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Insurer Centene plans 3,200 jobs at new N.C. regional hub

Jul. 1, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. said on Wednesday it will build an East Coast campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, developing a $1 billion construction project that's expected to create more than 3,200 new jobs by 2032. Gov. Roy Cooper described the expansion as the...

Striking shipbuilders picket outside an entrance to Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. The vast majority of picketers did not wear pandemic facemarks. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Striking shipbuilders are losing health coverage in pandemic

Jun. 30, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The stakes are growing in a strike against Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works during a global pandemic as company-provided health insurance is running out for 4,300 shipbuilders who've left their jobs. Striking workers from Machinists Union Local S6 will be responsible for their own...

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a roundtable with President Donald Trump about America's seniors, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House wins ruling on health care price disclosure

Jun. 24, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration won a court ruling Tuesday upholding its plan to require hospitals and insurers to disclose the actual prices for common tests and procedures in a bid to promote competition and push down costs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar called the decision in...

In this undated photo supplied courtesy of the Mini family, the late South African doctor and activist Dr. Clarence Mini is photographed in his doctors' uniform. Clarence Mini, a South African activist and doctor who died of COVID-19 spent his life fighting apartheid, the government's denial of HIV/AIDS and rampant corruption. Loved ones say Mini knew the odds were against him but he was committed to what he believed was right. He died in May, 2020 at age 69. (Photo courtesy of the Mini family via AP)

Lives Lost: South African activist targeted apartheid, HIV

Jun. 19, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Clarence Mini's life was marked by battles against formidable foes. The South African doctor fought apartheid — receiving his medical training in exile — the government's denial of HIV/AIDS and rampant corruption. Loved ones say Mini, who recently died of COVID-19 at age...

The entrance to the H Mart Groceries & More store posts several signs letting customers know that face masks are required to enter the store, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. The number of new coronavirus cases in Arizona has increased significantly over the past several weeks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

US virus outbreaks stir clash over masks, personal freedom

Jun. 17, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When the coronavirus flared in China's capital this week, Beijing canceled flights, suspended reopenings and described the situation as “extremely grave.” But with cases rising in some U.S. states, local officials have balked at even requiring people to wear masks. In the...

President Donald Trump arrives to speaks at an event on police reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US expects insurers to cover COVID vaccine without copays

Jun. 16, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Tuesday they expect health insurance companies will cover vaccines for COVID-19 without charging copays, once those vaccines are developed and become available. At a briefing for reporters, a senior Trump administration official said the government has been talking...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, The Official U.S. Government Medicare Handbook for 2020 over pages of a Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General report, are shown in Washington. The Trump administration says most people with Medicare will have access to prescription plans next year that limit copays for insulin to a maximum of $35 a month. Tuesday's announcement comes as President Donald Trump returns to the issue of drug prices to woo older people whose votes will be critical to his reelection prospects. (AP Photos/Wayne Partlow, File)

Most Medicare enrollees could get insulin for $35 a month

May. 26, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Medicare recipients could pay less for insulin next year under a deal President Donald Trump announced Tuesday in a pivot to pocketbook issues important in November's election. “I hope the seniors are going to remember it,” Trump said at a Rose Garden ceremony, joined...