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In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, photo a sign in support of Oregon's Measure 101 is displayed by a homeowner along a roadside in Lake Oswego, Ore. Experts say the special election Tuesday in Oregon is the only instance where voters -- instead of lawmakers -- will decide how to fund the Medicaid expansion among the 32 states and Washington that added enrollees under the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
Oregonians to vote on Medicaid taxes as costs soarOregonians will vote Tuesday on whether to allow Medicaid taxes on hospitals and health insurers to stem health care costs since the state's expansion of the popular program in 2014
The Associated Press8 minutes ago
In this Dec. 27, 2017, photo, a sign welcomes people to sign up and join the Affordable Care Act with the help of health care navigators at Community Council in Dallas. Since President Donald Trump took office a year ago, the number of Latino immigrants accessing public health services and enrolling in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially, according to health advocates across the country. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Deportation fears have legal immigrants avoiding health careAdvocates for Latino immigrants say legal residents and U.S. citizens are avoiding care and treatment, fearing their information could be used to identify and deport relatives living in the country illegally.
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Ana Martinez, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. This year’s U.S. flu season got off to an early start, and it’s been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other common flu bugs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expectedNasty US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a woman points to two scares on her leg where two worms emerged, in Terekeka, South Sudan. A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin. (AP Photo/Mariah Quesada, File)
World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm diseaseWorld moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease; 30 cases last year in Ethiopia, Chad
The Associated Press2 days ago
NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during the NCAA Convention, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Indianapolis.  Emmert says the governing must act on a set of recommendations to clean up college basketball before the start of next season. He expects to receive the report from an independent commission by April 25. The Board of Governors will then be expected to vote on formal proposals at their August meeting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Power Five conferences approve medical benefits extensionThe five biggest conferences in the NCAA have approved a measure requiring their schools to extend medical coverage for two years after student-athletes leave campus
The Associated Press2 days ago
President Donald Trump speaks via a live feed from the Rose Garden at the White House to anti-abortion activists as they rally on the National Mall in Washington, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, during the annual March for Life. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators gather in Washington for an annual march to protest the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision that declared a constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way'On day of anti-abortion march, HHS acts on conscience rights and Planned Parenthood funding
The Associated Press2 days ago
Letter sent to police barracks sickens 2 troopers, stafferLetter containing what investigators call 'biohazard' sent to Pennsylvania police barracks, sickens 3 employees
The Associated Press2 days ago
President Donald Trump addresses the March of Life participants from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: Trump says he's committed to protecting lifePresident Donald Trump says he's committed to building "a society where life is celebrated, protected and cherished."
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, answers a question from a Senate committee examining the federal response to the opioid addiction crisis, at the Capitol in Washington. The FDA says it wants to continue to help people quit smoking by supporting a variety of approaches. “We still have to provide an opportunity for adults who want to get access to satisfying levels of nicotine,” says Gottlieb. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big TobaccoUS health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers
The Associated Press3 days ago
Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season altering MassWidespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, a visitor walks past an illuminated photo showing Chinese President Xi Jinping surrounded by children at an exhibition highlighting five years of progress under Xi's leadership in Beijing. The birthrate in China fell in 2017 despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child familiesThe birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this Jan. 14, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Reinforcing its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration creates a federal office to protect medical providers who refuse to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures because of their moral or religious beliefs.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctorsOn eve of annual anti-abortion march, Trump administration announces new HHS office to protect conscience rights of doctors
The Associated Press3 days ago
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