Health Issues

Portugal's Socialists eye re-election on economic record

Jul 10, 2019

Portugal's Socialist prime minister is vowing to address the challenges of a low national birth rate, the increasing cost of health care and climate change as he bids for a second straight term in the country's Oct. 6 general election

Show of hands on immigrant health care belies a thorny issue

Jul 3, 2019

Democrats' show of hands on health care for unauthorized immigrants would reverse longstanding policies

White House expands health accounts aimed at small firms

Jun 13, 2019

Trump administration ads new options to health care accounts aimed at small to mid-size firms

AP analysis: Broad legalization takes toll on medical pot

Jun 11, 2019

AP analysis: Medical marijuana programs take a hit when states legalize cannabis for all adults over age 21.

Promise of marijuana leads scientists on search for evidence

Jun 11, 2019

Can marijuana treat health problems? Research is underway to find out

Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds

Jun 10, 2019

A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths

Lawsuit: Drugmaker improperly used charity to pay kickbacks

Jun 6, 2019

Federal prosecutors say a pharmaceutical firm improperly used a charity to pay kickbacks that subsidized Medicare patients' copayment obligations, allowing the firm to keep raising prices for the drug

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

May 25, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: President Donald Trump's selective accounting on the Russia probe and an odd slam on Biden

'Medicare for All's' rich benefits 'leapfrog' other nations

May 21, 2019

Generous benefits. No copays. 'Medicare for All's' rich benefits would exceed what other countries provide

Dems push bill on health care, drug prices through House

May 17, 2019

Democrats have pushed legislation buttressing the 2010 health care law and curbing prescription drug prices through the House


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