Government-funded health insurance

June 23, 2018 - 4:34 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center was notified Friday that Medicare plans to halt funding to its heart...
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June 23, 2018 - 2:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding. The Houston Chronicle reports Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center was notified Friday that Medicare plans to halt...
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June 22, 2018 - 1:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give health care providers more tools to stem an opioid crisis killing more than 115 people in the United States daily. The legislation passed Friday by a vote of 396-14. It's one of dozens of opioid-related bills that...
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FILE- In this May 30, 2018, file photo the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen under stormy skies. On Tuesday, June 12, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for May. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 12, 2018 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $146.8 billion in May, helping push the total deficit so far this year 23 percent above the same period a year ago. Last month's deficit followed a surplus of $214.3 billion in April, a month that traditionally ends in the black...
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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Clarke Tucker talks to supporters after winning the District 2 U.S. House Democratic primary at Cotham's in the City in Little Rock. Democrats typically aren’t embracing their most liberal options in House districts that’ll determine which party controls Congress after the November midterms, but candidates will test how liberal the party can go and still win among GOP-leaning voters. (Thomas Metthe/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 3:13 pm
A single-payer health care advocate in South Texas. A gun restriction supporter in Dallas. Cheerleaders in Arkansas and Iowa for public option health care. Weeks into the primary season, with five more states voting Tuesday, Democrats' midterm class is shaping up to test what liberal messages the...
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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Clarke Tucker talks to supporters after winning the District 2 U.S. House Democratic primary at Cotham's in the City in Little Rock. Democrats typically aren’t embracing their most liberal options in House districts that’ll determine which party controls Congress after the November midterms, but candidates will test how liberal the party can go and still win among GOP-leaning voters. (Thomas Metthe/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 10:51 am
A single-payer health care advocate in South Texas. A gun restriction supporter in Dallas. Cheerleaders in Arkansas and Iowa for public option health care. Weeks into the primary season, Democrats' midterm class is shaping up to test what liberal messages the party can sell to the moderate and GOP-...
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June 07, 2018 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday took up a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money, a move that's designed to demonstrate fiscal discipline in Washington even though it wouldn't have much of an impact on spiraling deficits. The measure would take a mostly...
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June 07, 2018 - 1:40 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Thursday gave final approval to a bill requiring able-bodied adults in the state's Medicaid expansion program to meet work or job-related requirements, sending it to Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature. Starting in 2020,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, the Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. Medicare’s financial problems have gotten worse, and Social Security’s can’t be ignored forever. The government’s annual assessment is a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026, three years earlier than previously forecast. The report says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034, no change from the projection last year.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 06, 2018 - 1:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security's financial problems can't be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in...
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Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell casts his ballot in the Iowa Primary, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 05, 2018 - 10:41 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A wealthy businessman who has never been elected to public office will challenge Iowa's Republican governor in November, offering voters two candidates with contrasting backgrounds and visions for the state. Fred Hubbell, a retired insurance executive, secured the Democratic...
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