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Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven (center), took aim at the assumed health care savings in Lamont’s budget during a June press conference. Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano has insisted for months that Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget is unbalanced and relies on hundreds of millions of dollars in questionable savings and risky assumptions. …

WASHINGTON — Across months of debates, stump speeches, TV appearances and position papers, the face of everything wrong with the U.S. health care industry for Democratic candidates has mostly come down to two groups: Private insurers and pharmaceutical companies. But in focusing on those two industries, candidates may be leaving supporters unprepared for the fight …

Please enable Javascript to watch this video MOLINE, Illinois – Enrollment for 2020 health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, known as ObamaCare, runs until December 15, 2019 in Iowa, Illinois, and across the nation. Mateo Tiry-Ortiz is Community Health Center’s Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator in charge of the group’s Affordable Care Act enrollment program. …

Mourners hold candles as they gather for a vigil at a memorial outside Cielo Vista Walmart in El Paso, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Luke E. Montavon/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Luke E. Montavon/Bloomberg/Getty Images Mourners hold candles as they gather for a vigil at a memorial outside Cielo Vista Walmart in …

CLOSE Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann speaks to a crowd of supporters after winning the race for lieutenant governor on Tues. Nov. 5, 2019. Alissa Zhu, The Clarion-Ledger Throughout the 2019 election season, three issues kept surfacing in debates, ads and speeches — expanding Medicaid, increasing the gas tax, and raising teacher pay. Now …

53 minutes ago Highmark’s Allegheny Health Network has tapped a longtime UPMC cancer surgeon to help guide its $300 million-plus investment into cancer care across Western Pennsylvania. Dr. David L. Bartlett, an internationally renowned cancer surgeon affiliated with UPMC since 2001, has accepted the position as chair of AHN Cancer Institute, AHN officials announced Wednesday …

0 Drug-resistant bacteria ‘growing problem’ in local health care facilities Antibiotic resistance, described as a “growing public health concern worldwide” by the FDA, is popping up in local health care facilities in Western Washington in the form of potentially dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria. KIRO 7 discovered four cases of a specific type of antibiotic resistant bacteria …

Democratic 2020 presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., appeared to misunderstand a question about access to child care at an NAACP forum in Iowa on Saturday, launching into an answer about health care instead — for more than two minutes. “Senator, the average cost of child care in Iowa is $8,200 a year,” Des Moines NAACP …

Between the collapse of George W. Bush’s presidency and the rise of Donald Trump, the Republican Party was a more ideological institution than the Democratic Party. Both parties had litmus tests and orthodoxies, but the G.O.P. had more of a “movement” spirit, reflecting the conservatism that had captured it, and ideological enforcers had more influence …

That “merger of equals,” as it was called, took place exactly a decade ago — on Nov. 2, 2009 — and transformed the health care marketplace in much of the Dakotas and western Minnesota. Since the merger, Sanford has invested significantly in delivering health services in Fargo-Moorhead, including completion of a new $494 million medical …