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Health Feb 27U.S. reports worrisome new virus case in California after Trump urges calm
The person in California doesn't appear to have the usual risk factors of having traveled abroad or being exposed to another patient.
Nation Feb 26Trump defends handling of virus while Democrats seek $8.5 billion
The White House has considered naming a virus czar, and HHS Secretary Alex Azar himself was said to be supportive of naming a czar.
Health Feb 25Trump, U.S. officials send mixed messages on coronavirus risk
President Donald Trump and his chief economic adviser say coronavirus is under control in the U.S., even as the government's top disease fighters warn Americans to prepare for an outbreak.
Politics Feb 14Appeals court deals blow to Trump’s Medicaid work requirements
The case involves Arkansas, but the ruling is expected to affect other states pursuing work requirements. The administration says it is reviewing its options.
Health Jan 03Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court
In a move that could put the Obama-era health law squarely in the middle of the 2020 election, Democratic-led states Friday asked the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent court ruling.
Health Dec 313 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare
As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would replace President Barack Obama's health care law with a plan of his own that would provide "insurance for everybody." Nearly three years after taking office, Americans…
Health Dec 30Trump has revealed no single plan to replace all of Obamacare
Nearly three years after taking office, Americans still are waiting for Trump’s big health insurance reveal.
Health Dec 19Michael Bloomberg unveils latest health care plan among 2020 Democratic candidates
The former New York mayor and Democratic presidential candidate embraced a new government-run “public option" to compete with private insurance and called for Medicare to negotiate drug prices, using an approach similar to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent legislation.
Health Dec 18Trump administration wants to import cheaper prescription drugs from abroad
Health officials unveiled a proposed regulation that would allow states to import many brand name drugs from Canada, with federal oversight.
Health Dec 06Senators urge Medicare to let seniors to change drug plans over inaccurate info
Medicare revamped its online plan finder this year and the senators said they've gotten numerous complaints from people in their states about inaccurate information on drug pricing and coverage.