the fourth quarter by selling things other than health insurance….

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2 days ago

McConnell introduces bill to fund coal miner health plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced legislation to maintain health benefits for retired union coal miners whose companies have declared bankruptcy in recent years….

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2 days ago

18M more Americans would be uninsured under 2016 GOP repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar and some 18 million Americans would lose health coverage if Republicans partially repeal President Barack Obama's health care law without a replacement, Congress' nonpartisan budget office estimated Tuesday….

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2 days ago

Mexican governor: kids were given water instead of medicine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A governor in Mexico says state-run hospitals apparently gave children water instead of chemotherapy treatments….

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2 days ago

CBO: Premiums, uninsured up under 2016 GOP health law repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums and the number of uninsured would soar under a Republican bill Congress passed last year scuttling President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, lawmakers' nonpartisan budget analyst estimated Tuesday in a report underlining the GOP's risks in its fresh push to dismantle and replace the health law….

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3 days ago

The Latest: Trump promises health insurance for all

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):…

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5 days ago

Ambulance company to pay $12.7M over Medicare billing claims

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — An ambulance company that operates in Massachusetts says it'll pay nearly $13 million to settle claims it fraudulently billed Medicare….