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What's in big Biden bill? Health, climate goals become law

Aug. 16, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived at the White House promising to “build back” America, and legislation he signed Tuesday delivers a slimmer, though not insignificant, version of that once sweeping idea. Approved by the divided Congress, the bill brings the biggest...

Inflation Reduction Act may have little impact on inflation

Aug. 16, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With inflation raging near its highest level in four decades, President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law his landmark Inflation Reduction Act. Its title raises a tantalizing question: Will the measure actually tame the price spikes that have inflicted hardships on American...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 15, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. August 14, 2022. Editorial: Spin doesn’t change that Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst refused to help with insulin costs When the chance came to put potentially decisive votes behind their words Aug. 7, the Iowa Republicans blinked. ...

Working daily is 'medicine' for octogenarian jeweler

Aug. 14, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

PRICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — For 81-year-old Kenneth Stuart, going to work every day is the “medicine” that keeps him alive and active. Manager of The Jeweler and More shop in Priceville for the past seven years, Stuart said it is important for him and other seniors to stay busy...

Ukrainian minister says Russia blocking access to medicines

Aug. 13, 2022 04:27 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s health minister has accused Russian authorities of committing a crime against humanity by blocking access to affordable medicines in areas its forces have occupied since invading the country 5 1/2 months ago. In an interview with The Associated...

In Biden's big bill: Climate, health care, deficit reduction

Aug. 12, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The biggest investment ever in the U.S. to fight climate change. A hard-fought cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients. A new corporate minimum tax to ensure big businesses pay their share. And billions left over to pay down federal...

State-licensed medical marijuana store opens next week

Aug. 10, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Patients enrolled in South Dakota's medical marijuana program will have their first opportunity to buy cannabis from a state-licensed facility next week. It has been a year and a-half since state voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana. The...

What Medicare Part A’s belly-up date means for you

Aug. 10, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

At its current pace, Medicare’s Hospital Insurance trust fund will run out of money in 2028, according to the June 2022 Medicare trustees report. That’s a two-year extension on the previous estimate, but experts say it’s still not good news, and the government needs to stop twiddling its...

Fewer than 1 in 3 insured hepatitis C patients getting cure

Aug. 09, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer than 1 in 3 people infected with hepatitis C are getting the expensive treatments that can cure them, according to a U.S. government study released Tuesday. The report is distressing because it focused on those with health insurance — the group most likely...

Missouri voters set to weigh in on recreational marijuana

Aug. 09, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri gathered enough signatures to make it on the November ballot, Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced Tuesday. If voters approve the constitutional amendment on marijuana, those age 21 and...