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AP FACT CHECK: Trump goes after Omar at rally

Jul. 17, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday misrepresented words from Rep. Ilhan Omar to make her sound like an al-Qaida sympathizer and exaggerated the performance of the economy under his watch. A look at claims from his rally in North Carolina: OMAR TRUMP quotes Omar as saying: "You don't say...

House Democratss, GOP unite to repeal Obama health care tax

Jul. 17, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and Republicans joined in a rare show of unity Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to repeal an unpopular tax on generous health insurance that's a symbol of former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The so-called "Cadillac tax" never went into effect, since...

Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care

Jul. 16, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. The...

Biden campaigns as Obamacare's top defender

Jul. 14, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending Obamacare, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. The former vice president will spend much of the...

Court order blocking contraception exemptions upheld

Jul. 13, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld a lower court order that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women. The three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Friday that...

Setbacks for Trump's drive to lower prescription drug costs

Jul. 11, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two setbacks this week, President Donald Trump is now focusing his drive to curb drug costs on congressional efforts aimed at helping people on Medicare and younger generations covered by workplace plans. The White House on Thursday yanked its own regulation to ease the financial...

Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing

Jul. 9, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With health insurance availability, cost and coverage on the line for millions of Americans, a federal appeals court seemed inclined Tuesday to rule that the core provision of President Barack Obama's signature health care law is unconstitutional. Two Republican-appointed judges on a...

The Latest: Judge: Tough questions for 'Obamacare' backers

Jul. 9, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court hearing on former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Attorneys for states hoping to save President Barack Obama's health care law have been hit with some intense and occasionally skeptical questioning from appellate...

California takes on surprise bills, over hospital objections

Jul. 9, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jiggy Athilingam was riding a bicycle in San Francisco five years ago when suddenly she was on a bed in the hallway of a hospital. "What happened?" she asked. A cracked helmet told the story of her memory loss: She had been hit from behind by a car. She spent 22 hours in a...

Show of hands on immigrant health care belies a thorny issue

Jul. 3, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one unanimous show of hands, Democratic presidential candidates moved the idea of full health insurance for people who are not legally in the United States into the political mainstream. That debate night moment last week symbolized the party's move to the left heading into a primary...