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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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4 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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6 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….

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6 days ago

In early GOP win on health care repeal, Congress OKs budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama's health care overhaul….

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6 days ago

In early step to void health law, Congress nears budget OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signaling their determination to plunge into a defining and risky battle, congressional Republicans neared approval Friday of a budget taking an early but crucial step toward scrapping President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and putting the onus on themselves and Donald Trump to replace it….

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6 days ago

Speaker urges ‘critical first step’ toward ending health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan urged the GOP-controlled House to pass a "critical first step toward delivering relief" from President Barack Obama's signature health care law as the chamber steamed ahead on legislation that is the first step toward repealing it and replacing it with something else….

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6 days ago

Sick kitty: NYC quarantines 500 felines fearing the flu

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of homeless New York City cats have been quarantined after health officials discovered many infected with a strand of bird flu….