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Clinton, Sanders spar over taxes, health care

...government would stop paying for seniors' health care.Under Sanders' proposal, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program would be absorbed by the new "single-payer" system and be run by the states under federal rules. Private insurance...
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Shortchanged Sandy victims seeing some cash 3 years later

...people who complained a federal insurance program shortchanged them after Superstorm...policyholders in the National Flood Insurance Program should have gotten more money...Markoski said.The National Flood Insurance Program was created to protect homeowners...
Nation and World
Speaker Boehner's last deal: 2-year budget

...spending cuts that would pay for domestic spending increases included reforms to the Agriculture Department's crop insurance program, curbing Medicare payments for outpatient services provided by hospitals and extending a 2 percentage point cut...
Nation and World
Fresh starts as GOP taps new speaker, OKs budget deal

...tag and a secretive, back-room process, and farm-state Republicans raised alarms about cuts to federal crop insurance programs.The accord also became a punching bag for GOP presidential candidates, including Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio...
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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

...gradually destroys the liver, afflicting about 3 million Americans.Spending on Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for low-income people, also has jumped. The 2013 increase was 6.1 percent. But the program is projected to...
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SEARHC offers marketplace information sessions

...on explaining the benefits of additional health insurance through the marketplace or the Tribally Sponsored Health Insurance Program.For more information, Thomas can be reached at 966-8883.
US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

...would be less costly to the government than dealing with outbreaks as individual disasters, he said.A proposed insurance program was cut from the 2014 farm bill as Congress sought to reduce spending, Vilsack said.Of the 211 U.S. commercial...
Regional News
In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

...of an employee's salary when he or she is unable to work because of illness or injury. The temporary caregiver insurance program was folded into that existing program to compensate workers who leave their jobs temporarily to care for a relative...
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Four southcentral legislators form 'freedom caucus'

...will examine issues through "conservative eyes," she said. Walker, for example, wants to expand the Medicaid insurance program to 40,000 low-income Alaskans."We have to ask, is that sustainable, and can we really afford to put more...
My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...out if you qualify for Medicaid or if your children qualify for the Denali KidCare - Alaska's Children's Health Insurance Program - or for Marketplace coverage and programs including tax subsidies that help pay your premiums and lower out-of-pocket...


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