Health care policy

This image released by ABC shows, from left, Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, Cindy McCain and Meghan McCain during a broadcast for "The View," on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in New York. Meghan McCain said that President Trump’s reference at a conservative conference last week to her father’s vote on a health care bill was ‘incredibly hurtful.’ She said she was naive to believe, after talking to president last year, that attacks on her father would end. Meghan McCain spoke on ‘The View,’ where she appeared with her mother Cindy. (Lou Rocco/ABC via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. John McCain's daughter Meghan says it was incredibly hurtful to see President Trump talk about her father at a conservative conference last week, where the president talked about how McCain derailed last year's bill to repeal his predecessor's health care law. "The View' co-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Senate Banking Committee ranking member Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., asks a question while testifying before the Senate Budget Committee regarding President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, in Washington. A number of high-profile liberals are calling for repeal of the Republican tax plan that President Donald Trump signed into law. But not all of them back full repeal, including Sanders. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 28, 2018 - 12:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans spent much of the last decade firing up their base with a vow to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But when it came to doing the deed, they found promises much easier than execution. Democrats may be starting down the same path on taxes. From New...
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President Donald Trump waves after delivering remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 23, 2018 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of John McCain for the senator's dramatic thumbs-down deciding vote last year against the GOP health care repeal. Without using McCain's name, Trump spoke of his move in December that effectively defeated the overhaul in a close vote...
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February 23, 2018 - 6:02 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan group of governors says the two parties can and should work together to improve the nation's health care system. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik), Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and others are set to discuss the group's latest policy work on...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2016, file photo, Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal to be released Feb. 22, 2018, by the Center for American Progress gives politically energized Democrats more options to achieve a long-sought goal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 22, 2018 - 6:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called "Medicare Extra for All," the proposal to be released Thursday by the Center for American Progress gives politically energized...
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In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar attends a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the FY19 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is clearing the way for a lower-cost alternative to comprehensive medical insurance plans sold under former President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 20, 2018 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums. The proposed regulations would expand an alternative to the comprehensive medical plans required under...
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In this Dec. 15, 2017 photo, the website is photographed in Washington. A new tally by The Associated Press finds that nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama’s health care law. That’s only about 3 percent less than last year, remarkably stable despite President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to repeal or undercut the program. The Affordable Care Act offers subsidized private health insurance to people who don’t have coverage on the job. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick
February 07, 2018 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from the books. An Associated Press count found that nationwide enrollment was...
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AP Fact Check;
January 31, 2018 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined (quotations from the speech as delivered or as released by the White House before delivery): WAGE GAINS TRUMP: "After years and years of wage...
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In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, the website is photographed in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
January 30, 2018 - 10:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at one of President Donald Trump's statements from his prepared State of the Union address on Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts: TRUMP: "We repealed the core of the disastrous Obamacare — the individual mandate is now gone." THE FACTS: No, it's not gone. It's...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, photograph, 27-year-old Caleb Jackson of Greeley, Colo., is shown outside a classroom building of the University of Colorado by Larimer Square in lower downtown Denver. Jackson, who has a neurological condition covered by the Affordable Care Act, is a graduate student in urban and regional planning at the Denver campus. Officials in several of the 11 states and the District of Columbia that run their own health care exchanges are reporting strong enrollments this year despite shortened sign-up periods, higher premiums and repeated efforts by Republicans in Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is helping people such as Jackson. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 28, 2018 - 6:15 pm
DENVER (AP) — Republicans on the campaign trail this year will be eager to tout the potential benefits of their tax cut plan. Voters like Jeanine Limone Draut, a freelance technical writer in Denver, have something else in mind: health care. Failed efforts by congressional Republicans last year to...
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