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Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy
In this March 1, 2016, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Bold promises, but thin agenda so far for Ryan-led House

While GOP task forces are talking about national security, jobs and health care, the House floor has largely been turned over to the obscure and the arcane.

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In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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Probe: HealthCare.gov ‘passive’ on heading off fraud

With billions in taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a "passive" approach to identifying potential fraud involving the president's health care law, nonpartisan congressional investigators say in a report released Wednesday.

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A step forward for measuring health care quality

The government, doctors' groups, insurers and patient advocates say they're coming together on a common set of measurements for what constitutes quality health care.

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Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul.

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Doctor and patient
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CEOs of Aetna, Anthem make case for health insurance mergers

The leaders of two major health insurers planning separate multi-billion dollar acquisitions made the case for the deals to Congress as senators questioned whether they would hurt competition and raise prices for consumers.

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Study shows employers shifting more medical costs to workers

Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing.

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New health care model saving money, report says

A new model of health care run by doctors and hospitals is growing and saving money in the taxpayer-funded Medicare program, according to a new report from the federal government. However, experts say most patients still don't understand how an Accountable Care Organization works.

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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

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Loretta E. Lynch, Sylvia Burwell, James Comey
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, center, with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, left, and FBI Director James Comey, at a news conference, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Feds announce nationwide health care fraud sweeps

Health care fraud sweeps across the country have led to charges against 243 people, including doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid, the government announced Thursday.

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(Jeremy Edwards, ThinkStock)
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Congressional GOP to continue health law subsidies

Congressional Republicans will move to temporarily continue health care subsidies for millions of people if the Supreme Court overturns the aid, according to plans discussed in the House and Senate Wednesday.

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