July 1, 2016

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House Republicans offer proposals for health care changes

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign. The plan, revealed Wednesday, relies on individual tax credits to allow people to buy coverage from private insurers, and Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, June 15

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Investigators cast wide net in club shooting probe Authorities are trying to figure out what led to Omar Mateen’s murderous rampage in an Orlando gay dance club where patrons say they knew him as a regular who Read More…

Kaiser analysis: Health insurance premiums expected to rise next year

WASHINGTON — Premiums for popular low-cost medical plans under the federal health care law are expected to go up an average of 11 percent next year, said a study that reinforced reports of sharp increases around the country in election season. For consumers, the impact will depend on whether they get government subsidies for their Read More…

AP-GfK Poll: Support shaky for Sanders’ idea for ‘Medicare for all’

WASHINGTON — At first blush, many Americans like the idea of “Medicare for all,” the government-run health system that’s a rallying cry for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. But mention some of the trade-offs — from higher taxes to giving up employer coverage — and support starts to shrivel. That’s the key insight from an Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Jan. 7

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. How Seoul is answering Kim’s nuclear move South Korea says it will retaliate for a North Korean nuclear test by resuming cross-border propaganda broadcasts that Pyongyang considers an act of war. 2. Investor jitters ripple across Asia Read More…

Despite Obamacare, progress on reducing uninsured remains unchanged in past year

WASHINGTON — Going into President Barack Obama’s last year in office, progress has stalled on reducing the number of uninsured Americans under his signature health care law, according to a major survey out Thursday. The share of U.S. adults without health insurance was 11.9 percent in the last three months of 2015, essentially unchanged from Read More…

In final year of presidency, Obama plans to ‘stay on offense’

WASHINGTON — In June, during one of the best stretches of his presidency, Barack Obama strode through a West Wing hallway exclaiming: “Offense! Stay on offense!” It was a rallying cry for a White House that suddenly seemed to find its footing in the final quarter of Obama’s tenure. An Asia-Pacific trade agreement was moving Read More…

Senate moves toward passing largely symbolic Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON — Republicans are pushing toward Senate approval of legislation demolishing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and halting Planned Parenthood’s federal money, setting up a veto fight the GOP knows it will lose but thinks will delight conservative voters. The White House promised a veto Wednesday, saying the bill would “take away critical Read More…

Medicaid info meeting scheduled for today

LORAIN — Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, including more than 19,000 in Lorain County, have health care insurance via the Affordable Care Act and expanded Medicaid. But thousands more uninsured or underinsured may still be eligible for insurance coverage under various options of the Affordable Care Act. It is that population that the Get Covered Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, June 26

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. French gas factory ambushed France opens a terrorism investigation after the attack in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier leaves one person decapitated and multiple people wounded. 2. Thousands expected for Obama’s tribute The first black president of the United States is Read More…