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Health insurance bill will be law without Cooper's signature

Aug. 25, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Democratic governor said Sunday that a bipartisan health insurance measure will become law without his signature. Gov. Roy Cooper had until midnight to sign the bill, veto it or let it become law without his signature. The measure was pushed through the legislature...

Johnson acknowledges touch and go prospects for Brexit deal

Aug. 25, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Sunday that the prospect of a Brexit deal was "touch and go," as other European Union capitals grasp the problems Britain has with the withdrawal agreement. Speaking on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit, Johnson said that in...

Britain's leader says trade deal with US won't be easy

Aug. 24, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Saturday that getting a trade deal with the United State won't be "plain sailing" because of barriers to the United Kingdom's goods in American markets. But opportunities abound. Speaking to reporters as he flew to France for the Group of...

Alaska weakens air ambulance membership plan regulations

Aug. 24, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska health insurance officials have announced the state's plan to weaken air ambulance membership plan regulations, officials said. The Alaska Division of Insurance will no longer review and pre-approve consumer membership plans, CoastAlaska reported Thursday. Health insurance does...

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

Aug. 23, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue. While "Medicare for All" remains hugely popular, the majority say they'd prefer building on "Obamacare" to expand coverage instead of a...

California insurers drop policies in high-fire risk areas

Aug. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New California data shows insurance companies declined to renew nearly 350,000 home insurance policies in areas at high risk for wildfire since the state began collecting data in 2015. The data released this week did not say how many people who lost their insurance were able to...

Missouri cites economy, eligibility checks for Medicaid drop

Aug. 20, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials are citing an improved economy as one of several factors that led to close to 90,000 children being dropped from the state's Medicaid health insurance program in the past year, although some lawmakers are still unsatisfied with the explanation. Acting Social...

Clarification: Exchange- Fertility Treatment-Contest story

Aug. 19, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Aug. 16, The Associated Press reported that a radio station told listeners in July they could enter a contest to win IVP treatments with the Reproductive Care Center, with winners announced in September. The story did not specify that the deadline to enter the contest has...

US health officials approve Montana reinsurance pool

Aug. 16, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. health officials have approved Montana's plan to create a reinsurance pool that aims to help lower individual health insurance premium costs, state officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved a waiver that authorizes the reinsurance program, Gov....

Crumbling foundations superintendent to step aside

Aug. 16, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The veteran insurance consultant who has overseen the rollout of an assistance program for Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations says he's stepping aside. Michael Maglaras (mah-GLEHR'-us), superintendent of the Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company, a captive...