Government-funded health insurance

Allyson Schwartz, president of Better Medicare Alliance, speaks during an Interview with the Associated Press in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The group, gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries, is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offered through the federal health insurance program.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 21, 2018 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offered through the federal health insurance program. The Better Medicare Alliance claims a far-flung...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., gives a farewell speech in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Ryan is bemoaning America's "broken politics" in which he calls Washington's failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs "our greatest unfinished business." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 19, 2018 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan decried the outrage and bitterness that he said now color American politics in a farewell speech that also acknowledged his inability to achieve two top goals: controlling surging federal debt and reining in Medicare and other mammoth benefit...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. During the Texas Senate race, some Democrats grumbled that O'Rourke wasn't softening his liberal positions enough to finish a near-upset of Ted Cruz. Now, as the one-time punk rocker mulls a 2020 White House run, some activists are suggesting he's not liberal enough. O’Rourke says he rejects party labels, but he may not be able to avoid being confined to an ideological lane forever. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
December 19, 2018 - 12:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — During this year's Texas Senate race, some home-state Democrats grumbled that Beto O'Rourke wasn't softening his liberal positions enough to finish a near-upset of Ted Cruz. Now, as the outgoing congressman mulls a 2020 White House run, a small but vocal segment of activists is...
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FILE - This Oct. 23, 2018 file photo shows HealthCare.gov website on a computer screen in New York. A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and Medicaid for more low-income people. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
December 15, 2018 - 11:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions...
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December 11, 2018 - 11:26 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corp. has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated rules of Massachusetts' Medicaid program. Federal and Massachusetts authorities allege Minneapolis-based Target violated federal and state False Claims Acts by automatically refilling Medicaid...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, protesters gather outside the White House in Washington to protest President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the Unites States from the Paris climate change accord. Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign aimed at stoking Democratic support for an ambitious environmental plan known as the Green New Deal ahead of the 2020 presidential race. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 10, 2018 - 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights. Hundreds of young demonstrators turned out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats...
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In this Oct. 4, 2018 photo, the U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 10, 2018 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices. The court's order reflected a split among its conservative justices...
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, left, with the help of the Mary and Don Miller family from Plainfield, Wis., flipped the switch to light the state Christmas Tree in the Capitol Rotunda, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. The Senate and Assembly are set to send dozens of changes in state law to Walker's desk Tuesday. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
December 04, 2018 - 11:14 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, a sign of tumult as Republicans in the Legislature met to push through measures to gut the powers of his Democratic successor. The Legislature met deep into the night...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2015 file photo, a reluctant student is pulled into the first day of kindergarten at an elementary School in Clio, Mich. A study shows the youngest children in a classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It’s an intriguing finding for parents considering what’s called “kindergarten redshirting,” or delaying school entry. Researchers say doctors should be aware of how classroom comparisons shape diagnosis. The paper was published Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, by the New England Journal of Medicine. (Christian Randolph/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
November 28, 2018 - 4:12 pm
The youngest children in kindergarten are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in early grades, a study shows, an intriguing finding for parents on the fence about when to start their child in school. The study found younger students, especially boys, are also...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife Jane take a walk in State College, Pa. Sanders Institute, a think tank co-founded by Jane Sanders, will hold it's first big meeting where academics, artists and policy makers from across the world will gather in Burlington, Vt. Sen. Sanders will give the keynote address on Thursday evening, Nov. 29, 2018, and panel discussions will be held on Friday and Saturday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 27, 2018 - 2:35 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A think tank founded by the wife and son of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is going to be hosting its first big meeting where academics, artists and policy makers from across the world will gather on the shores of Lake Champlain to look for solutions to what they consider to be...
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