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Iowa got free masks from Taiwan and companies, filings show

Jul. 8, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As Iowa faced a shortage of equipment needed to protect people from the coronavirus, the state received timely gifts from a foreign government and major corporations of nearly 1.4 million surgical masks. New disclosure filings show that the free masks came from the government of...

Voters may see just 4 initiatives on November ballot

Jul. 3, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters are likely to see four voter initiatives on their November ballot, although all four must first survive a review of qualifying signatures turned into the Secretary of State's office this week and legal challenges that routinely are made. The four that turned in their...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 1, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: During fireworks season, we must obey law, use common sense and show courtesy The York Dispatch July 1 The Fourth of July holiday is looming. That means there will be fireworks — lots of fireworks. Some of those...

Insurer Centene plans 3,200 jobs at new N.C. regional hub

Jul. 1, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. said on Wednesday it will build an East Coast campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, developing a $1 billion construction project that's expected to create more than 3,200 new jobs by 2032. Gov. Roy Cooper described the expansion as the...

Striking shipbuilders picket outside an entrance to Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. The vast majority of picketers did not wear pandemic facemarks. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Striking shipbuilders are losing health coverage in pandemic

Jun. 30, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The stakes are growing in a strike against Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works during a global pandemic as company-provided health insurance is running out for 4,300 shipbuilders who've left their jobs. Striking workers from Machinists Union Local S6 will be responsible for their own...

Pandemic prompts health insurer to returns premiums

Jun. 25, 2020 9:22 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's largest health insurer is seeking state approval for a 10% medical premium credit due to a decline in demand for health care services during the coronavirus pandemic. If Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island's proposal is approved by the Office of the Health...

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a roundtable with President Donald Trump about America's seniors, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House wins ruling on health care price disclosure

Jun. 24, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration won a court ruling Tuesday upholding its plan to require hospitals and insurers to disclose the actual prices for common tests and procedures in a bid to promote competition and push down costs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar called the decision in...

In this undated photo supplied courtesy of the Mini family, the late South African doctor and activist Dr. Clarence Mini is photographed in his doctors' uniform. Clarence Mini, a South African activist and doctor who died of COVID-19 spent his life fighting apartheid, the government's denial of HIV/AIDS and rampant corruption. Loved ones say Mini knew the odds were against him but he was committed to what he believed was right. He died in May, 2020 at age 69. (Photo courtesy of the Mini family via AP)

Lives Lost: South African activist targeted apartheid, HIV

Jun. 19, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Clarence Mini's life was marked by battles against formidable foes. The South African doctor fought apartheid — receiving his medical training in exile — the government's denial of HIV/AIDS and rampant corruption. Loved ones say Mini, who recently died of COVID-19 at age...

The entrance to the H Mart Groceries & More store posts several signs letting customers know that face masks are required to enter the store, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. The number of new coronavirus cases in Arizona has increased significantly over the past several weeks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

US virus outbreaks stir clash over masks, personal freedom

Jun. 17, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When the coronavirus flared in China's capital this week, Beijing canceled flights, suspended reopenings and described the situation as “extremely grave.” But with cases rising in some U.S. states, local officials have balked at even requiring people to wear masks. In the...

Georgia lawmakers approve limiting unexpected medical bills

Jun. 17, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Some patients in Georgia could soon get a reprieve from receiving unexpected medical bills under legislation heading to Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk, after it received final passage in the state Senate on Wednesday. House Bill 888, passed unanimously by the Senate and by a vote of 164-4 in...