Medicare

February 14, 2018 - 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health care spending will keep growing faster than the overall economy in the foreseeable future, squeezing public insurance programs and employers who provide coverage, the government said Wednesday. Annual projections from number crunchers at the Department of Health and...
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February 13, 2018 - 6:20 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia, which has the nation's highest rate of babies born dependent on drugs, will now offer Medicaid coverage to treat those babies. The Department of Health and Human Resources says in a news release that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump’s budget even as the sickest patients save money. That may make it harder to sell the complex plan to Congress in an election year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 13, 2018 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Congress on the plan in an election year. In budget documents,...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, on President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 13, 2018 - 4:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House budget director came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to sell President Donald Trump's budget, but the administration's allies in the Senate preferred to talk about last year's tax cut rather than the trillion-dollar deficits contained in the new spending plan. The...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, during a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 13, 2018 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One clear principle runs through President Donald Trump's emerging economic policy: Debt is good. When defending a tax plan or laying out his budget, the man who once called himself "the king of debt" is trying to persuade Americans there's no price to pay for running trillion...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers about trade policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 13, 2018 - 1:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more. That's according to some conservatives who are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for years to come while staining a cherished pillar of the modern-day...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2012 file photo, then 12-year-old Ahed Tamimi tries to punch an Israeli soldier during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Tamimi is to go on trial Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, before an Israeli military court, for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers in December. Palestinians say her actions embody their David vs. Goliath struggle against a brutal military occupation, while Israel portrays them as a staged provocation meant to embarrass its military. Tamimi is one of an estimated 350 Palestinian minors in Israeli jails. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
February 13, 2018 - 6:28 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CONSERVATIVES: GOP NO LONGER PARTY OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY They are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for years to come. 2...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, during a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 13, 2018 - 12:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One clear principle runs through President Donald Trump's emerging economic policy: Debt is good. When defending a tax plan or laying out his budget, the man who once called himself "the king of debt" is trying to persuade Americans there's no price to pay for running trillion-...
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James Knable, left, and Jeffrey Freeland, right, help to unpack copies of the President's FY19 Budget after it arrived at the House Budget Committee office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 13, 2018 - 12:14 am
President Donald Trump has sent Congress a proposal to spend $4.4 trillion in the 2019 budget year, which begins in October. Five things to know about his budget proposal: BUDGET DEAL IMPACT Many presidential budgets are labeled "dead on arrival" because Congress will end up rejecting the spending...
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The President's FY19 Budget is on display after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 12, 2018 - 7:13 pm
Highlights from President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal year 2019, released Monday. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025 and to have private businesses running the place instead. Under Trump's 2019 proposed budget, U.S...
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