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Now what? Options for next year as health law drama fades

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:29:35 GMT2017-03-25T14:29:35Z

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year....

Some win and some lose with 'Obamacare' still around

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:14:41 GMT2017-03-25T08:14:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The rich and the almost rich didn't do so well....

How the House GOP health care bill compares to Obama-era law

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:56:57 GMT2017-03-24T15:56:57Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House health care bill repeals major parts of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or ACA, as Republicans push to scale back the federal government's role in health care....

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:16:56 GMT2017-03-25T15:16:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House....

Vegas doctor, 93, convicted in opioid pill mill conspiracy

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:58:03 GMT2017-03-24T20:58:03Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 93-year-old Las Vegas doctor faces up to 30 years in prison after he was convicted of illegally writing prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers that ended up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers....

SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:31:44 GMT2017-03-23T21:31:44Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?...

Judge: Case alleging Ohio 'segregates' disabled can proceed

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:15:27 GMT2017-03-24T19:15:27Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected requests by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and several state officials to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the state has effectively segregated people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in institutions by failing to provide accessible community- or home-based services....

Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:34:06 GMT2017-03-25T14:34:06Z

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections....

Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:58:46 GMT2017-03-23T07:58:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment....

Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:06:45 GMT2017-03-23T11:06:45Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers....