Government-funded health insurance

July 21, 2018 - 11:43 am
MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities say a Florida businessman already charged with orchestrating a massive Medicare fraud scheme bribed a former university basketball coach to help get his son admitted to an Ivy League university. Prosecutors allege the payments were intended to help the son of...
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Zak Ringelstein, center, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine, talks with a passerby while climbing the stairs inside City Hall to attend a meeting of the Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America in Portland, Maine, Monday, July 16, 2018. On the ground in dozens of states, there is new evidence that democratic socialism is taking hold as a significant force in Democratic politics. At right is Charles Tetelman, field director of Ringelstein's campaign. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 21, 2018 - 7:58 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator. Three days later, he told The Associated...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, the Capitol in Washington at sunrise. Democrats hoping to use health care as an issue in the midterm elections will have to decide how they’ll do it. One strain that’s popular with liberals, pushing for government-financed health care, is causing a tactical divide. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 19, 2018 - 10:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered on by a handful of activists, liberal House Democrats announced outside the Capitol that they were forming a caucus to push for "Medicare for All" — shorthand for government-financed health care. At the same time Thursday, Democratic senators were introducing a resolution...
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July 19, 2018 - 5:18 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dental and vision care benefits will be restored for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients in a sudden reversal by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration following an outcry over the recent cuts. The coverage had been abruptly cut at the start of July after a federal...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
July 17, 2018 - 5:25 am
UnitedHealth Group's second quarter earnings beat Wall Street expectations, helped by a surge in government-funded coverage, and the nation's largest health insurer hiked its 2018 forecast again. UnitedHealth now expects adjusted earnings to range between $12.50 and $12.75 per share. That's up from...
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July 13, 2018 - 9:54 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Medicaid program is the nation's first to be approved for a drug pricing experiment that supporters say could save taxpayer dollars and provide patients with the most effective medications. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in June approved a...
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July 12, 2018 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says it wants to pay doctors for analyzing photos texted by patients, one of several steps to keep up with how technology is changing health care. Doctors would also be able to bill separately for brief video consultations with patients. Medicare may count phone calls as...
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July 11, 2018 - 7:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in days, the Trump administration is taking action to undercut the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Tuesday announced steep funding cuts for sign-up assistance through state-based programs called "navigators."...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington.The Trump administration says it’s freezing payments under an ‘Obamacare’ program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. Making the announcement Saturday, July 7, 2018 officials say the administration is acting because of conflicting rulings in lawsuits filed by some smaller insurers who question whether they’re being fairly treated. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 08, 2018 - 4:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. The latest...
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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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