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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, supporters of Yes on 802 Oklahomans Decide Healthcare, calling for Medicaid expansion to be put on the ballot, carry boxes of petitions into the office of the Oklahoma Secretary of State in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma voters will decide Tuesday, June 30, 2020, whether to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of low-income residents and become the first state to amend their Constitution to do so. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion

Jul. 1, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters narrowly decided on Tuesday to expand Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands low-income residents, becoming the first state to amend its Constitution to do so. With 100% of precincts reporting unofficial results, State Question 802 passed by less than 1...

Recent Missouri editorials

Jun. 30, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

The Jefferson City News-Tribune, June 28 An exchange this past week between Gov. Mike Parson and a reporter over the coronavirus has highlighted the divide between liberals and conservatives over the role of governing. “Do you feel any personal responsibility for the people who have been infected and...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Dems push campaign-season health care bill through House

Jun. 29, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed a package expanding “Obamacare” coverage through the House on Monday, a measure that's doomed to advance no further but spotlights how the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump's efforts to obliterate that law have fortified health care's potency...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 29, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

The Detroit News. June 23, 2020. Whitmer must answer for nursing home policy Evidence that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was warned early on that her COVID-19 nursing home policy would put residents at risk lends support for much more transparency from the governor. The Detroit News reports that in the opening days of...

FILE- In a June 23, 2015, file photo, traffic heads north along the Lodge freeway in Detroit. Michigan drivers will have choices to make when they renew or buy a new auto insurance policy under a law taking effect Thursday, July 2, 2020. Motorist can buy unlimited personal injury protection, but it will no longer be mandatory. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Michigan drivers face new insurance choice starting Thursday

Jun. 27, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers who renew or buy car insurance face a choice starting Thursday: stick with unlimited medical coverage, go with less or -- for seniors with Medicare -- opt out entirely. The decision, a signature feature of a new law that will lower the cost of personal injury...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, center, speaks to Stacie Ritter, right, and her son, Jan, during a meeting with families who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Dueling Trump-Biden events offer contrasting virus responses

Jun. 25, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A presidential campaign that has largely been frozen for several months because of the coronavirus took on a degree of normalcy on Thursday when President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden swung through critical battleground states presenting starkly different visions...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during news conference unveiling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

With a jab at Trump, Pelosi unveils new 'Obamacare' bill

Jun. 24, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flicking a dismissive jab at President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a plan Wednesday to expand “Obamacare," even as Trump's administration is about to file arguments in a Supreme Court case to strike it down. Pelosi announced an upcoming floor vote on her...

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...

Hawaii lawmakers reconvene to appropriate virus relief funds

Jun. 22, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers on Monday reconvened their 2020 legislative session to flesh out details for how they plan to spend more than $600 million in federal coronavirus relief funds. Lawmakers also expect to tackle police reform measures, including a bill that would amend state open records laws...

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...