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Michigan car insurance fee for medical coverage will drop

Nov. 25, 2020 5:31 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers who want unlimited personal injury protection benefits will pay $86 per vehicle starting next summer, down from $100 currently. The fee was mandatory for decades but became optional beginning in July under a change in state law. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims...

FILE - Healthcare worker Diane Alonso celebrates as a giant American flag is unfurled at Intermountain Medical Center on May 21, 2020, in Murray, Utah, as a way to honor frontline healthcare workers and recognize first responders as they care for COVID-19 patients. Sanford Health and Intermountain Healthcare said Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, they plan to merge companies. If the deal is approved, it would unite Salt Lake City-based Intermountain with operations in Utah, Nevada and Idaho, with Sioux Falls-based Sanford, which operates in 24 states. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Merger between South Dakota, Utah hospitals tips the scale

Nov. 14, 2020 1:01 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Dan Liljenquist had two years to get to know Sanford Health in a different kind of setting. When Intermountain Healthcare launched a national effort, looping in hundreds of hospitals to create generic drugs at the hospital level, Sanford was one of the first to join the call in...

FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at a mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J. President-elect Joe Biden is unlikely to get sweeping health care changes through a closely divided Congress, but there’s a menu of narrower actions he can choose from to make a tangible difference in affordability and coverage for millions of people. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Biden has room on health care, though limited by Congress

Nov. 13, 2020 5:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is unlikely to get sweeping health care changes through a closely divided Congress, but there’s a menu of narrower actions he can choose from to make a tangible difference on affordability and coverage for millions of people. With the balance of power in...

FILE - In tnis Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear addresses the media in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky's governor said Sunday, Oct. 11, that he will quarantine after a member of his security detail who drove with his family the day before later tested positive for COVID-19. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said he and his family feel fine, show no coronavirus symptoms and have tested negative for the virus. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Lawmakers delve into budget challenges for 2021 session

Nov. 10, 2020 5:12 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers on Tuesday delved into the challenges of crafting a new state budget expected to be strained by spending demands caused by the coronavirus outbreak. State Budget Director John Hicks, in a presentation to a legislative panel, pointed to rising Medicaid enrollment and...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden vows to 'get right to work' despite Trump resistance

Nov. 10, 2020 4:52 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vowing “to get right to work,” President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday shrugged off President Donald Trump's fierce refusal to accept the election outcome as “inconsequential,” even as Democrats elsewhere warned that the Republican president's actions were...

Montana state senator cites virus in decision to resign

Nov. 10, 2020 4:10 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana state Sen. Nate McConnell has announced his resignation following six years in the Legislature. The Missoula Democrat who serves Senate District 48 said his two children are in public school and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic influenced his decision, The Missoulian reported...

A demonstrator holds a sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as arguments are heard about the Affordable Care Act, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

'Obamacare' likely to survive, high court arguments indicate

Nov. 10, 2020 3:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A more conservative Supreme Court appears unwilling to do what Republicans have long desired: kill off the Affordable Care Act, including its key protections for pre-existing health conditions and subsidized insurance premiums that affect tens of millions of Americans. Meeting remotely a...

President-elect Joe Biden listens during a meeting with his COVID-19 advisory council, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Latest: International observers see no fraud in US vote

Nov. 9, 2020 9:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 9 p.m. International observers from the Organization of American States say they saw no instances of fraud or voting irregularities in the U.S. presidential election. The delegation included 28 experts and observers from 13...

Medicare's 'Part B' outpatient premium to rise by $3.90

Nov. 7, 2020 5:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's ‘Part B’ monthly premium for outpatient care will go up by $3.90 next year to $148.50, officials announced late Friday afternoon. For most retirees, the health care cost increase will claim a significant slice of their Social Security cost-of-living adjustment,...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies

Nov. 7, 2020 2:08 PM EST

Stop and reverse. Restore and expand. Joe Biden is promising to take the country on a very different path from what it has seen over the past four years under President Donald Trump, on issues ranging from the coronavirus and health care to the environment, education and more. The Democratic president-elect is...