Access to health care

"We did it!" yells Shawn McDonald, center, as he celebrates with Teisha Martinez, left, and Aubrey Taylor after a local media outlet called results showing Proposition 2 passed at the Proposition 2 election night party at the Infinity Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Proposition 2 legalizes the medical use of marijuana for individuals with qualifying medical illnesses. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP)
November 09, 2018 - 6:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers. Utah will be on the...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer walks into The Smokestack after winning the Democratic primary in Dubuque, Iowa. An often-overlooked battle is under way across rural and working-class America where President Donald Trump’s coalition of blue-collar voters offers Democrats an alternate route to the House majority. Finkenauer reflected on her blue-collar roots at a rally this week alongside the Democratic Party’s strongest liaison to working-class voters, former Vice President Joe Biden. “He shares the belief that every kid who grows up in a working-class family like mine has a right to a bright future,” Finkenauer said as she introduced Biden. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)
November 02, 2018 - 4:16 am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — White, working-class voters fueled President Donald Trump's rise to the White House. If his party loses the House majority on Tuesday, it will be, at least in part, because those same voters abandoned the GOP. While Democrats' suburban offensive is well-known, an often-...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., points to a reporter as he speaks to media after the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Washington. Senate Democrats briefly turned the chamber's subject to health care Wednesday, just four days after lawmakers' nasty war over confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. And while Democrats lost the vote, they hope they've gained a message that will bolster their chances of winning Senate control in next month's elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 10, 2018 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month's crucial elections for control of Congress. In a return to its characteristically more unruffled mode of work, the Senate on...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2014, file photo, enshrinee Eric Dickerson is introduced during the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, in Canton, Ohio. A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame President David Baker — and obtained by The Associated Press — 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as "integral to the creation of the modern NFL, which in 2017 generated $14 billion in revenue." Among the signees were Eric Dickerson. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
September 18, 2018 - 6:41 pm
A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers led by Eric Dickerson is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall...
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Hotel workers picket in front of the Palmer House hotel in the Chicago Loop on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Workers are picketing outside several downtown Chicago hotels as housekeepers, servers, cooks and others participate in a strike as part of an effort to get better benefits. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 8:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Workers are picketing outside several downtown Chicago hotels as housekeepers, servers, cooks and others participate in a strike as part of an effort to get better benefits. The Friday walkout is planned for 25 hotels and comes after members of the hotel workers' union, Unite Here...
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August 23, 2018 - 1:14 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court won't allow Arkansas to enforce a law that critics say would make the state the first in the U.S. to effectively ban abortion pills. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied a request by the state to put on hold a judge's order...
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The HealthCare.gov website main page. The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey “Obamacare” for consumers struggling with high premiums. But the policies don’t have to cover pre-existing conditions and benefits are limited. It’s not certain if that’s going to translate into broad consumer appeal among people who need an individual policy. (HHS via AP
August 01, 2018 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers will have more options to buy cheaper, short-term health insurance under a new Trump administration rule, but there's no guarantee the plans will cover pre-existing conditions or provide benefits like coverage of prescription drugs. Administration officials said...
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, arrives for a private meeting with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a member of the Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 30, 2018 - 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first Democratic senator to sit down with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said Monday he's not ready to say how he'll vote, but Kavanaugh did pick up the backing of Kentucky's Rand Paul, the only Republican in the narrowly divided Senate to have outwardly wavered in...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. The Food and Drug Administration is considering easing the process for drugmakers to get approval to sell some prescription medicines over the counter, a move to offer consumers convenience and lower prices. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Tuesday, July 17, 2018 that the agency has developed tentative guidelines for drugmakers to do so, while maintaining safety standards. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 17, 2018 - 10:08 am
U.S. regulators proposed new guidelines Tuesday to make it easier for some common medicines to be sold without a prescription — and more convenient for consumers to get them. The Food and Drug Administration is evaluating ways to make sure patients don't take an inappropriate over-the-counter drug...
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In this June 28, 2018 photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan greets attendees during the Idaho District 18 Democrats Campaign Kickoff BBQ in Boise, Idaho. Jordan breaks the mold of the typical candidate in Idaho elections. She's the first woman to win the party's nomination for governor of a state that hasn't elected a Democrat to the top seat in almost 30 years. And if she pulls the upset against Lt. Gov. Brad Little in November, Jordan, a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, will be the first Native American governor of a U.S. state. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
July 07, 2018 - 10:23 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Democrat Paulette Jordan breaks the mold of the typical Idaho candidate. She's the first woman to win her party's nomination for governor of a state that hasn't elected a Democrat to the top seat in almost 30 years. And if she pulls off the upset against Lt. Gov. Brad Little in...
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