Insurance industry regulation

January 25, 2018 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deal that ended the government shutdown also further cut taxes, adding billions more to the national deficit. The tax cuts were a little noticed element of the much discussed deal, which provided funding to keep government agencies operating for about three weeks and renewed a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Idaho State Insurance Director Dean Cameron speaks to reporters about a health insurance executive order at the State Capitol in Boise, Idaho. Idaho officials are revealing details of a plan that will allow health insurance companies to ditch some federal coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act, yet even Idaho's top insurance regulators aren't sure it's legal. Cameron says the move is necessary to make cheaper plans available to more people, but some experts say the state is likely to lose in court. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)
January 24, 2018 - 3:28 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Concerned about soaring health care costs, Idaho on Wednesday revealed a plan that will allow insurance companies to sell cheap policies that ditch key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. It's believed to be the first state to take formal steps without prior federal approval...
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January 24, 2018 - 9:40 am
BOSTON (AP) — General Electric is being investigated by federal regulators for a $15 billion hit it took to cover miscalculations made by an insurance unit. The company revealed last week that it would take a $6.2 billion charge in its fourth quarter after a subsidiary, North American Life &...
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January 08, 2018 - 8:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' official budget analysts have eased one stumbling block to lawmakers' fight over renewing a program that provides health insurance for nearly 9 million low-income children. The Congressional Budget Office says a Senate bill adding five years of financing to the program...
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California State Sen. Scott Weiner, right, celebrates the opening of The Apothecarium for recreational marijuana sales in San Francisco on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Joining him are The Apothecarium co-founder and CEO Ryan Hudson, center, and San Francisco Supervisor Jeff Sheehy. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
January 06, 2018 - 7:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This week's announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana initially sent some in the industry into a tailspin, just days after California's $7 billion recreational weed market opened for business. But...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration Thursday proposed regulations to facilitate interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 04, 2018 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration moved Thursday to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. The proposed regulation from the Labor Department would provide more health insurance options...
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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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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump congratulates Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., while House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., looks on during a ceremony at the White House after the final passage of tax overhaul legislation. President Trump plans to open the new year by meeting with Republican congressional leaders at the rustic Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland to map out the 2018 legislative agenda. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 27, 2017 - 8:00 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eager for more legislative achievements before Washington's focus shifts to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump plans to start the new year by meeting with Republican congressional leaders to plot the 2018 legislative agenda, the White House said. After...
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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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December 22, 2017 - 4:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — States are scrambling to decide how to spend the dwindling federal dollars used for a popular program that provides health insurance for nearly 9 million low-income children. Members of Congress left Washington for the holiday break without providing long-term funds for the...
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