Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation
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Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and GOP leaders insisted Tuesday the Senate will vote soon on legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” But even as senators headed toward the make-or-break vote before the Fourth of July, deep uncertainty remained about whether the emerging legislation would command enough support to pass. Meeting with Republican congressional … Continue reading

Employers fight rule that could broaden transgender rights
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Employers fight rule that could broaden transgender rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Big companies are pushing back against proposed federal rules they say would require their medical plans to cover gender transition and other services under the nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack Obama’s health care law. Civil rights advocates representing transgender people say the regulation, now being finalized by the Health and Human Services … Continue reading

Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans
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Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a well-known auto insurance commercial, a garrulous gecko promises you can save 15 percent if you switch insurers. It turns out something roughly similar is happening with the Obama administration’shealth insurance overhaul: A study out Wednesday finds that this year’s most popular health law plans are raising premiums an average of … Continue reading