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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. arrives for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Budget office to gauge health bill effect on coverage, costCongressional Republicans are about to learn more about whether their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law has been worth the political pain they've been experiencing
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Eric Ueland, Republican staff director, Senate Budget Committee holds a copy of President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 federal budget, before distributing them to congressional staffers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety netAs a candidate Donald Trump promised to improve health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular safety net insurance programs
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 photo, Carol Berg talks about the challenges she and her neighbors in White Sulphur Springs, Mont., face with affording health care. Berg works as a hairdresser and upholsterer. She and her husband recently qualified for Montana's Medicaid expansion program. Health care is weighed heavy on her mind when she recently cast her ballot for the special election to fill the state's sole U.S. House seat. As a protest, she said, she voted for the Libertarian candidate. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seatAnti-government rhetoric has clashed with the need for health care in Meagher County, Montana, a place that's not much different than other rural enclaves in the US that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Delegates peek through the windows of the closed doors at the World Health Organization's (WHO) 70th World Health Assembly during the election process of the new Director General of the WHO at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Ethiopia's Tedros to be next leader of UN health agencyEthiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former health minister, will become the next director-general of the World Health Organization
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A woman holds a portrait of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia, candidate to the position of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), as a group of supporters cheer in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday May 23, 2017.  (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
The Latest: Ethiopia's PM hails Tedros election as WHO chiefThe new head of the World Health Organization says his "central priority" will be working to achieve universal health coverage, while pledging to reform the U.N. agency
The Associated Press15 hours ago
California botulism outbreak is rare case of deadly diseaseA deadly botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station is a rare case of the disease that can cause paralysis and death
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price are seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration and House Republicans are asking a federal appeals court for a 90-day extension in a case that's casting a shadow of uncertainty over health insurance for millions of consumers.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decisionUncertainty over the future of health care for millions next year is growing deeper
The Associated Press1 day ago
Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreakCalifornia authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE--In this April 26, 2017, fie photo, Caroline Elam holds up a mock prescription order calling for passage of SB562, a single-payer health care bill, during a march to the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. State experts say a California bill that would provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
$400 billion price tag for California single-payer billState experts say a California bill that would provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, Paul "Rip" Connell, CEO of Private Clinic North, a methadone clinic, shows a 35 mg liquid dose of methadone at the clinic in Rossville, Ga. May 9 remarks by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price about medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction have reignited a debate in the world of addiction and recovery. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles, File)
Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapseRemarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after the House pushed through a health care bill. On May 9, 2017, Price said, “If we just simply substitute buprenorphine or methadone or some other opioid-type medication for the opioid addiction, then we haven't moved the dial much.” But in an opinion piece published May 17 in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, he twice mentioned his agency’s support for medication-assisted treatment. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
The Latest: US 'disappointed' Taiwan not at WHO assemblyPresident Donald Trump's top health official says the United States is "disappointed" that Taiwan wasn't invited to the World Health Organization's most important annual meeting
The Associated Press1 day ago
Diagnostic equipment thieves hit 3 more hospitals in GreeceUnidentified thieves are stealing vital medical diagnostic equipment from Greece's austerity-battered hospitals
The Associated Press1 day ago
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