Health care reform

In this July 11, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting Wednesday. Some Democrats are warning that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could spell doom for the Affordable Care Act. This is even as some conservatives are portraying him as sympathetic to President Barack Obama’s landmark health care legislation. The heated debate may not matter, though. As long as five past defenders of the ACA remain on the nation’s highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 17, 2018 - 1:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. As long as five past defenders of the health care law remain on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in favor of it being allowed to stand. Some Democrats are...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on the White House complex, Friday, June 22, 2018, with people who have lost family members from crime committed by undocumented immigrants. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 23, 2018 - 5:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it. The Friday tweet is hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a...
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June 15, 2018 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short has told staff that he'll be leaving the position this summer. Two White House officials said Short disclosed his plans Friday. He did not offer an exact date, but said he would leave sometime this summer. The officials were...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attend a parliamentary session in Athens, on Thursday, June 14, 2018. The head of Greece's main opposition party Kyriakos Mitsotakis submitted a motion for a no-confidence vote in the government, objecting to a deal reached between the prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia to settle a decades-old dispute over Macedonia's name. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 14, 2018 - 2:10 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers approved Thursday the last batch of economic reforms required by creditors, as the country approaches the end of its international bailout. Lawmakers in the 300-member parliament voted 154-144 to approve the bill, with two deputies not present. The legislation...
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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Clarke Tucker talks to supporters after winning the District 2 U.S. House Democratic primary at Cotham's in the City in Little Rock. Democrats typically aren’t embracing their most liberal options in House districts that’ll determine which party controls Congress after the November midterms, but candidates will test how liberal the party can go and still win among GOP-leaning voters. (Thomas Metthe/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 3:13 pm
A single-payer health care advocate in South Texas. A gun restriction supporter in Dallas. Cheerleaders in Arkansas and Iowa for public option health care. Weeks into the primary season, with five more states voting Tuesday, Democrats' midterm class is shaping up to test what liberal messages the...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Arkansas state Rep. Clarke Tucker, is seen at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. A year ago Friday, Republicans muscled legislation scuttling the “Obamacare” health care law through the House. Now, Democrats are trying to weaponize that vote into an issue for this year’s congressional campaigns. Tucker says he’ll “stand up to anyone who tries to take your health insurance” as he competes for the Democratic nomination for a seat surrounding Little Rock. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
May 04, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago Friday, Democrats sarcastically serenaded Republicans with chants of "Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, goodbye" as the GOP shoved legislation through the House scuttling the Obamacare health care law. Now, Democrats battling to capture House and Senate control in November's...
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California Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, discusses his proposal to create government-imposed price controls for hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services during a news conference on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The proposal, which drew swift opposition from the health care industry, comes amid a fierce debate about health care prices in California and around the country. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
April 09, 2018 - 9:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's government would set prices for hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services under legislation introduced Monday, vastly remaking the industry in a bid to lower health care costs. The proposal, which drew swift opposition from the health care...
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CORRECTS THE NUMBER OF STATES TO 15, NOT 16 - FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra responds to a question during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra led attorneys general from 14 other states and the District of Columbia to file a motion to intervene in a Texas lawsuit to invalidate former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 09, 2018 - 6:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sixteen Democratic attorneys general pushed back Monday against a Texas lawsuit aimed at striking down former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led 14 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a motion to...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais File)
March 21, 2018 - 1:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, narrowly won a primary Tuesday over a progressive newcomer who argued the congressman's views no longer reflect the Chicago-area district he has represented for seven terms. Marie Newman, who was...
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In this photo taken Thursday, March 15, 2018, state Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, right, talks with Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates, of Laguna Niguel, after the Senate session in Sacramento, Calif. Atkins will make history Wednesday, March 21, 2018, when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate’s top job. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 18, 2018 - 11:46 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job. A former Assembly speaker, Atkins is taking over the post of Senate president pro tem from fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon as...
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