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GOP touts lower premiums, but other insurance costs to rise

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:35:58 GMT2017-06-28T21:35:58Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are touting lower premiums under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills....



The Latest: McConnell looking to salvage health care plan

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:09:31 GMT2017-06-29T06:09:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):...



Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:09:28 GMT2017-06-28T22:09:28Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explored options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill Wednesday but confronted an expanding chorus of GOP detractors, deepening the uncertainty over whether the party can resuscitate its bedrock promise to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul....



Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without therapy

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:09:07 GMT2017-06-28T17:09:07Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Stacey English has modest desires for her 7-year-old daughter Addison: Be able to eat without gagging and move both her arms....



Selling the GOP health care bill: Does Trump help or hurt?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:36:50 GMT2017-06-28T20:36:50Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a platform most politicians can only hope for: A captivated, 6,000-person crowd and more than an hour of live, prime-time television coverage to hype the Republican vision for a new health care system....



FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:17:57 GMT2017-06-27T22:17:57Z

The Food and Drug Administration said it's taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging....



Kenya 1st in Africa to use generic of current AIDS drug

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:25:07 GMT2017-06-28T14:25:07Z

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya is the first country in Africa to introduce a generic version of the current drug of choice for people living with HIV, officials said Wednesday....



France to allow assisted reproduction for lesbian couples

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:41:28 GMT2017-06-28T14:41:28Z

PARIS (AP) -- The French government says it will follow the advice of an ethics panel in favor of allowing single women and lesbian couples to have children through assisted reproduction....



Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in big study

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:59:33 GMT2017-06-27T17:59:33Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Merck & Co. said Tuesday that a new type of cholesterol drug reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a huge, late-stage study....



Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:05:04 GMT2017-06-27T15:05:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal "Obamacare" also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock....