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Watchdog to examine Medicare chief's publicity spending

Apr. 5, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog said Friday it will review costly outside contracts to handle public relations for Medicare chief Seema Verma, whose agency oversees health insurance programs covering more than 100 million Americans. Responding to a request by congressional Democrats, the Health and...

Democrats pivot to health care as Trump attacks 'Obamacare'

Mar. 27, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020. Trump's administration is asking a...

How 'completely avoidable' measles cases continue to climb

Feb. 27, 2019 4:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017 — and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes some parents balk at a crucial vaccine, federal health officials told Congress Wednesday. Yet the vaccine is hugely...

EPA defends enforcement record, despite drop in penalties

Feb. 26, 2019 3:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's enforcement chief on Tuesday defended the Trump administration's work, despite a report by her own agency showing that civil and criminal crackdowns on polluters have dropped sharply in the past two years. Assistant administrator Susan Bodine, who...