Insurance industry regulation

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington. Object to abortion? You may be able to get an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty for people don’t have health insurance. Expanded exemptions are part of a package of changes issued April 9, 2018, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
April 09, 2018 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Object to abortion? You may be able to get an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty for people who don't get health insurance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced final rules Monday for the ACA's health insurance marketplaces, and expanded...
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CORRECTS THE NUMBER OF STATES TO 15, NOT 16 - FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra responds to a question during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra led attorneys general from 14 other states and the District of Columbia to file a motion to intervene in a Texas lawsuit to invalidate former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 09, 2018 - 6:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sixteen Democratic attorneys general pushed back Monday against a Texas lawsuit aimed at striking down former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led 14 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a motion to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Chinese and corporate flags fly in front of the offices of the Anbang Insurance Group in Beijing. The troubled Chinese insurer that owns New York City's Waldorf Hotel is receiving a $9.6 billion bailout from a government-run fund to shore up its finances. Anbang Insurance Group said Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the money from the China Insurance Security Fund would help it to "maintain stable operations." (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
April 04, 2018 - 12:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — The troubled Chinese insurer that owns New York City's Waldorf Hotel said Wednesday it is receiving a $9.6 billion bailout from a government-run fund. Regulators seized control of Anbang Insurance Group in February after a global asset-buying spree raised questions about its...
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April 03, 2018 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers getting financial assistance under former President Barack Obama's health care law will pay lower premiums this year, even though the "list price" for their health insurance shot up. That odd result is reflected in a report issued Tuesday by the Trump administration...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2018, file photo, Yi Gang, vice governor governor of the People's Bank of China, speaks during a press conference held on the sidelines of the annual meeting of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. Yi outlined sweeping plans Sunday, March 25, 2018 to rein in rising debt and financial risk, but expressed confidence that Beijing can prevent potential dangers. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
March 25, 2018 - 5:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's new central bank governor outlined sweeping plans Sunday to rein in rising debt and financial risk, but expressed confidence that Beijing can prevent potential dangers. High debt levels for Chinese state-owned companies, local governments and households are "still a challenge...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speak to reporters about the massive government spending bill moving through Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2018. The bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation's opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 23, 2018 - 12:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late obstacles skirted close to another shutdown as conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time when Republicans control the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks during an appearance at Brown University in Providence, R.I. Sotomayor was only following the lead of her chief during Tuesday’s arguments over crisis pregnancy centers when she said she visited the website of one of the centers involved in the Supreme Court case. When Chief Justice John Roberts did something similar seven years ago, no one uttered a peep. But after Sotomayor’s comment, Justice Anthony Kennedy piped up. “Well, in this case I didn't go beyond the record to look on the Internet because I don't think we should do that,” Kennedy said. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
March 22, 2018 - 12:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Sonia Sotomayor was only following the lead of her chief during Tuesday's arguments over crisis pregnancy centers when she said she visited the website of one of the centers involved in the Supreme Court case. When Chief Justice John Roberts did something similar seven...
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The Capitol is seen before dawn Wednesday after a night of negotiating on the government spending bill, in Washington, March 21, 2018. Talks over a $1.3 trillion omnibus bill are almost complete as the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats ironed out deals on a first round of funding for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 21, 2018 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations in Congress over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Congressional bargainers have announced a bipartisan $1.3 trillion budget deal financing government agencies for the rest of this federal fiscal year. Lawmakers now...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Ryan says he's hoping bargainers can resolve the final disputes in a government-wide spending bill in time for Congress to begin voting Thursday on the measure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 20, 2018 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill dragged Tuesday as congressional negotiators found themselves tangled in side issues ahead of a Friday deadline. If lawmakers can agree on the bill, President Donald Trump will reap a huge budget increase for the military while...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, talk before the start of a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The polarizing politics of abortion have burst into the congressional budget debate, overwhelming bipartisan efforts to help millions of consumers who buy their own health insurance policies get relief from soaring premiums. Lawmakers of both parties have been negotiating over a health insurance stabilization bill for months, and some experts estimate such legislation could reduce premiums by 20 percent to 40 percent, after two years of relentless increases. One of the leading Democratic negotiators, Murray, on March 19, 2018, called the Republican offer “partisan,” adding that it came as a surprise.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 19, 2018 - 8:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The polarizing politics of abortion have burst into the congressional budget debate, overwhelming bipartisan efforts to help millions of consumers who buy their own health insurance policies get relief from soaring premiums. On Monday, Senate and House Republicans released their...
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