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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...

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health care law, preserving coverage for millions

Jun. 17, 2021 10:06 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health care law, preserving coverage for millions.

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...

Maine to increase access to HIV prevention medication

Jun. 15, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate has approved a proposal designed to improve access to HIV prevention medications. The proposal requires state-regulated health insurance providers to cover certain HIV prevention drugs with no out-of-pocket cost. The measure,...

More than 100K Oklahomans sign up under Medicaid expansion

Jun. 11, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 100,000 Oklahomans have qualified for Medicaid since enrollment began this month under an expansion of the program that voters approved last year, state officials said Friday. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which oversees the Medicaid...

Highlights of the two-year, $46.3 billion Connecticut budget

Jun. 09, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday, the final day of the regular legislative session, approved a two-year, $46.3 billion state budget deal reached by Democratic legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. Here are some highlights of the...

EXPLAINER: How will insurers cover a new Alzheimer's drug?

Jun. 08, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

Federal regulators have approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, leaving patients waiting to see how insurers will handle the pricey new treatment. Health care experts expect broad coverage of the drug, which was approved Monday. But what...

FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug panned by experts

Jun. 07, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health officials on Monday approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn’t been shown to help slow the brain-destroying disease. ...

More than 50K Oklahomans sign up under Medicaid expansion

Jun. 04, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 51,700 Oklahomans have qualified for Medicaid since enrollment began this week under an expansion of the program that voters approved last year, state officials said Friday. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which oversees the Medicaid...