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Medical Credit Cards Can Mean Aches and Pains for Patients

Medical Credit Cards Can Mean Aches and Pains for Patients

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 13
Consumer advocates warn medical credit cards can saddle patients with unexpected penalties and sky-high interest rates.

Health Care Fallout: Fate of 8M Low-Income Children in Limbo

Health Care Fallout: Fate of 8M Low-Income Children in Limbo

By Steve Kanowski and Jim Anderson | Dec 3
TC Bell knows what life is like without health insurance after growing up with a mother who cobbled together care from a public health clinic, emergency room visits and off-the-books visits to a doctor they knew.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Ad Hits Wrong Target on Health Care

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Ad Hits Wrong Target on Health Care

By Steve Peoples | Nov 4
President Donald Trump's re-election committee is lashing out at Democrats in a new TV ad that incorrectly blames his critics in the opposing party for blocking fixes to the nation's health care system.

Health Law Sign-Ups Start, and Some See A 'Hostile Takeover'

Health Law Sign-Ups Start, and Some See A 'Hostile Takeover'

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 31
Many people already faced fewer choices and higher premiums. But President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a subsidy to insurers that lowers consumer costs compounded the turmoil, pushing premiums even higher.

Study: Premiums for Popular ACA Plan Up by 34 Percent

Study: Premiums for Popular ACA Plan Up by 34 Percent

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 28
Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study that confirms dire predictions about the impact of political turmoil on consumers.

Long-Term Care Costs Are Surging

Long-Term Care Costs Are Surging

By Tom Murphy | Sep 28
Long-term care costs are surging again and the most expensive option - a private nursing home room - may soon top $100,000 per year.

Congress at Crossroads After Another GOP Health Care Failure

Congress at Crossroads After Another GOP Health Care Failure

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 27
Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans' stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. But what's next - more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation?

Studying 1 Million People to End Cookie-Cutter Health Care

Studying 1 Million People to End Cookie-Cutter Health Care

By Lauran Neergaard | Sep 27
In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact and affect health.

AP FACT CHECK: No Consensus on Government-Paid Health Care

By Calvin Woodward and Emily Swanson | Sep 14
Americans are not clamoring for single-payer health care, as Sen. Bernie Sanders suggests they are in proposing a plan that would have the government foot most medical bills.

Sanders, GOP Push Banner Health Care Bills

By Alan Fram | Sep 13
Rival health care reform bills have little in common, other than the likelihood that neither is going anywhere.

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