Healthcare industry regulation

In this Feb. 8, 2018, photo, Blayne Wittig, executive director of Options for Women of California, left, a center in Concord, Calif., Debbie Whittaker, nurse manager, center, and Christine Vatuone, president and CEO of Informed Choices, talk at Informed Choices, a crisis pregnancy center in Grilroy, Calif. A California law regulating anti-abortion pregnancy centers has led to a Supreme Court clash at the intersection of abortion and free speech. The centers say a law requiring them to tell pregnant clients the state has family planning and abortion care available at little or no cost violates the centers’ free speech rights. Informed Choices is what Vatuone describes as a “life-affirming” pregnancy center. Even as it advertises “free pregnancy services” and promises in signs on its door and inside to discuss all options with pregnant women, Informed Choices exists to steer women away from abortion. (AP Photo/Mark Sherman)
March 16, 2018 - 1:32 am
GILROY, Calif. (AP) — Informed Choices is what its president describes as a "life-affirming" pregnancy center on the edge of downtown Gilroy in northern California. Even as it advertises "free pregnancy services" and promises in signs on its door and inside to discuss all options with pregnant...
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John Henninger, right, of Cecil Township, Pa., and Judy Kramer, left, of Bavington, Pa., wait for election returns at the election night party for Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, in Canonsburg, Pa., Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Rattled Republicans were hit with the reality check Wednesday in the startling strong performance of a fresh-faced Democrat deep in Trump country. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 15, 2018 - 7:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic congressional candidates have a midterm choice: Is campaigning as a liberal, moderate or some combination the best way to take on Republicans in territory won by Donald Trump in 2016? Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and Pennsylvania congressional candidate Conor Lamb attracted...
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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney looks on after filling out paperwork as he declares his candidacy for the U.S. Senate at the state elections office Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 15, 2018 - 6:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eight Republicans have stepped forward before a Thursday evening filing deadline to challenge former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the Utah Senate race, including a state lawmaker who says an "establishment insider" can't fix problems in Washington. Many of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, dawn breaks over the Capitol in Washington. The once bipartisan drive to curb increases in health care premiums has devolved into a partisan struggle with escalating demands by each side. It’s unclear they’ll be able to reach an agreement. And the two parties may end up blaming each other this fall as states announce next year’s inevitably higher insurance rates _ just weeks before Election Day on Nov. 6. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 12, 2018 - 12:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is searching for a way to curb soaring health care premiums. But the effort is faltering. Each party is making escalating demands. Democrats want to strengthen President Barack Obama's health care law by enlarging federal subsidies for consumers. Republicans are still...
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HOLD FOR USE WITH STORY MOVING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018-In this Feb. 23, 2018 photo Air Force veteran Ed Warren, 82, and his wife, Jac Warren, 81, pose for a photo while visiting San Diego, to attend the Democrats' annual convention and talk to lawmakers. The couple is voicing opposition to a regulation that requires veterans in state homes to be discharged before they can use a new state law allowing physician-assisted deaths for the terminally ill. The California Department of Veterans Affairs officials say the Department of Veterans Affairs does not allow federal funds to be used for assisted suicides. The couple lives at the nation's largest retirement home in Yountville, California. (AP Photo by Julie Watson)
March 07, 2018 - 2:29 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Suffering from heart problems, Bob Sloan told his children he wants to use California's new law allowing life-ending drugs for the terminally ill when his disease becomes too advanced to bear. But then the 73-year-old former U.S. Army sergeant learned that because he lives at the...
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HOLD FOR USE WITH STORY MOVING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018-In this Feb. 23, 2018 photo Air Force veteran Ed Warren, 82, and his wife, Jac Warren, 81, pose for a photo while visiting San Diego, to attend the Democrats' annual convention and talk to lawmakers. The couple is voicing opposition to a regulation that requires veterans in state homes to be discharged before they can use a new state law allowing physician-assisted deaths for the terminally ill. The California Department of Veterans Affairs officials say the Department of Veterans Affairs does not allow federal funds to be used for assisted suicides. The couple lives at the nation's largest retirement home in Yountville, California. (AP Photo by Julie Watson)
March 07, 2018 - 2:27 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veterans in California and other states that that have legalized physician-assisted deaths are finding they cannot access such laws in most government-run homes because they conflict with the policies of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In California, the nation's largest...
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March 05, 2017 - 8:34 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of health care providers are asking state authorities for increased support for community-based services to help uninsured patients. On Monday more than 900 community health care supporters will ask Albany lawmakers to preserve health care in federally qualified health...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., followed by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., leaves a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, to meet with reporters before President Donald Trump's speech to the nation. A month into the new administration, the GOP is discovering the difficulties of making good on its promises on repealing Obama's health care law, and other issues. Speaker Ryan says he isn't frustrated though on Trump's lack of detailed direction, saying "I see him as more of a chairman." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2017 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute in his first speech to a joint session of Congress. "He's the leader on...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., speaks to a gathering of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Covington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
February 26, 2017 - 8:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency. First, the president will have his say, in his maiden speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, then-Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear speaks in Louisville, Ky. Democrats have tapped Beshear to deliver the party’s response to President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, highlighting the Kentucky Democrat’s efforts to expand health care coverage under the law Republicans are determined to repeal and replace. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
February 24, 2017 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have tapped former Gov. Steve Beshear to deliver the party's response to President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, highlighting the Kentucky Democrat's efforts to expand health care coverage under the law Republicans are determined to...
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