Insurance industry regulation

In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar attends a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the FY19 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is clearing the way for a lower-cost alternative to comprehensive medical insurance plans sold under former President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 20, 2018 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums. The proposed regulations would expand an alternative to the comprehensive medical plans required under...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a radiology technician looks at a chest X-ray of a child suffering from flu symptoms at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga. A nasty flu season and fresh insurance deductibles may combine this winter to smack patients around the country with expensive medical bills. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
February 14, 2018 - 11:51 am
This winter's nasty flu season may smack patients with a financial side effect: surprise medical bills. People who wind up in the emergency room or need an ambulance can be blindsided by hefty, unexpected charges. This often happens after patients visit a doctor or hospital outside their insurance...
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In this Dec. 15, 2017 photo, the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington. A new tally by The Associated Press finds that nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama’s health care law. That’s only about 3 percent less than last year, remarkably stable despite President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to repeal or undercut the program. The Affordable Care Act offers subsidized private health insurance to people who don’t have coverage on the job. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick
February 07, 2018 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from the books. An Associated Press count found that nationwide enrollment was...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania view the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, as they arrive for a Super Bowl party. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 05, 2018 - 12:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking leverage in immigration talks, President Donald Trump overstated the impact of a March 5 deadline after which he suggests a program protecting thousands of young immigrants from deportation would end. In fact, a recent court ruling has rendered that deadline basically...
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In this Jan. 30, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump struck a variety of false notes in his big speech to Congress this past week and followed up with a curious coda _ a plain-as-your-face exaggeration about the TV audience that tuned in for it. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 03, 2018 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump struck a variety of false notes in his big speech to Congress this past week and followed up with a curious coda — a plain-as-your-face exaggeration about the TV audience that tuned in for it. A look at some of Trump's recent statements, from his State of...
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AP Fact Check;
January 31, 2018 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined (quotations from the speech as delivered or as released by the White House before delivery): WAGE GAINS TRUMP: "After years and years of wage...
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President Donald Trump leaves after the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 31, 2018 - 4:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boastful even within the traditional confines of a State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump inflated the impact of his tax cuts Tuesday night, declared an end to a "war" on energy that did not exist when he took office and displayed a faulty grasp of immigration policy. A...
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AP Fact Check;
January 31, 2018 - 1:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined (quotations from the speech as delivered or as released by the White House before delivery): WAGE GAINS TRUMP: "After years and years of wage...
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In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
January 30, 2018 - 10:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at one of President Donald Trump's statements from his prepared State of the Union address on Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts: TRUMP: "We repealed the core of the disastrous Obamacare — the individual mandate is now gone." THE FACTS: No, it's not gone. It's...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, photograph, 27-year-old Caleb Jackson of Greeley, Colo., is shown outside a classroom building of the University of Colorado by Larimer Square in lower downtown Denver. Jackson, who has a neurological condition covered by the Affordable Care Act, is a graduate student in urban and regional planning at the Denver campus. Officials in several of the 11 states and the District of Columbia that run their own health care exchanges are reporting strong enrollments this year despite shortened sign-up periods, higher premiums and repeated efforts by Republicans in Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is helping people such as Jackson. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 28, 2018 - 6:15 pm
DENVER (AP) — Republicans on the campaign trail this year will be eager to tout the potential benefits of their tax cut plan. Voters like Jeanine Limone Draut, a freelance technical writer in Denver, have something else in mind: health care. Failed efforts by congressional Republicans last year to...
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