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Politics Aug 11Where do the presidential candidates stand on health care?
The Associated Press is examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people. This one looks at health care.
Health Jul 13$10,345 per person: U.S. health care spending reaches new peak
The nation's health care tab this year is expected to surpass $10,000 per person for the first time. The new peak means the Obama administration will pass the problem of high health care costs on to its successor.
Politics Jul 07Trump health care plan would make 18 million uninsured, study says
Donald Trump's health care plan would make 18 million people uninsured, but also lower premiums significantly for policies purchased directly by consumers, according to a new study.
Health Jun 09If FDA doesn’t issue faster food recalls, consumers face danger, watchdog says
Despite new legal powers to compel recalls and sophisticated technology to fingerprint pathogens, the Food and Drug Administration allowed some food-safety investigations to drag on, placing consumers in jeopardy of death or serious illness, according to the inspector general's office…
Health Jun 01Insurance rates going up: New concerns for Obamacare
WASHINGTON — Fresh problems for "Obamacare": The largest health insurer in Texas wants to raise its rates on individual policies by an average of nearly 60 percent, a new sign that President Barack Obama's overhaul hasn't solved the problem of…
Nation May 25Government wastes billions of dollars on old computers, report says
The White House has been pushing to replace workhorse systems that date back more than 50 years in some cases. But the government is expected to spend $7 billion less on modernization in 2017 than in 2010, said the Government…
Politics May 09Sanders’ economic plan piles $18T on federal debt
Sen. Bernie Sanders' tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, but they'd also blow an $18-trillion hole in federal deficits, piling on so much debt they would damage the economy.
Health Mar 22Disputed health law rule would broaden transgender rights
Big companies are pushing back against proposed federal rules they say would require their medical plans to cover gender transition and other services for transgender people.
Politics Mar 21Report: Health insurance gains due to Obama’s law, not economy
WASHINGTON -- There's growing evidence that most of the nation's dramatic jump in health care coverage is due to President Barack Obama's law, and not the gradual economic recovery.
Health Mar 08For many uninsured, Obamacare fines double at tax time
WASHINGTON — Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under President Barack Obama's health care law, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday.