Health care reform

California Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, discusses his proposal to create government-imposed price controls for hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services during a news conference on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The proposal, which drew swift opposition from the health care industry, comes amid a fierce debate about health care prices in California and around the country. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
April 09, 2018 - 9:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's government would set prices for hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services under legislation introduced Monday, vastly remaking the industry in a bid to lower health care costs. The proposal, which drew swift opposition from the health care...
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CORRECTS THE NUMBER OF STATES TO 15, NOT 16 - FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra responds to a question during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra led attorneys general from 14 other states and the District of Columbia to file a motion to intervene in a Texas lawsuit to invalidate former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 09, 2018 - 6:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sixteen Democratic attorneys general pushed back Monday against a Texas lawsuit aimed at striking down former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led 14 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a motion to...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais File)
March 21, 2018 - 2:19 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, narrowly won a primary Tuesday over a progressive newcomer who argued the congressman's views no longer reflect the Chicago-area district he has represented for seven terms. Marie Newman, who was...
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In this photo taken Thursday, March 15, 2018, state Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, right, talks with Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates, of Laguna Niguel, after the Senate session in Sacramento, Calif. Atkins will make history Wednesday, March 21, 2018, when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate’s top job. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 18, 2018 - 11:46 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job. A former Assembly speaker, Atkins is taking over the post of Senate president pro tem from fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon as...
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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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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 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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In this Jan. 21, 2018, photo, lights shine inside the U.S. Capitol Building as night falls in Washington. President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address Tuesday night but, as always, lawmakers are angling to steal part of the spotlight. Many female Democratic lawmakers plan to follow the lead of celebs at this year’s Golden Globe Awards by wearing black to the State of the Union. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
January 25, 2018 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deal that ended the government shutdown also further cut taxes, adding billions more to the national deficit. The tax cuts were a little noticed element of the much discussed deal, which provided funding to keep government agencies operating for about three weeks and renewed a...
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