Health care policy

FILE- This Jan. 3, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. The government is financed through Friday, Jan. 19, and another temporary spending bill is needed to prevent a partial government shutdown after that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 16, 2018 - 6:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' battle over the budget (all times local): 6:25 p.m. House GOP leaders are looking to delay implementation of unpopular taxes on medical devices and generous employer-subsidized health care taxes as sweeteners for a stopgap spending bill that's needed to...
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Vice President Mike Pence, right, administers the Senate oath of office during a mock swearing in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber to Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., second from left, with his wife Louise Jones, second from right, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. They are joined at far left by their son Christopher Jones, and son Carson Jones, center. Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a special election to take the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 03, 2018 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican majority in the Senate narrowed to 51-49 on Wednesday as two new Democratic senators were sworn into office, complicating GOP efforts to advance the party's legislative agenda before the 2018 midterm elections. The current vice president, Mike Pence, administered...
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The Capitol is seen in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, as White House officials plan to meet with the Republican and Democratic leaders of both chambers to discuss the budget. Two new senators are being sworn in today, Minnesota Lt. Gov.Tina Smith, a Democrat, will take over from Al Franken who resigned, and Senator-elect Doug Jones, a Democrat of Alabama, succeeds Luther Strange. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 03, 2018 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be some familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers Wednesday as Congress begins its 2018 session staring at the year's first potential calamity — an election-year government shutdown unless there's a bipartisan spending pact by Jan. 19. Looking to prevent a closure...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, the U.S. Capitol in Washington, at sunrise. There’ll be two new faces in the Senate and plenty of familiar but stubborn problems facing Congress in 2018, starting with a Jan. 19 deadline to reach a bipartisan budget pact and avert a partial government shutdown (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 02, 2018 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be two fresh Senate faces and some familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers Wednesday as Congress begins its 2018 session staring at the year's first potential calamity — an election-year government shutdown unless there's a bipartisan spending pact by Jan. 19...
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President Donald Trump together with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump returns to the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, from a holiday break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 02, 2018 - 8:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has returned from an end-of-year holiday to face fresh legislative challenges, midterm elections and threats abroad. The president opened the second year of his presidency with confrontational tweets targeting Iran and Pakistan. He tweeted Tuesday: "The...
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December 28, 2017 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 8.7 million people signed up for coverage next year under the Obama-era health care law, the government reported Thursday, as the program that President Donald Trump has repeatedly pronounced "a disaster" exceeded expectations. The final tally for the 39 HealthCare.gov...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, shakes hands after presenting a pen to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., second from left, watches after signing the final version of the GOP tax bill during an enrollment ceremony at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 22, 2017 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a temporary spending bill into law on Friday to avert a government shutdown after the Republican-led Congress did the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punted disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year. The measure...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right, acknowledges President Donald Trump, as he speaks during a passage of the tax bill event on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 21, 2017 - 3:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — You wouldn't know it from President Donald Trump's rhetoric, but the tax overhaul coming into effect is heavily tilted to the rich. It also leaves "Obamacare" in place, despite his assertion that the tax plan repeals the health care law. Nothing about the plan provides the fuel to...
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President Donald Trump joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other members of Congress, speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 20, 2017 - 11:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and sweeping tax cut legislation (all times local): 7 p.m. House Republican leaders are struggling to unite the GOP rank and file behind a temporary funding measure that's needed to prevent the government from shutting down at midnight Friday. Republicans...
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December 20, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress dealt a pair of blows to the Obama health care law Wednesday, including a retreat by two senators who were fighting for a provision this year that would help contain premium costs. GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Tennessee's Lamar Alexander ran into opposition from...
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