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Warren’s ‘Medicare for All’ plan reignites health care clash

Nov. 18, 2019 4:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to gradually move the country to a government-funded health care system has further inflamed the debate over “Medicare for All,” likely ensuring the issue will play a significant role in this week’s Democratic presidential debate....

Washington U. contributes $250,000 toward Medicaid expansion

Nov. 18, 2019 3:01 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Washington University has contributed $250,000 to an effort to place a Medicaid expansion question on Missouri’s November 2020 ballot. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the university contributed the money Friday to the political action committee Missourians for...

Drug cost legislation gets a push from White House

Nov. 18, 2019 3:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign. The effort has progressed beyond anything seen in years, says President Donald...

2019 Takeaways: Suburb shift, high turnout and ‘Socialism!’

Nov. 17, 2019 9:15 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Odd-year elections in Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia have let Democrats expand their footprint in Southern states where Republicans dominated not long ago. Those outcomes hardly predict national 2020 results: President Donald Trump isn’t suddenly at risk of losing Louisiana...

White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation

Nov. 17, 2019 11:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign. The effort has progressed beyond anything seen in years, says President Donald...

Biden warns about Trump during campaign event in Vegas

Nov. 17, 2019 1:38 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden brought an alarmist warning to a diverse crowd of Democrats late Saturday in early-caucus Nevada during a town hall at an elementary school in a historically minority Las Vegas neighborhood. Biden opened the event saying that as long as Donald Trump is...

Sanders stars with Biden, Warren absent at California forum

Nov. 16, 2019 10:50 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders was greeted with booming cheers at a gathering of California Democrats Saturday, underscoring his popularity with the party’s liberal base as he looks to capture the biggest prize in the presidential primary season next year. The decisions by Joe Biden and...

Warren pushes back on critics of her health care plan

Nov. 16, 2019 10:20 PM EST

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren pushed back against critics of her newly released plan to phase in implementation of a single-payer health care system, insisting Saturday that she is “fully committed” to Medicare for All and that she plans to first build on existing health care programs...

Louisiana agrees to repay $13M in Medicaid claims settlement

Nov. 16, 2019 12:36 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s health department has agreed to pay the federal government $13 million to settle allegations it submitted false Medicaid claims for nursing home and hospice care. U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin announced the settlement Wednesday. It involves claims submitted from...

Kalispell hospital fined in aftermath of fraud and kickbacks

Nov. 16, 2019 10:37 AM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana hospital has been fined $65,000 for falsely certifying that it completed requirements of a corporate integrity agreement that was reached as part of the settlement of a Medicare fraud and kickback scheme. The Flathead Beacon reports Kalispell Regional Healthcare’s...