Insurance industry regulation

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks with Vice President Mike Pence as he departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump urged House Republicans Thursday to approve a near $1.5 trillion tax overhaul as the party prepared to drive the measure through the House. Across the Capitol, Democrats pointed to new numbers showing the Senate version of the plan would boost taxes on lower and middle-income Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 18, 2017 - 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win with...
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In this Nov. 13, 2017, photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, arrives as the tax-writing panel begins work on overhauling the nation's tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Millions would forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling with their own wellbeing and boosting premiums for others. Just as important, the drive by GOP senators to undo “Obamacare’s” coverage requirement fits in with Trump administration efforts to write regulations allowing for plans with limited benefits and lower premiums. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 16, 2017 - 3:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions are expected to skip coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance. Many are gambling that they won't get sick but their actions will boost premiums for others. The drive by Senate Republicans to undo the coverage requirement...
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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joins Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., left, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to talk about work on overhauling the nation's tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 14, 2017 - 11:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are intent on scrapping the Affordable Care Act's requirement that Americans get health insurance, targeting a repeal of the individual mandate to help finance deep tax cuts in their tax overhaul. Sen. Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Finance Committee, confirmed...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, homes are surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Spring, Texas. The House has passed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 14, 2017 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday backed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms. The bill's passage was secured when sponsors made a variety of changes to accommodate...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2006 file photo, then Deputy Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar meets reporters at the HHS Department in Washington. Newly disclosed financial records show that Azar, President Donald Trump’s nominee to become secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2017 - 10:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning to an industry he's rebuked, President Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive be his health and human services secretary, overseeing a $1 trillion department responsible for major health insurance programs, medical research, food...
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Volumes of tax regulations are stacked on the dais as the House Ways and Means Committee begins the markup process of the GOP's far-reaching tax overhaul, the first major revamp of the tax system in three decades, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 06, 2017 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax-cutting plan (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A key House panel has approved late changes to the Republicans' sweeping tax overhaul plan. They restored the tax exemption for employees receiving child care benefits from their companies, but also put new...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks through Statuary Hall to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Ryan introduced a far-reaching tax overhaul Thursday that will be a priority for the GOP. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 05, 2017 - 1:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans are discussing whether their tax plan should include a repeal of the Obama health law's requirement that people have insurance coverage. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that repealing that requirement — known as the individual...
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Uber drivers gather outside the Brazilian Congress to protest a bill aimed at regulating ride-sharing apps, that the Senate is expected to take up Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Brasilia, Brazil. The lower house of Congress has passed a bill that would require municipal governments to regulate ride-sharing apps like Uber. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
October 31, 2017 - 2:55 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Fighting yet another threat to its global business, Uber is warning that a bill before Brazil's Congress on Tuesday would make ride-sharing apps impossible in Latin America's largest nation, the company's second-largest market. The Senate was expected to vote as early as Tuesday on...
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October 27, 2017 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday proposed new health insurance regulations that could affect basic benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, but not for a couple of years. Loosening "Obamacare" benefit requirements was a major sticking point for congressional Republicans in...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco ruled Wednesday. Oct. 25, that the government does not have to immediately resume paying "Obamacare" health care subsidies that President Donald Trump cut off. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 25, 2017 - 9:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected a request from 18 states and the District of Columbia to force the Trump administration to resume paying "Obamacare" subsidies right away and scolded the coalition for claiming health care costs would rise without federal help. State attorneys...
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