health insurance

Donald Trump
Carolyn Kaster/AP
June 24, 2019 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down. The idea is to give patients practical information that they can use to save money. For example, if a...
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Health insurance costs
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Tony Romeo
June 06, 2019 - 12:03 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Pennsylvania House committee has advanced legislation that would require the state to create its own health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. Health care advocates celebrated the news that the Pennsylvania House Insurance Committee has approved a...
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President Trump acknowledges the crowd at the end of his rally in Panama City Beach, Fla., Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
Gerald Herbert/AP Photo
May 09, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin a push Thursday to fight health care sticker shock by limiting "surprise medical bills," the unexpected charges faced by insured patients when a member of a health care team that treated them is not in their...
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In this April 8, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a convention of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Las Vegas.
John Locher/AP Photo
April 10, 2019 - 10:57 am
By Elana Schor and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will unveil a new version of his "Medicare for All" plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential election by reopening the debate over his call to eliminate private health insurance...
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David Madden
March 15, 2019 - 12:50 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A federal grand jury has indicted seven people in a $50 million fraud scheme for medically unnecessary prescriptions through insurance programs for New Jersey state employees, school teachers, police and firefighters. The U.S. attorney for New Jersey contends that...
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In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., takes questions from reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File
January 22, 2019 - 1:47 pm
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. "Medicare for all" will get hearings. Pelosi and President Donald Trump...
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Nancy Buchholz holds her husband Jeff's picture, who died six weeks after being diagnosed with cancer this spring.
Stacy Bengs/AP Photo
December 17, 2018 - 1:54 pm
By Tom Murphy, AP Health Writer People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up. It's a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers buy some of their coverage only if and when they need it, similar to how TV viewers might rent a new...
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affordable care act
December 14, 2018 - 10:09 pm
By Ariane de Vogue and Tami Luhby (CNN) -- A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore cannot stand. Legal experts say the ruling won't immediately affect Americans' health coverage,...
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health insurance
Mike Dougherty
December 14, 2018 - 4:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The deadline to enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act is midnight Saturday. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is urging anyone who hasn't yet to register immediately. Governor Murphy acknowledges the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, but he says it...
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December 04, 2018 - 12:25 pm
By Katie Lobosco and Tami Luhby (CNN) — It will cost a little less to buy Obamacare coverage in 2019. The average premium for the benchmark silver plan will decline by 1.5 percent, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Thursday. It's the first time average premiums have fallen since...
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