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Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jul. 13, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. July 8, 2021. Editorial: Another tragic loss for community ‘You will not meet a finer person’ Startling. Shocking. Maddening. It is simply not possible to use words to describe...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 23, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 22 The Kansas City Star on hubris and COVID variants: The COVID-19 crisis isn’t over, and we shouldn’t act as if it is. Yes, yes,...

Biden and Congress face a summer grind to create legislation

Jun. 21, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Until recently, the act of governing seemed to happen at the speed of presidential tweets. But now President Joe Biden is settling in for what appears will be a long, summer slog of legislating. Congress is hunkered down, the House and Senate grinding...

Democrats see springboard for health care in high court win

Jun. 19, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Affordable Care Act now secure in the framework of the nation's health care programs, Democrats are eager to leap above and beyond. They want to expand insurance coverage for working-age people and their families, add new benefits to Medicare...

GOP needs new health care target; 'Obamacare' survives again

Jun. 18, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” signals anew that the GOP must look beyond repealing the law if it wants to hone the nation's health care problems into a winning political issue. Thursday's 7-2...

'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

Jun. 17, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as “Obamacare” on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 16, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis errs in restricting race studies in schools At a time when Americans are crying out for an honest appraisal and greater understanding of the role race plays in our nation’s...

Biden turns to Obama to help boost health care enrollment

Jun. 05, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden turned to his old boss, former President Barack Obama, on Saturday to help him encourage Americans to sign up for “Obamacare” health care coverage during an expanded special enrollment period in the pandemic. Biden used his...

Leading Dems seek input on 'public option' health care plan

May. 26, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading congressional Democrats issued a call Wednesday for ideas on a “public option” health insurance plan, a campaign promise of President Joe Biden's that faces long odds politically. The wide-ranging request from Sen. Patty Murray of...

Medicare for 60-year-olds not guaranteed to be a better deal

May. 19, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and progressive Democrats have proposed to lower Medicare’s eligibility age to 60, to help older adults get affordable coverage. But a new study finds that Medicare can be more expensive than other options, particularly for many people of modest...