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September 12, 2017 - 10:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican and Democratic bargainers reached agreement late Tuesday to extend financing for the children's health insurance program for five years, a pact that if approved would avert an end-of-month cash crunch for the popular program. In a concession to Republicans, the...
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Governors from left; Bill Haslam of Tennessee, Steve Bullock of Montana, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Gary Herbert of Utah are greeted by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., right, during a hearing to discuss ways to stabilize health insurance markets​, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 07, 2017 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican and Democratic governors became the latest voices Thursday to endorse a bipartisan Senate drive to control health insurance costs, in defiance of President Donald Trump. Trump has threatened to block federal subsidies to insurers for lowering deductibles and...
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Governors from left; Bill Haslam of Tennessee, Steve Bullock of Montana, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Gary Herbert of Utah are greeted by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., right, during a hearing to discuss ways to stabilize health insurance markets​, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 07, 2017 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican and Democratic governors became the latest voices Thursday to endorse a bipartisan Senate drive to control health insurance costs, in defiance of President Donald Trump. Trump has threatened to block federal subsidies to insurers for lowering deductibles and...
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In this Sept. 5, 2017, photo, the Capitol is seen in Washington. Senators are launching hearings to help Republicans and Democrats decide if they can forge a modest agreement to shore up the nation’s individual insurance markets. The effort will show whether divided Republicans are ready to pivot from trying to obliterate the Obama health care law to helping it survive, and if both parties can overcome lingering raw feelings over that battle. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 07, 2017 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican and Democratic governors is endorsing a bipartisan Senate effort to control health insurance costs. Five governors are testifying before the Senate health committee. The three Republicans and two Democrats have each backed continuing federal payments that...
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From left, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak, Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler; Alaska Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier; Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania Theresa Miller and Oklahoma Department of Insurance Commissioner John Doak, testify during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on the individual health insurance market for 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
September 06, 2017 - 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats serenely discussed ways to curb premium increases for individual insurance policies on Wednesday at a Senate hearing that veered away from years of fierce partisanship over the failed GOP effort to revoke President Barack Obama's health care law. Senators...
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From left, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak, Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler; Alaska Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier; Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania Theresa Miller and Oklahoma Department of Insurance Commissioner John Doak, testify during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on the individual health insurance market for 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
September 06, 2017 - 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both parties must give ground to craft a compromise bill shoring up the nation's individual health insurance markets or they'll be blamed for hurting millions of consumers, the chairman of the Senate health committee said Wednesday. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., spoke as his...
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In this Sept. 5, 2017, photo, the Capitol is seen in Washington. Senators are launching hearings to help Republicans and Democrats decide if they can forge a modest agreement to shore up the nation’s individual insurance markets. The effort will show whether divided Republicans are ready to pivot from trying to obliterate the Obama health care law to helping it survive, and if both parties can overcome lingering raw feelings over that battle. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 06, 2017 - 10:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both parties must give ground to craft a compromise bill shoring up the nation's individual insurance markets or they'll be blamed for hurting millions of consumers, the chairman of the Senate health committee said Wednesday. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., spoke as his panel held...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., accompanied by the committee's ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no government help for premiums are facing another year of double-digit premium increases and frustration is boiling over. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 06, 2017 - 10:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and health care (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee says both parties must be willing to compromise to achieve a deal that would strengthening the country's individual health insurance...
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In this July 26, 2017 photo, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. watches at left as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tafter the Senate voted on health care legislation. Republican hopes for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law are still twitching in Congress, though barely. It’s among several health issues lawmakers face when they return from summer recess, even as fights over the budget and helping Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey grab center stage. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 04, 2017 - 10:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican hopes for repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law are still twitching in Congress, though barely. Leaders lack the votes to pass something and face a fresh obstacle — the Senate parliamentarian ruled Friday that Republicans only have the...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
September 04, 2017 - 10:15 am
Too many Americans have bad credit because of unpaid medical bills. That's not likely to change any time soon, despite two reforms in how those bills will be reported to the credit bureaus. Starting Sept. 15: —There will be a 180-day waiting period before unpaid medical debts can show up on people'...
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