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Helping states develop innovative alternatives to Obamacare

No matter what you think about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — whether you supported President Obama’s signature health care law or opposed it — the facts show that individual health insurance markets across the country have been struggling.

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Senators consider former lobbyist as EPA's permanent chief

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Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler's past lobbying work for coal companies and other industries regulated by the agency is expected to draw scrutiny Wednesday when a Senate committee considers his nomination to the position.

Officials: Contagious kids with measles at Portland airport

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County health officials in southwest Washington state are warning people who may have crossed paths recently with unvaccinated children contagious with measles at the Portland International Airport in Oregon.

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018 file photo, family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses protest outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma told people gathered at the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition." That's according to court documents filed Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in a case brought by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey that accuses the company and its executives of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'

- Associated Press

A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition," according to court documents filed Tuesday.

No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

- Associated Press

Millions of American women are receiving birth control at no cost to them through workplace health plans, the result of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, which expanded access to contraception.

Kentucky residents again seek to block new Medicaid rules

- Associated Press

Sixteen Kentucky residents have again asked a federal judge to block new eligibility requirements for Medicaid, but the partial federal government shutdown could delay a decision until after the new rules take effect.