Government-funded health insurance

January 26, 2017 - 3:40 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — As an emergency room doctor, Hawaii Sen. Josh Green sees homeless patients suffering from diabetes, mental health problems and an array of medical issues that are more difficult to manage when they are homeless or do not have permanent housing. That's why Green says he wants to...
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Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., right, speaks with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 24, 2017 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's selection to become health secretary told a Senate committee Tuesday that the new administration believes people with existing illnesses should not be denied health insurance, but committed to no details on that or any aspects of how Republicans will...
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Budget Director-designate Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Budget Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 24, 2017 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 4:50 p.m. The House has approved legislation that would permanently bar federal funds for any abortion coverage. The measure, which passed 238-183, would also block tax credits for some people and businesses buying abortion...
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Budget Director-designate Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Budget Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 24, 2017 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid need significant changes to be preserved for future generations, President Donald Trump's pick to head the White House budget office told Congress on Tuesday, putting him at odds with the new chief executive. South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney...
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Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., right, speaks with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 24, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats criticized stock purchases by President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary on Tuesday at a Senate hearing where Republicans defended the nominee but Democrats attacked his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his financial...
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Budget Director-designate Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Budget Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 24, 2017 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid need significant changes to be preserved for future generations, President Donald Trump's pick to head the White House budget office told Congress Tuesday. Rep. Mick Mulvaney's comments at his confirmation hearing stand in sharp contrast to...
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January 24, 2017 - 10:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy and a government that is on track to run a $559 billion budget deficit for the year, congressional analysts said Tuesday. The estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office say the economy will hold relatively...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, meets with Budget Director-nominee Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s staunchly conservative choice to lead the White House budget office, is headed before the Senate Budget Committee, where panel members will probe for clues on the new administration’s plans for tackling intractable budget deficits. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson, File)
January 24, 2017 - 5:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's staunchly conservative choice to lead the White House budget office, says the government's "debt is a problem that must be addressed sooner, rather than later." But in remarks prepared for a Tuesday appearance before the Senate Budget...
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Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., and his Elizabeth Clark arrive for a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church across from the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, on Donald Trump's inauguration day. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 24, 2017 - 2:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Senate committee is ready to interrogate President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, a nominee who's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his past stock trades. Trump...
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President Donald Trump looks up after signing the final of three executive orders, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 23, 2017 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel the Obama health care law, but some of those actions would create disruptions that undermine his administration's early promises. Other less sweeping steps could open the way for big changes, but might not get as much...
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